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Jamal Mayers | Winger | #22

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (43) / 10/24/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Drafted: 1993 / Rd. 4 (89) / STL

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Jamal Mayers has announced his retirement at the age of 39.
Mayers was hopeful in July that he could extended his career, but that didn't work out. That being said, he was able to end his tenure as a member of the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks. He also played for St. Louis, Toronto, Calgary, and San Jose during his 14 season career. He will hang up his skates after recording 219 points and 1,200 penalty minutes in 915 games. Fri, Dec 13, 2013 01:30:00 PM

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Jamal Mayers has decided to put off retirement for at least one more season.

Mayers was tempted by the prospect of hanging up his skates as a Stanley Cup winner. Now his agent has confirmed that he's looking for a new contract and hopes to sign before training camp. He's an unrestricted free agent.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013 12:27:00 PM

Jamal Mayers thinks he can still play, but that he's thinking about retirement all the same.

"I feel like I can still skate, and in today’s game you have to be able to skate to keep up with those young kids," Mayers said. "I feel like I can still skate, can still play. But there’s a lot of consideration with family and it’s not just about me. We’ll have to make that decision in the net little while." Mayers is 38 and had two assists in 19 games this season. If he retires now, his last moment as a player will have been lifting the Stanley Cup.
Source: CSN Chicago
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 08:51:00 AM

Jamal Mayers will determine if he will retire or continue to play within the next few weeks.

He said, "if I walk away, I can walk away a champion." Mayers didn't play during the 2013 playoffs, but he was the third player - after Jonathan Toews and Michal Handzus - to lift the Stanley Cup. He suited up in 19 games during the regular season though and has 915 contests under his belt in his career. Mayers can become an unrestricted free agent on July 5.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 12:36:00 PM

Jamal Mayers was upfront about his reasoning for shooting pucks at the Detroit Red Wings during the Saturday's pre-game warmups.

Mayers was fined a half days pay as a result of the incident. "I was trying to get under their skin, I'm not going to hide behind it or lie to you," Mayers said. "The league fined me and took the appropriate action and I'll play the piper. All of us in there will do anything to win. I don't want the focus to be me. I was just trying to get under their skin. The guys are playing unbelievable and playing really well. We've got a huge task in front of us." Chicago hasn't dressed him for a single game in the 2013 playoffs.
Mon, May 27, 2013 01:39:00 PM

Jamal Mayers was fined by the NHL for a pre-game incident.

Mayers fired pucks at the Detroit Red Wings during the warmups before Game 5. In other words, he found a way to get punished by the league despite the handicap of being a healthy scratch in all of Chicago's 2013 playoff games to date. He'll be charged a half days pay, which for him is about $1,600.
Mon, May 27, 2013 12:50:00 PM

Jamal Mayers will dress Monday night versus Los Angeles.

He has been a healthy scratch for the past five games. "I've been skating hard and keeping myself ready," Mayers said. "The team is playing extremely well. Everybody wants to play. That's what my makeup is. I have to give him a reason to keep me in. I'm excited about the chance to get in (Monday night)." He has 13 hits and 16 penalty minutes in 13 games this season, so look for him to bring a rambunctious style to the game.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 02:53:00 PM

Jamal Mayers was a healthy scratch on Sunday.

Mayers joined Brandon Bollig in the press box as Sheldon Brookbank drew into the lineup. Mayers has played in half of the Blackhawks 22 games this season and has two assists, a plus-three rating and 14 penalty minutes. He is not worth owning at this time.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 06:27:00 AM

Jamal Mayers got into a fight with Raffi Torres early in Thursday's game.

It was Torres first game in Chicago since he delivered a hit during the 2012 playoffs that hospitalized Marian Hossa. That incident made Torres very unpopular in Chicago, in addition to earning him a 25-game suspension that was later reduced to 21 games. With all that in mind, the fight was to be expected. "I realize what my job is at this point," Mayers said. "It still doesn't excuse what happened, but I give (Torres) credit: he was willing to go." That fight sparked Chicago as they had an explosive first period en route to a 6-2 victory.
Source: CSN Chicago
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 09:23:00 AM

Jamal Mayers played in his 900th NHL game on Saturday.

Congratulations to Jamal on the achievement. The 38-year-old has stayed in the NHL with his tough play as he has accumulated 1,193 penalty minutes in his career to go with 90 goals and 217 points. He is not worth selecting at this time as he is in and out of the lineup too much to have any value.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 06:48:00 AM

Jamal Mayers spent Wednesday's game in the press box.

Mayers has only played in three of Chicago's seven games this season. When he plays, he'll average a bit more than a penalty minute per contest, but he doesn't have enough offensive upside to make him worth picking up in most leagues.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 08:53:00 AM

Jamal Mayers made his season debut on Thursday.

Mayers spent Chicago's first three games in the press box. "Things change quickly in our business," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "What (Mayers) brings to our team is valuable. Whether he's playing or not, he's going to be an important piece of our team." Mayers only logged 6:49 minutes in Chicago's 3-2 overtime win.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 09:51:00 AM

Jamal Mayers thanked federal mediator Scot Beckenbaugh for all his help in putting the tentative CBA deal together.

"I don't think we could’ve gotten the deal done, quite frankly, without him," Mayers said. "With such few major issues remaining, he was able to pull out of each side what was there and make a determination on how to proceed. His approach worked and we were able to give on some things on both sides and come to an agreement." The whole hockey world owes Beckenbaugh a huge thank you for his work.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mon, Jan 7, 2013 07:51:00 AM

Jamal Mayers sees the NHLPA standing it's ground on the maximum contract lengths as the players protecting their middle class.

The logic is that if superstars can't get the security that comes with a long-term contract, they'll instead demand more money per season. That would leave teams with less cap room to spend on other players. Meanwhile, the NHL has insisted that this is an issue they won't cave on. All the same, Mayers thinks that the two sides are close to an agreement. "It can't be understated how close we are," Mayers said. "For the NHL to think it was take it or leave it is unrealistic."
Mon, Dec 10, 2012 12:00:00 PM

Chicago Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers is frustrated with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman's recommendation for a two-week moratorium in CBA talks with the NHL Players Association.

"We’ve shown a willingness to negotiate and move and we’ve been willing to get to 50 percent. It’s how we get there," Mayers said. "We’re not accepting their current proposal on contract issues. If you’ve taken a look at them, some seem farfetched. We’ve offered a solution for back-diving contracts. We’ve offered quite a bit and it’s unfortunate that this is the way they see it. But that’s the way it is." Blackhawks player representative Steve Montador said the moratorium is "a suggestion that we follow their script." Although he added that, at the present moment, there isn’t much to talk about. Asked about a potentially second canceled season, Montador said, "I don’t fear we’re nearing that place at all."
Source: CSN Chicago
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 10:34:00 AM

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