|6 ft 0 in (0 m)|
210 lb (95 kg)
|New Jersey Devils|
St. Louis Blues
|Born||April 15 1984,|
St. Louis, MO, USA
|NHL Draft||117th overall, 2002|
New Jersey Devils
|Pro Career||2004 – present|
Cam Janssen (born April 15, 1984) is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the New Jersey Devils. The Devils drafted him 117th overall in the fourth round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Janssen is also known as an enforcer and 'tough guy' for his physical play and frequent fights.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Janssen grew up in the St. Louis suburb of Eureka, Missouri. Before being drafted, Janssen played for the Windsor Spitfires and Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League. He played in the Memorial Cup tournament with the Guelph Storm in the 2003–04 season.
He led the Devils during the 2005–06 season with 11 major penalties for fighting. On February 24, 2007 he scored his first career goal against the Washington Capitals at 10:33 in the second period in his 82nd NHL game. The Devils' fans gave Janssen a standing ovation.
In the second period of a regular season game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 2, 2007, Janssen rendered Toronto Maple Leaf defenseman Tomas Kaberle unconscious with a late hit to the head. Kaberle was carried off the ice on a stretcher. The NHL announced Janssen would be suspended for a period of three games without pay, forfeiting a total of $7,220.16.
On March 30, 2007, Janssen received a sore shoulder after fighting Philadelphia's Riley Cote and missed 4 games. He returned for the playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Janssen was injured in the 2007 NHL preseason as well, suffering an injury in a fight with Jesse Boulerice.
During the 2007–08 season on December 26, 2007, Janssen participated in a charity event with the New Jersey Devil and Santa at Floyd Hall Arena in Little Falls, and the Ice Vault Arena in Wayne. He also participated in an autograph session with the fans. On February 26, 2008, Janssen was traded by the Devils traded to hometown team, the St. Louis Blues, for defenseman Bryce Salvador. He made his debut two days later, wearing #55 against the Phoenix Coyotes.
In the 2009–10 season, Janssen became known as the "4 minute Man" as he averaged 4 minutes 42 seconds of ice time and 4 minutes 42 seconds of penalty time per game. A free agent after his contract with the St. Louis Blues ended in 2011, he signed a 1-year, two-way contract with the Devils on July 14, 2011.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2000–01||St. Louis Sting||NAHL||45||1||2||3||244||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Albany River Rats||AHL||70||1||3||4||337||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Albany River Rats||AHL||26||1||3||4||117||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||New Jersey Devils||NHL||47||0||0||0||91||9||0||0||0||26|
|2006–07||New Jersey Devils||NHL||48||1||0||1||114||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||St. Louis Blues||NHL||12||0||1||1||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||56||1||3||4||131||1||0||0||0||0|
|2009–10||St. Louis Blues||NHL||43||0||0||0||190||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||St. Louis Blues||NHL||54||1||3||4||131||—||—||—||—||—|
References[edit | edit source]
- ESPN.com - NHL - Toronto defenseman Kaberle leaves game on stretcher. ESPN. Retrieved on 2007-03-02.
- Janssen injures shoulder. Fire & Ice (2007). Archived from the original on 2013-02-05. Retrieved on 2007-12-18.
- Blues acquire Cam Janssen for Salvador. St. Louis Blues (2008-02-26). Retrieved on 2010-08-24.
- Chere, Rich. "Devils sign right winger Cam Janssen", NJ.com, July 14, 2011. Retrieved on July 14, 2011.
[edit | edit source]
- Cam Janssen's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Cam Janssen's NHL player profile
- Cam Janssen Interview
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