Cam Janssen
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
New Jersey Devils
St. Louis Blues
Born April 15 1984 (1984-04-15) (age 36),
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 careerEdit

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01St. Louis StingNAHL45123244
2001–02Windsor SpitfiresOHL64517222681000013
2002–03Windsor SpitfiresOHL5011213211701122
2003–04Windsor SpitfiresOHL354913144
2004–05Albany River RatsAHL70134337
2005–06Albany River RatsAHL26134117
2005–06New Jersey DevilsNHL4700091900026
2006–07New Jersey DevilsNHL48101114
2006–07Lowell DevilsAHL901129
2007–08Lowell DevilsAHL30004
2007–08St. Louis BluesNHL1201118
2008–09St. Louis BluesNHL5613413110000
2009–10St. Louis BluesNHL43000190
2010–11St. Louis BluesNHL54134131
NHL totals 260 3 7 10 675 10 0 0 0 26


  1. - NHL - Toronto defenseman Kaberle leaves game on stretcher. ESPN. Retrieved on 2007-03-02.
  2. Janssen injures shoulder. Fire & Ice (2007). Archived from the original on 2013-02-05. Retrieved on 2007-12-18.
  3. Blues acquire Cam Janssen for Salvador. St. Louis Blues (2008-02-26). Retrieved on 2010-08-24.
  4. Chere, Rich. "Devils sign right winger Cam Janssen",, July 14, 2011. Retrieved on July 14, 2011. 

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