Cam Janssen

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Cam Janssen
Cam Janssen - New Jersey Devils.jpg
Born (1984-04-15) April 15, 1984 (age 34)
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
EIHL team
Former teams
Nottingham Panthers
New Jersey Devils
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 117th overall, 2002
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 20042016

Cameron Wesley Janssen (born April 15, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey player who retired from playing for the Nottingham Panthers of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) on August 12, 2016. The New Jersey Devils drafted him 117th overall in the fourth round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Janssen was regarded as an enforcer.

Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.

Nottingham Panthers ice hockey club in Nottingham, England, UK

The Nottingham Panthers are a British professional ice hockey club based in Nottingham, England. They are members of the Elite Ice Hockey League. Their main team sponsor is the Nottingham Building Society.

Elite Ice Hockey League sports league

The Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) is an ice hockey league in the United Kingdom. Formed in 2003 following the demise of the Ice Hockey Superleague, it is the highest level of ice hockey competition in the United Kingdom.

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Early life

Janssen grew up in the St. Louis suburb of Eureka, Missouri, where he attended Eureka High School for three years. During his sophomore and junior years of high school, Janssen played for the St. Louis Sting of the Junior A North American Hockey League. [1]

Eureka, Missouri Country in Missouri, United States

Eureka is a city located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States between the cities of St. Louis and Pacific, along Interstate 44. It is in the extreme southwest of the Greater St. Louis metro area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 10,189. Since 1971, Eureka has been known as the home of the amusement park Six Flags St. Louis.

Eureka High School, located in Eureka, Missouri, is a secondary school in the Rockwood School District. Eureka High School was the first high school in what would become the Rockwood School District. The high school opened in 1908 and was fully accredited within four years.

North American Hockey League Tier II junior hockey league in the United States

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is one of the top junior hockey leagues in the United States and is in its 43rd season of operation in 2018–19. It is the only Tier II junior league sanctioned by USA Hockey, and acts as an alternative to the Tier I United States Hockey League (USHL). The NAHL is one of the oldest junior hockey league in the United States and is headquartered in Frisco, Texas.

Playing career

In 2001, Janssen was selected in the third round of the Ontario Hockey League draft by the Windsor Spitfires. Instead of completing his senior year at Eureka High School, Janssen moved to Windsor, Ontario to begin his first season with the Spitfires. After one season in Ontario, Janssen was drafted by the New Jersey Devils as the 117th overall pick during the fourth round 2002 NHL Entry Draft. During the 2003–04 OHL season, Janssen joined the Guelph Storm, where he participated in the Memorial Cup tournament. [2]

Ontario Hockey League sports league

The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) is one of the three major junior ice hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. The league is for players aged 16–21. There are currently 20 teams in the OHL; seventeen in Ontario, two in Michigan, and one in Pennsylvania.

Windsor Spitfires ice hockey team

The Windsor Spitfires are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). The team is based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1971, the franchise was promoted to the Ontario Major Junior Hockey League for the 1975–76 season. An unrelated OHA Jr. A Spitfires team, founded in 1946, moved to become the Hamilton Tiger Cubs in 1953 and went through other iterations/moves to become the present OHL Erie Otters in 1996.

Windsor, Ontario City in Ontario, Canada

Windsor is a city in Ontario and the southernmost city in Canada. It is on the southern shore of the Detroit River, due south and directly across the river from Detroit, Michigan. Windsor is a major contributor to Canada's automotive industry and has a storied history and a diverse culture. Known as the "Automotive Capital of Canada", Windsor's industrial and manufacturing heritage is responsible for how the city has developed through the years.

Jansen made his NHL debut against the Rangers on November 5, 2005. [3] In his rookie NHL season, Janssen led the Devils with eleven fighting majors. On February 24, 2007, he scored his first career NHL goal against the Washington Capitals at 10:33 in the second period in his 82nd NHL game.

The 2005–06 NHL season was the 89th season of operation of the National Hockey League (NHL). This season succeeded the 2004–05 season which had all of its scheduled games canceled due to a labor dispute with the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) over the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the League and its players. The 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs began on April 21, 2006, and concluded on June 19, with the Carolina Hurricanes defeating the Edmonton Oilers to win their first Stanley Cup, after which the Oilers would miss the postseason ten consecutive times and the Hurricanes would miss 11 of their next 12.

Fighting in ice hockey

Fighting in ice hockey is an established tradition of the sport in North America, with a long history that involves many levels of amateur and professional play and includes some notable individual fights. Fighting is usually performed by enforcers, or "goons"—players whose role is to fight and intimidate—on a given team, and is governed by a complex system of unwritten rules that players, coaches, officials, and the media refer to as "the code". Some fights are spontaneous, while others are premeditated by the participants. While officials tolerate fighting during hockey games, they impose a variety of penalties on players who engage in fights.

Washington Capitals hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Capitals are owned by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, headed by Ted Leonsis. From 1974 to 1997 the Capitals played their home games at the Capital Centre, in Landover, Maryland. In 1997 the team moved to the arena now called Capital One Arena, their present home arena in Washington, D.C.

Janssen in 2011 with the Blues. Cam Janssen 2011.jpg
Janssen in 2011 with the Blues.

In the second period of a regular season game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 2, 2007, Janssen knocked-out Toronto defenseman Tomáš Kaberle unconscious with a late hit to the head. Kaberle was carried off the ice on a stretcher. [4] The NHL announced Janssen would be suspended for three games without pay for the incident, forfeiting $7,220.16. [5] In an interview, Kaberle mentioned Janssen had not contacted him for reconciliation, and went on to say, "I don't care [to hear from him]. He doesn't respect me and I don't respect him." [6]

Toronto Maple Leafs Canadian professional ice hockey team

The Toronto Maple Leafs are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club is owned by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Ltd. and are represented by Chairman Larry Tanenbaum. With an estimated value of US $1.45 billion in 2018 according to Forbes, the Maple Leafs are the second most valuable franchise in the NHL, after the New York Rangers. The Maple Leafs' broadcasting rights are split between BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications. For their first 14 seasons, the club played their home games at the Mutual Street Arena, before moving to Maple Leaf Gardens in 1931. The Maple Leafs moved to their present home, Scotiabank Arena in February 1999.

Tomáš Kaberle Czech ice hockey player

Tomáš Kaberle is a Czech former professional ice hockey defenceman. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL), most notably for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as for the Boston Bruins, with whom he won the Stanley Cup, Carolina Hurricanes and the Montreal Canadiens. Kaberle also played in the Czech Extraliga for HC Kladno and HC Kometa Brno.

Unconsciousness the state, in a normally conscious being, of not being consicious

Unconsciousness is a state which occurs when the ability to maintain an awareness of self and environment is lost. It involves a complete or near-complete lack of responsiveness to people and other environmental stimuli.

On March 30, 2007, Janssen injured his shoulder in a fight with Riley Cote of the Philadelphia Flyers 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. [7]

Riley Cote Canadian ice hockey player

Riley D. Cote is a former Canadian professional ice hockey left winger and formerly an assistant coach with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League (AHL). He played eight National Hockey League (NHL) seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and was mainly known as an enforcer.

Philadelphia Flyers professional ice hockey team

The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). Part of the 1967 NHL Expansion, the Flyers were the first expansion team in the post–Original Six era to win the Stanley Cup, victorious in 1973–74 and again in 1974–75.

Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. It is a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Lightning have one Stanley Cup championship in their history, in 2003–04. The team is often referred to as the Bolts, and the nickname was used on the former third jerseys. The Lightning plays home games in Amalie Arena in Tampa.

On February 26, 2008, Janssen was traded by the Devils to his hometown team, the St. Louis Blues, for defenseman Bryce Salvador. [8] He made his Blues' debut two days later, wearing #55 against the Phoenix Coyotes.

A free agent after his contract with the St. Louis Blues expired in 2011, Janssen signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Devils on July 14, 2011 [9] becoming the 22nd player to be re-acquired and play for the team. [10]

Janssen signed as a free agent on a one-year contract with the Nottingham Panthers of the EIHL on August 15, 2015. [11]

Controversy

In July 2012, Janssen appeared on an internet-based radio show called "The Thom and Jeff Show" and subsequently delivered a profanity-laced interview in which he made several controversial comments, including one about gay players. Janssen later issued an apology for the incident, noting that he had "used poor judgment during the course of the show" and saying "moving forward, I hope to eliminate that type of language from my vocabulary. I would also like to take this chance to express my support for the work the You Can Play project is doing, and for the gay community in general." [12] [13]

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2000–01St. Louis Sting NAHL 45123244
2001–02 Windsor Spitfires OHL 64517222681000013
2002–03 Windsor SpitfiresOHL5011213211701122
2003–04 Windsor SpitfiresOHL354913144
2004–05 Albany River Rats AHL 70134337
2005–06 Albany River RatsAHL26134117
2005–06 New Jersey Devils NHL 4700091900026
2006–07 New Jersey DevilsNHL48101114
2006–07 Lowell Devils AHL901129
2007–08 Lowell DevilsAHL30004
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL1201118
2008–09 St. Louis BluesNHL5613413110000
2009–10 St. Louis BluesNHL43000190
2010–11 St. Louis BluesNHL54134131
2011–12 New Jersey DevilsNHL4801175
2012–13 New Jersey DevilsNHL40002
2012–13 Albany Devils AHL3614565
2013–14 Albany DevilsAHL2703324
2013–14 New Jersey DevilsNHL2430322
2014–15 Albany DevilsAHL3411281
2015–16 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 62246120
NHL totals33668147741000026

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