HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHPLACE: Kingston, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: STL: 2001-57 overall
Dressed in every possible game for the Blues (56 games) and then the Avalanche (24) after being dealt to Colorado on Feb. 18…Has now skated in 260 consecutive games, the longest streak of his NHL career…Has missed only two games in the last five years…Tallied four points (1g/3a) in 24 contests with the Avalanche…Won 52.3% of his faceoffs with Colorado (168/321)…Recorded 16 points (6g/10a) in 56 games for the Blues…Combined between the two teams, McClement tallied 20 points (7g/13a) in 80 contests…Scored his first career hat trick on Oct. 30 vs. Atlanta…Went 11-for-11 on faceoffs on Nov. 11 vs. Nashville, the only player in Blues history to go unblemished on at least 10 draws since the NHL began keeping faceoff statistics…Made his Avalanche debut on Feb. 19 at San Jose…Had spent his entire career with the Blues prior to the trade, notching 156 points (52g/104a) in 449 games with St. Louis…Scored his first goal as a member of the Avalanche, added an assist and was +3 on April 1 at Phoenix…Won 16-of-19 faceoffs (84%) on April 5 at St. Louis.
Led all NHL forwards in total short-handed minutes (306:53) and short-handed ice-time-per-game (3:44)…Ranked ninth in the NHL with 1,412 faceoffs taken…Led the Blues with 701 faceoff wins, including a season-best 21 successful draws (out of 34) on Nov. 7 at Philadelphia…Won 10 or more faceoffs on 26 occasions, which included a six-game stretch in which he won 10 or more from Feb. 6 to March 2…Ranked fifth on the team in faceoff winning percentage at 49.6%…One of three Blues players to appear in all 82 games…Totaled his second-highest career point mark with 29…Tied for second on the team with three game-winning goals.
Dressed in all 82 games for the first time in his career…Led all NHL forwards with 315:08 of short-handed ice time…Scored a career high 12 goals…Posted a career-high three-game goal streak from Feb. 24-28…Won 52.1% of his faceoffs for the year…Recorded his 100th NHL point on Feb. 3 at Columbus and appeared in his 300th NHL game on March 20 at Calgary. PLAYOFFS: Made his postseason debut on April 15 at Vancouver and dressed in all four playoff games for the Blues.
Appeared in 81 of 82 games for the second year in a row…Became the first player in Blues franchise history to score a penalty shot in a road game on Dec. 9 at Colorado…Skated in his 200th NHL game on Feb. 5 vs. Tampa Bay.
Set career highs in assists (28) and points (36) in 81 games…Appeared in his 100th NHL game on Dec. 19 at Pittsburgh…Recorded a career-high 19 penalty minutes on Dec. 26 at Nashville…Compiled a career high six-game point streak from Jan. 6-18 and again from March 27-April 5.
Made his NHL debut in the season opener on Oct. 5 at Detroit…Became the fifth player in league history to score his first career goal on a penalty shot attempt, accomplishing the feat on Oct. 11 vs. Chicago…Picked up his first career assist later in that same game…Spent part of the season in Peoria, registering nine points (4g/5a) in 11 games.
Led the Worcester IceCats (AHL) in scoring with 51 points (17g/34a) in 79 games…Also paced the club in assists and shared the team lead in games… Finished tied for fourth in the AHL with five short-handed goals.
Notched 25 points (12g/13a) in 69 games with Worcester during his first AHL season…Led the IceCats, and was tied for first among all AHL rookies, with two short-handed goals…Collected three assists in 10 postseason contests for the IceCats.
Captained the Brampton Battalion, recording 49 points (22g/27a)…Finished his junior career ranked second on Brampton’s all-time scoring list with 182 career points (91g/91a), trailing only Raffi Torres (223)…Named the Ontario Hockey League’s top faceoff man for the postseason after winning 66.0% of his attempts…Named the Eastern Conference’s top player in the “Best on Faceoffs,” “Best Checker,” “Best Defensive Forward” and “Best Penalty Killer” categories…Finished third in the “Fastest Skater” category…Appeared in one playoff contest with Worcester.
Ranked second on the Battalion with 55 points.
Finished second on the team with 30 goals and set a club record with 13 power-play goals during his second season with Brampton…Notched the game-winning goal in the fourth and final game of the 2001 Western Conference Quarterfinals against Guelph to lead Brampton to the first playoff series victory in team history…Registered his 30th goal of the season in a 4-3 win against Guelph on March 11, 2001, his fifth consecutive game with a goal (second-longest streak in Battalion history)…Skated in the 2001 CHL Top Prospects Game.
Appeared in 63 games for Brampton in his first season in the OHL…Was an assistant captain for Team Ontario in the 2000 World Under-17 Challenge, a squad that won the silver medal.
Captured a gold medal with the Canadian National Team at the 2007 IIHF World Championship in Moscow…Recorded four points (2g/2a) in nine games during the tournament…Scored the fastest Canadian goal from the start of a World Championship game just eight seconds into the contest on May 7 vs. Team USA… Was a member of the 2003 silver-medal-winning Canadian National Junior Team at the 2003 IIHF World Junior Championship, recording three points (1g/2a)… Also captured a silver medal with Canada at the 2002 IIHF World Junior Championship…Was a member of Canada’s Under-18 Team that won a gold medal at the Four Nations tournament in Slovakia in August, 2000.
Jay and his wife, Lesley, reside in Kingston, Ontario during the offseason.