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Jay Daniel Bouwmeester is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League . He was a first round selection, third overall, of the Florida Panthers at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2003 and played seven seasons in the Panthers organization before being traded to the Calgary Flames in 2009, with whom he played four seasons. He held one of the longest iron man streaks in NHL history as he appeared in 737 consecutive regular season games between 2004 and 2014. Bouwmeester played in the 2007 and 2009 NHL All-Star Games.

Jay Bouwmeester
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Born (1983-09-27) September 27, 1983 (age 33)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
St. Louis Blues
Florida Panthers
Calgary Flames
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 2002
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2002–present

Jay Daniel Bouwmeester (born September 27, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a first round selection, third overall, of the Florida Panthers at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2003 and played seven seasons in the Panthers organization before being traded to the Calgary Flames in 2009, with whom he played four seasons. He held one of the longest iron man streaks in NHL history as he appeared in 737 consecutive regular season games between 2004 and 2014. Bouwmeester played in the 2007 and 2009 NHL All-Star Games.

Internationally, Bouwmeester has represented Canada numerous times. He appeared in three consecutive World Junior Championships between 2000 and 2002, winning a silver and two bronze medals. He made his debut with the senior national team in 2003, winning the first of two consecutive World Championship titles. Bouwmeester was a member of the 2004 World Cup of Hockey championship team and won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics.