Calgary Flames 45 Days Until the Season Starts: #45 Jamie Lundmark

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Jamie Lundmark
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With 45 days left until the regular season starts up again, let’s take a look at a former Calgary Flames player with that number.

Since the start of August, we’re counting down the number of days left until the regular season starts up again! Everyday until the start of the season, we’ll be talking about a Calgary Flames player whose number correlates with how many days there are left.

Yesterday we talked about a player who’s had a long and successful career in the NHL and who just recently retired less than two years ago. He also betrayed the Flames in 2004… I’m still upset about that, thanks for asking. But yes, we’re talking about Martin St. Louis.

With 45 days left until the regular season starts up again, let’s look at #45 Jamie Lundmark.

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Who is Jamie Lundmark?

Name: Jamie Lundmark

Birth place: Edmonton, AB, Canada

Position: C

Shoots: Right

Birthdate: 1981-01-16

Height: 6’0” / 183 cm

Weight: 89 kg / 197 lbs

Drafted by: New York Rangers, 9th Overall 1999

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Being drafted by the New York Rangers at the 9th overall pick 1999, Jamie Lundmark didn’t start his professional career until 2001-02. Before making his NHL debut, he played with Team Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championship twice, once in 2000 and another in 2001. They won the Bronze medal both times.

He spent some time between the Rangers and their AHL affiliate for quite some time. Early in the 2005-06 season, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes. Then later that same season, he came here to the Calgary Flames. But his time in Calgary wouldn’t last long as he would be traded to the LA Kings midway through the following season.

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Who was he traded for? Well, it was none other than former Flame Craig Conroy, who is now an assistant GM with the Calgary Flames. People just can’t stay away from Calgary, hey?

And the same goes for Lundmark as he signed with the Flames again in 2008 for a one-year, two-way contract. The season before, 2007-08, he wasn’t in the NHL because he decided to play in Russia. However, he only stayed in Russia for a short amount of time as he would come back to the States and play for the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL before returning to Calgary the following season.

But again, his time in Calgary would be shortened as he would be put on waivers by the Flames in February of 2010, but no fret for him, because he was picked up by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Lundmark had a hard time staying in one place for a long time. The following season, he signed a contract with the Nashville Predators. But injuries got the best of him like what happens to many players and he suffered an injury during training camp which left the Preds no choice but to assign him to the AHL.

Instead of staying in the AHL, he decided to pack his bags once more and head down to Europe to finish the year playing in the SHL.

Lundmark is currently playing with the Klagenfurter AC of the EBEL (Austrian league). He’s also been an alternate captain for them the last couple of seasons. In 2013, his team won the EBEL championship and he was named the MVP of the season resulting in him winning the Ron Kennedy Trophy.

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We most likely won’t be seeing Lundmark in the NHL ever again, however, with the Olympics approaching and NHL players not being able to go, we might be seeing him on international ice. Something he hasn’t done in almost 17 years, since the World Juniors.