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Jamie McLennan is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who is now an analyst for TSN, TSN Radio 1050, NBC Sports and NHL Network. He spent eleven seasons in the National Hockey League with the New York Islanders (1993–96), St. Louis Blues (1997–2000), Minnesota Wild (2000–01), Calgary Flames (2002–04, 2006–07), New York Rangers (2004) and Florida Panthers (2005–06).
McLennan’s active playing career ended in 2008 after a year with the Nippon Paper Cranes of Asia League Ice Hockey. He is popularly known by his nickname Noodles because of his preference for eating homemade pasta instead of diner food on minor-league bus rides before away games.
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Jamie McLennan was born on June 30, 1971 (age 51 years) in Edmonton, Canada. Following a productive season with the Western Hockey League’s Lethbridge Hurricanes in which McLennan backstopped the Hurricanes to the WHL Finals, he was drafted in the third round, 48th overall by the New York Islanders in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.
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McLennan backed-up veteran Ron Hextall in the 1993–94 season, posting a winning record after a two-and-a-half-year stint playing for the Islanders’ minor league affiliates in the American, International and East Coast Hockey Leagues. He spent the following two seasons with the Islanders organization, alternating between the NHL club and the Islanders’ IHL affiliate.
He drove from Salt Lake City, Utah to Lethbridge, Alberta a few weeks after the 1995–96 NHL season had been completed, on his way home to Edmonton. While visiting family in Lethbridge he fell ill. He went to a hospital on May 6, 1996, after feeling sick all evening, with immobility setting in. What was thought to be the flu turned out to be bacterial meningitis. After nearly dying that day, he spent the following week in intensive care. The Islanders declined to renew his contract on July 1.
The St. Louis Blues signed him to a contract on July 15. After a relatively quick recovery, he spent the following season in the AHL. He returned to the NHL as the Blues’ backup goaltender for the 1997–98 NHL season. That year he played 30 games, posting 16 wins, two shutouts and a 2.17 goals-against average. He was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL player who best displays perseverance and dedication to hockey.
He was picked off the Blues’ roster by the Minnesota Wild in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft. After a season playing for the expansion Wild, he played the following season in the AHL. The Calgary Flames acquired him in a trade at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, where he again played the role of NHL backup, achieving two wins in 17 decisions. Despite his 2–11–4 record, he remained with the team as Roman Turek’s backup. When Turek became injured in the 2003–04 season, McLennan was thrust into the starting role.
Jamie McLennan played well, but as the season wore, Miikka Kiprusoff, who had been acquired earlier in the season by the Flames, had taken over the starting job. Turek returned, and McLennan was traded to the New York Rangers in March 2004. Following the season he was signed to a contract by the Florida Panthers. During the canceled 2004–05 NHL season he played for the British National League’s Guildford Flames.
McLennan was brought back to Calgary in 2006, once again as a backup to Miikka Kiprusoff. The following season, McLennan had a five-week stint in Russia with Metallurg Magnitogorsk before returning to Canada. On April 21, 2007, during a playoff game versus the Detroit Red Wings (which turned out to be the last NHL game of his career), McLennan slashed Johan Franzén twice in the leg. McLennan was due to be assessed a minor penalty. However, after play was stopped, McLennan violently slashed Franzén in the stomach, resulting in game misconduct for McLennan.
He had entered the game after Kiprusoff had allowed 5 goals. The NHL suspended McLennan for five games and fined coach Jim Playfair $25,000 and the team $100,000 for actions late in Game 5 of the Flames’ first-round series against the Detroit Red Wings. On November 21, 2007, McLennan signed with the Nippon Paper Cranes of Asia League Ice Hockey. McLennan announced his retirement at the end of the 2007–08 season.
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On July 10, 2008, Jamie McLennan was named as the director of goaltender development and as a professional scout for the Calgary Flames. On June 23, 2009, McLennan moved into the coaching staff of the Flames after he was named as an assistant coach to Brent Sutter.
Jamie McLennan is married to his wife Stephanie Apoloito McLennan, they had their wedding in Canada. His wife is a private person and they have children together. However, McLennan is a full-time NHL analyst on TSN and is a color commentator for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Winnipeg Jets. He is also a co-host on Overdrive on TSN 1050 and TSN2. As of early 2023, McLennan and his wife Stephanie Apoloito McLennan are still married and living a happy life with their children.
Jamie McLennan net worth
How much is Jamie McLennan worth? Jamie McLennan net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a former ice hockey goaltender and analyst. Jamie McLennan’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $500,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential former ice hockey players in Canada. Jamie McLennan stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.