Jamie McBain
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 02/25/1988
AGE: 28
DRAFTED: CAR: 2006-63 overall
WCHA All-Rookie Team (2007) WCHA First All-Star Team (2009) WCHA Player of the Year (2009) NCAA West First All-American Team (2009) Signed as a free agent by Lahti (Finland), November 2, 2012. Traded to Buffalo by Carolina with Carolina's 2nd round choice (J.T. Compher) in 2013 Entry Draft for Andrej Sekera, June 30, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, November 11, 2014.
Jamie has a girlfriend, Liz, and spends his summers in St. Louis Park, MN… He is involved with the Hockey Dreams Foundation… Jamie started skating at age 2, and began playing hockey at 5… His first team was the Apple Valley Mites… His dad, who owns and runs Minnesota Made Hockey, was the biggest influence on his career… Jamie’s favorite player growing up was Sergei Fedorov… His first job was working for his father at hockey clinics… His favorite television show is Friends, favorite movie is Dumb & Dumber and favorite book is Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy… The most-played artist on his iPod is North Carolina native Eric Church… His favorite spot in the Triangle is Sullivan’s… His favorite website is nhl.com and favorite video game is Call of Duty… Jamie is on Twitter with username @jbain4… His biggest talent outside of hockey is ping pong… He started wearing No. 4 with the U.S. Developmental Program… His favorite sport to watch is football and favorite team is the Minnesota Vikings… His favorite athlete is Roger Federer… Jamie’s biggest game-day habit is sitting on the bench prior to putting on his gear… His favorite former teammates are Jonathan Toews (Shattuck-St. Mary’s) and Patrick Kane (USNTDP) and the team he most enjoys playing against is Chicago… His favorite road city is Montreal, and favorite road arenas and Xcel Energy Center and Bell Centre… He says the best thing about playing in the NHL is playing against people he grew up watching… His most memorable hockey moment was his first NHL goal, an overtime game-winner in Pittsburgh.

2011-12 SEASON
Completed his third NHL season with the Hurricanes… Set a new career high in goals (8) and led all Hurricanes defensemen in assists (19) and points (27)… Was tied for first among Hurricanes defensemen in power-play goals (5), tied for second in power-play assists (6) and second in power-play points (11)… Matched his career high for games played (76)… Had just four penalty minutes, the fewest of any NHL defenseman with more than 70 games played… Made his season debut vs. BOS (10/12)… Skated a season-high 26:52 of ice time and earned an assist vs. OTT (10/25)… Played in his 100th NHL/Hurricanes game vs. WSH (11/4)… Earned an assist for the second straight game at NYR (11/11)… Scored two goals vs. PIT (12/3), his second career two-goal game… Recorded his second consecutive multi-point game with two assists at CGY (12/6)… Scored a goal at EDM (12/7) to extend his point streak to three games… Earned an assist on Staal’s overtime game-winner vs. TOR (12/29)… Scored a goal at PIT (1/17)… Had a goal and an assist at MTL (2/13)… Assisted on Jokinen’s game-winning goal vs. SJ (2/17)… Scored a power-play goal vs. ANA (2/23)… Scored a goal and had a season-high six shots on net vs. NSH (2/28)… Scored a power-play goal at DET (3/24)… Was a healthy extra for six games (10/7-10/10, 11/6, 11/29-12/1)… Longest assist streak: 2 games (10/22-10/25: 0g, 2a; 11/8-11/11: 0g, 2a; 12/15-12/18: 0g, 2a; 12/29-12/31: 0g, 2a; 2/13-2/17: 1g, 2a; 3/7-3/10: 0g, 2a)… Longest point streak: 3 games (12/3-12/7: 3g, 2a)… Multi-goal games: 1 (12/3 vs. PIT: 2g, 0a)… Multi-assist games: 1 (12/6 at CGY: 0g, 2a)… Multi-point games: 3 (last: 2/13 at MTL: 1g, 1a).

Is in his fourth NHL season with the Hurricanes… Signed a two-year contract extension with Carolina on 5/21/12, which goes through the 2013-14 season… Is a product of the United States National Team Developmental Program (USNTDP) and represented the United States at the 2007 and 2008 World Junior Championships… Won a bronze medal with the U.S. at the 2007 World Juniors in Sweden… Helped lead Team USA to gold at the 2006 Under-18 World Junior Championship… Was named the Most Outstanding Defenseman at the 2004 Four Nations Tournament in Rochester, NY… Had a goal and three assists (4 points) for the under-17 team at the 2005 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Lethbridge, Alb.

2003-04: Totaled 33 points (6g, 27a) during his one season at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, as Shattuck went 63-3-7 for the season.

2004-05: Played in the USNTDP, helping the U.S. U-18 team capture an NAHL division championship.

2005-06: Spent his second season with the USNTDP, skating in 14 NAHL games for the U.S. squad.

2006-07: Was named to the WCHA’s All-Rookie Team after earning 18 points (3g, 15a) as a freshman at Wisconsin (WCHA)… Led all Badger defensemen and was tied for fifth among all Wisconsin skaters in scoring despite missing time to represent the U.S. at the World Junior Championship.

2007-08: Led all Wisconsin defensemen in goals (5), assists (19) and points (24)… Led all Badgers skaters in plus/minus (+12)… Had six multi-point games… Was tied for second among all Badgers in power-play assists (7) and was fourth in power-play points (10)… Was named All-WCHA Third Team and was selected to the NCAA Midwest Region All-Tournament Team… Was also named to the INCH.com All-WCHA Team and received the Badgers’ Dr. Joseph Coyne Most Consistent Award.

2008-09: Was named the WCHA’s Player of the Year after totaling 37 points (7g, 30a) to lead Wisconsin in scoring… Led all WCHA players in scoring in league games with 28 points, marking just the second time that a defenseman has led the conference in points… Was just the fifth defenseman in Wisconsin’s history to lead the team in scoring… Selected as one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as college hockey’s top player…Had a seven-game point streak (2g, 9a) from 10/31-11/21… Completed his collegiate career with 79 points (15g, 64a) and 84 penalty minutes in 111 games for Wisconsin… Led Wisconsin defensemen in scoring in each of his three seasons with the Badgers… Joined Albany (AHL) after concluding his collegiate season and signing an entry-level contract with the Hurricanes… Made his AHL debut vs. Hartford (3/27)… Earned his first professional point with a goal vs. Bridgeport (3/31)… Earned his first professional assist at Binghamton (4/4).

2009-10: Completed his first NHL season, earning three goals and seven assists (10 points) in his first 14 NHL games… Ranked first among Hurricanes in plus/minus (+6), despite playing in just 14 games… Led all Albany defensemen and ranked fourth among River Rats in scoring with 40 points (7g, 33a) in 68 games… Was tied for third on the team in plus/minus (+13)… Ranked ninth among AHL defensemen in points (40) at the time of his NHL recall on 3/16… Was reassigned to Albany at the end of the NHL season to participate in the Calder Cup Playoffs… Was recalled to the NHL for the first time on 3/16… Made his NHL debut vs. BOS (3/16), assisting on Cole’s power-play goal for his first NHL point… Beat Marc-Andre Fleury for the game-winning goal – his first NHL goal – with 0.9 seconds remaining in overtime, and earned an assist at PIT (3/20)… Was only the second player in franchise history to have points in each of his first four NHL games (3/16-3/21: 1g, 4a)… Earned a pair of assists and was (+4) vs. MTL (4/8)… Also had a team-high, seven-game point streak for the River Rats from 2/3-2/15 (1g, 10a).

2010-11: Ranked tied for fourth among NHL rookie defensemen in goals (7) and fifth in assists (23) and points (30)… The Hurricanes were 18-6-3 when McBain registered a point… Was one of 12 NHL rookies to participate in the Honda NHL SuperSkills competition during the 2011 All-Star Weekend in Raleigh… Assisted on Sutter’s first goal and took his first career NHL penalty (holding) against MIN (10/7) in the first game of the 2010 NHL Premiere in Helsinki… Beat Ryan Miller for the overtime game-winner and assisted on Tlusty’s goal vs. BUF (3/3)… Returned to action and earned an assist vs. TB (3/26) after missing six games with a shoulder injury… Had his first career multi-goal game with a pair of tallies – including the game-winning goal – vs. MTL (3/30).