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James Reimer

Born:March 15, 1988Draft:2006 Maple Leafs, 99th Overall
Hometown:Arborg, MB, CANPosition:Goalie
Known For:Catches:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Detroit Red Wings

James Reimer (born March 15, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Reimer has also played in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, and San Jose Sharks. He was selected by the Maple Leafs in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He started playing minor hockey in his hometown when he was 12. He played junior hockey with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League (WHL) after being selected in the fifth round of the 2003 WHL Bantam Draft.

After turning professional, Reimer played with the South Carolina Stingrays and Reading Royals of the ECHL, as well as the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL). He was named the most valuable player of the ECHL playoffs, as the Stingrays won the Kelly Cup in 2009. Reimer made his NHL debut with the Maple Leafs during the 2010–11 season and went on to replace Jean-Sébastien Giguère as the Maple Leafs’ starting goaltender.

Reimer plays for Canada internationally and first represented his country at the 2011 World Championship. In 2013, he had the best save percentage in Maple Leafs’ history with a then .918.

James Reimer San Jose Sharks
James Reimer, San Jose Sharks (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

James Reimer Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
February 28, 2016Jeremy MorinThird-Round Pick
(Riley Stotts)
Ben Smith
Alex Stalock
June 30, 2019Sixth-Round Pick
(Yevgeni Oksentyuk)
Scott Darling

Deeper Dive


  • 2006-07 CHL Goaltender of the Week (Oct. 24)
  • 2008-09 ECHL Goaltender of the Week (03/16-03/22)
  • 2008-09 ECHL Kelly Cup Champion
  • 2008-09 ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs MVP (June M. Kelly Award)
  • 2010-11 NHL Rookie of the Month (March)
  • 2012-13 ECHL Alumnus of the Month (March)
  • 2016-17 ECHL Alumnus of the Month (February)
  • 2017-18 ECHL Alumnus of the Month (December)