Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 pounds
Born: 7.23.77 Des Moines, Iowa
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Signed as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs, 7.6.07
How he (sort of) returned: Signed as a free agent from the Maple Leafs, 7.10.08
How he left again: Signed as a free agent with the Florida Panthers, 7.1.09
How he returned again: Signed as a free agent from the Panthers, 7.1.14
How he left again: Retired 6.30.15
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in red are those with the Devils.
Clemmer first got the Devils' attention while playing for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL. After he was drafted,
he went on to Boston College and had a stellar 4-year career with the Eagles.
Since he became a pro, he spent most of his years in the AHL. Parts of 5 seasons with the River Rats, 1 game in Lowell,
and the majority of 07-08 with the Toronto Marlies, the Maple Leafs' farm team. It made sense, really, because on the
parent club, with Brodeur playing the vast majority of games, Clemmer got personal with the pine.
He garnered a reputation while with the Marlies for helping in the development of the Leafs' top prospect in goal at the
time, Justin Pogge. For 08-09, the Devils looked for the same from him in regards to Jeff Frazee and David Caruso.
It didn't mean that we wouldn't see him in Jersey from time to time. In fact, a long-term injury to Martin Brodeur opened
the door for him. From his first start till about the middle of February, he was the talk of the league, that's how hot he
was. His play that year earned him the New Jersey nomination for the Bill Masterton Trophy.
He wanted to try and strike while the iron's hot when free agency came that following summer. He signed on with the
Florida Panthers. He was still in a backup role, but it wasn't for months on end, either, that he would sit.
Since joining the Panthers, as well, his record against the Devils had been stellar. He hadn't lost a game to them.
He would finish his career with the Devils, largely playing in Albany and mentoring the young goalies there. After he
retired, he took on a player development role with the Devils.
|Entry Draft: 1997 Eighth Round Pick (215th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise