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Position Left/Right Wing
Shoots Right
Nickname(s) Shanny, The Big Smooth, Shan the Man
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
220 lb (100 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Hartford Whalers
St. Louis Blues
New Jersey Devils
Nationality CAN
Born January 23 1969 (1969-01-23) (age 41),
Mimico, ON
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 1987
New Jersey Devils
Pro Career 1987 – present

Brendan Frederick Shanahan (born 23 January 1969, in Mimico, Ontario, Canada), is a Canadian ice hockey right wing and alternate captain for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. With his physical play and goal scoring ability, Shanahan has scored 600 goals in his career, and is the leader among active players for goals scored. He helped the Detroit Red Wings win three Stanley Cups. The son of Irish parents, Rosaleen and Donal, he played lacrosse while growing up in his home town of Mimico, Ontario, a neighbourhood of Toronto, with his brothers Danny, Brian, and Shaun.

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Playing career

Shanahan was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He was the second player selected, after Pierre Turgeon. Expectations for Shanahan were high after a stellar career with the London Knights of the OHL.

With titles in the Olympics, World Championship and Stanley Cup he is member of the elite Triple Gold Club and one of only five (as of 2006) to be a member of the unofficial "Quad Gold Club", adding a Canada Cup/World Cup of Hockey title to the other three. His number 19 has been retired by his junior team, the London Knights.

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New Jersey Devils (1988 – 1991)

In the 1987-88 NHL season, he scored 26 points in 65 games as an 18-year-old. In the 1988-89 NHL season, he improved to 22 goals and 50 points. He scored 30 goals the next year and 29 in the 1990-91 NHL season. At the age of 22, Shanahan was already an established scorer in the NHL. He had also played well in the Devils' brief playoff runs.

St. Louis Blues (1991 – 1995)

On 25 July 1991, the St. Louis Blues signed Shanahan to a contract. According to the collective bargaining agreement, he was a restricted free-agent, and therefore, the Devils were due compensation. Ordinarily, this compensation would be in the form of draft picks, but the Blues already owed four first-round draft picks to the Washington Capitals for signing Scott Stevens the previous year. The Blues made an offer for compensation that was made up of Curtis Joseph, Rod Brind'Amour and two draft picks even further down the road. The Devils wanted Scott Stevens. An arbitrator eventually decided that Stevens was to be the compensation, and so Brendan Shanahan joined the Blues in exchange for Scott Stevens.

While Shanahan's first season for the Blues yielded similar statistics to his seasons with the Devils, he would explode in the 1992-93 NHL season. In 71 games, he scored 51 goals and added 43 assists for a total of 94 points. Next season, he scored 102 points, played in the NHL All-Star Game, and was named to the NHL First All-Star Team at the end of the year. During the strike, Shanahan played three games for Düsseldorf EG of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, managing to score five goals and tally 3 assists in his short stay overseas. When the NHL started back up, he came back and continued to play well for the Blues, especially in the playoff that year, where he scored 9 points in only 5 games.

Hartford Whalers (1995 – 1996)

On 27 July 1995, Shanahan was traded to the Hartford Whalers for Chris Pronger. In his only full season for Hartford, Brendan scored 44 goals. For his efforts, he got to play in another All-Star Game that year. Soon, though, he was traded again. On 9 October 1996, just two games into the season, Shanahan and Brian Glynn were traded to the Detroit Red Wings for Keith Primeau, Paul Coffey, and a first-round draft pick.

Detroit Red Wings (1996 – 2006)

Shanahan finished off the season with his usual productivity, scoring a total of 47 goals for the season, and was again asked to play in the All-Star Game. In the playoffs, Shanahan helped the Red Wings with 9 goals and 8 assists as they won the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1955. They won the cup again the next year, even though Shanahan struggled, scoring only 57 points. He only scored 58 in the 1998-99 NHL season, although he played in another All-Star Game. He also suffered defeat in the playoffs, as the Red Wings lost to their bitter rivals, the Colorado Avalanche. Shanahan scored 41 goals in the next season, indicating a return to his old form in the new, lower-scoring NHL. After the season, he was named to the First All-Star Team again. He put up 76 points in the 2000-01 NHL season although Detroit both lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Los Angeles Kings and watched their rivals win a second Stanley Cup.

The 2001-02 season was a banner one for both Shanahan and the Red Wings. Having picked up Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille, and Dominik Hasek in the off-season, the team was primed to win its third Cup since 1997. They cruised to victory and Shanahan continued to play a big role in their success, scoring 37 goals during the regular season and 19 points in their victorious Stanley Cup run. Shanahan also picked up an Olympic Gold Medal in Salt Lake City with Team Canada and was named to the Second NHL All-Star Team. In the season following their third Stanley Cup, Shanahan only scored 30 goals and 68 points, low totals compared to his previous few seasons. However, he won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy at the end of the year for his humanitarian efforts. In the following season, he scored 25 goals and 53 points, his lowest totals in fifteen years. However, in the 2005-06 NHL season, the first season following the owner's lockout, Shanahan showed yet another return to form, scoring an impressive 40 goals and tallying 41 assists for 81 points, good for third among Red Wings in scoring.

During the free agent period following the 2005-06 season, he signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the New York Rangers. [1]

"It really came down to an instinct I had.. Detroit has a great past and a great future ahead of them as well, but I guess I just felt that maybe I was identified with the past a little bit more than the future." As Shanahan was quoted on The Sports Network's (TSN) website (via both the Canadian Press & Associated Press) on July 9, 2006 for leaving the Wings to become a Ranger.

New York Rangers (2006 – present)

Shanahan warms up during a September 2007 pre-season game

Shanahan is currently an alternate captain with the Rangers, playing on the second line he finished the 2006-07 season 4th on the team in scoring with 62 points in 67 games.

On October 5, 2006 in the Rangers season opener at Madison Square Garden, Shanahan scored his 599th and 600th career goals against Washington Capitals goaltender Olaf Kolzig, with assists coming from Petr Prucha on both goals. He is the 15th player in NHL history to reach this milestone.

On November 14, 2006, Shanahan received the inaugural Mark Messier Leadership Award, an award given monthly to a player selected by Mark Messier who best exemplifies leadership skills on and off the ice

On January 18, 2007, Shanahan was named captain of the Eastern All Stars for the 2007 All-Star game, the first time in his seven previous career all-star appearances.

On February 1, 2007, he expressed well-publicized frustration in a press conference about his perception that NHL referees are biased against teammate Jaromir Jagr.[1]

On July 10, 2007 Shanahan decided to return for a 20th NHL season, re-signing with the New York Rangers to a 1-year, $2.5 million base deal that includes bonuses that could see him potentially make over $5 million.

Legacy

During the 2004-05 NHL lockout, Shanahan was the brainchild of what was dubbed "The Shanahan Summit," a two-day conference in Toronto that he organized. It gathered players, coaches, and other influential voices to discuss improvements to the flow and tempo of the game. Ten recommendations were presented to the league and players association.

Personal life

Shanahan married Catherine Janney (ex-wife of former St. Louis teammate Craig Janney) on 4 July 1998; they have three children - twins Maggie and Jack were born on 23 November, 2002, and daughter Catherine Rosaleen was born on 16 October, 2004.[2][3] Shanahan became a United States citizen on 17 May, 2002, though Shanahan maintains that he will continue to play for Canada in international competition. He lives in the Boston area during the off-season.[4]

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985-86 London Knights OHL 59 28 34 62 70 5 5 5 10 5
1986-87 London Knights OHL 56 39 53 92 128 -- -- -- -- --
1987-88 New Jersey Devils NHL 65 7 19 26 131 12 2 1 3 44
1988-89 New Jersey Devils NHL 68 22 28 50 115 -- -- -- -- --
1989-90 New Jersey Devils NHL 73 30 42 72 137 6 3 3 6 20
1990-91 New Jersey Devils NHL 75 29 37 66 141 7 3 5 8 12
1991-92 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 33 36 69 171 6 2 3 5 14
1992-93 St. Louis Blues NHL 71 51 43 94 174 11 4 3 7 18
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 52 50 102 211 4 2 5 7 4
1994-95 St. Louis Blues NHL 45 20 21 41 136 5 4 5 9 14
1994-95 Düsseldorfer EG DEL 3 5 3 8 4 -- -- -- -- --
1995-96 Hartford Whalers NHL 74 44 34 78 125 -- -- -- -- --
1996-97 Hartford Whalers NHL 2 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
1996-97 Detroit Red Wings NHL 79 46 41 87 131 20 9 8 17 43
1997-98 Detroit Red Wings NHL 75 28 29 57 154 20 5 4 9 22
1998-99 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 31 27 58 123 10 3 7 10 6
1999-00 Detroit Red Wings NHL 78 41 37 78 105 9 3 2 5 10
2000-01 Detroit Red Wings NHL 81 31 45 76 81 2 2 2 4 0
2001-02 Detroit Red Wings NHL 80 37 38 75 118 23 8 11 19 20
2002-03 Detroit Red Wings NHL 78 30 38 68 103 4 1 1 2 4
2003-04 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 25 28 53 117 12 1 5 6 20
2005-06 Detroit Red Wings NHL 82 40 41 81 105 6 1 1 2 6
2006-07 New York Rangers NHL 67 29 33 62 47 10 5 2 7 12
NHL Totals 1417 627 667 1294 2425 167 58 68 126 269

International play

Played for Canada in:


International statistics

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1987 Canada WJC 6 3 3 6 -
1991 Canada CC 8 2 0 2 6
1994 Canada WC 6 4 3 7 30
1996 Canada WCH 7 3 4 7 8
1998 Canada Oly. 6 2 0 2 0
2002 Canada Oly. 6 0 1 1 0
2006 Canada WC 8 3 1 4 10
Senior Int'l Totals 41 14 9 23 54

See also

References

  1. Angry Shanahan says refs are biased against Jagr. AP (2007-02-01). Retrieved on 2007-02-02.
  2. A day in the life of Brendan Shanahan
  3. Glittering night on Broadway
  4. The five-minute interview: Brendan Shanahan (2007-09-09). Retrieved on 2007-09-11.

External links

  • Brendan Shanahan's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Brendan Shanahan at TSN.ca


Hartford Whalers captains
Green | Ley | Rodgers | Keon | Anderson | Johnson | Francis | Ladouceur | Verbeek | Shanahan | Dineen
Kansas City Scouts/Colorado Rockies/New Jersey Devils first-round draft picks
Scouts: PaiementDean
Rockies: GardnerBeckGillisRamageGagneCirella
Devils: TrottierDaneykoMacLeanMullerWolaninBradyShanahanC. FosterGuerinMillerBrodeurNiedermayerRolstonSmithPedersonSharifijanovSykoraWardDamphousseVan RynGomezAhonenHaleA. FosterPariseZajacBergforsCorrente

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