HOF Profiles: 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame Inductees Part 2

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Brendan Shanahan started his career in the Ontario Hockey League with the London Knights for two seasons. His OHL career totals were 115 GP, 67 G, 87 A, 154 PTS, 198 PIM. During the 1985-86 season the Knights made the playoffs. Shanny played in 5 games and had 5 goals, 5 assists, and 5 penalty minutes.

In 1987, the New Jersey Devils drafted Brendan 2nd overall. He immediately joined the Devils and played for them through the 1990-91 season. He then played for the St. Louis Blues for 4 seasons with a brief 3 game career with Dusseldorfer EG during the 1994 NHL Lockout. In his short DEL career, he had 5 goals and 3 assists with 4 penalty minutes. Shanny then began the 1995 season with the Hartford Whalers. He would start the next season with them but after 2 games, he played the next 9 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings.

After that he would spend 2 seasons with the New York Rangers and then would finish his career with one final year as a New Jersey Devil.

His NHL regular season totals: 1,524 games played, 656 goals, 698 assists, 1,354 points, and 2,489 penalty minutes.

His NHL playoff totals: 184 games played, 60 goals, 74 assists, 134 points, 280 penalty minutes.

Shanahan represented Team Canada internationally. He played in one junior event, the 1987 World Junior Championships. He played in 6 games and had 6 points (3 G, 3 A). He would then go on to play in one Canada Cup (’91), 2 World Championships (’94, ’06), one World Cup of Hockey (’96) and 2 Winter Olympic Games (’98, ’02). He earned a Silver and Gold in the same World Cup of Hockey/Olympic Games that Scott Niedermayer was a part of (’96, ’02 respectively).

His Senior International totals: 41 games, 14 goals, 9 assists, 23 points, 54 penalty minutes.

Other awards and honors:

  • Stanley Cup Championship – 1997, ’98, 2002
  • Played in the NHL All-Star Game – 1994, ’96, ’97, ’98, ’99, 2000, ’02, and was captain of the 2007 team.
  • NHL First All-Star Team – 1994, 2000
  • NHL Second All-Star Team – 2002
  • King Clancy Memorial Trophy – Leadership – 2003
  • Won Primus Challenge Bowl with World-Stars Team in 2004
  • Led NHL in short-handed goals in 1994
  • Led NHL in PP goals in 1997
  • 2nd most goals by a LW – 656
  • 2nd most consecutive 20-goal seasons – 19
  • Only player with over 600 goals and 2,000 PIM



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Topics: Anaheim Ducks, Brendan Shanahan, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey Hall Of Fame, New Jersey Devils, Scott Niedermayer

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