Caps' Erskine suspended 3 games

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Washington Capitals defenseman John Erskine was given a three-game suspension Saturday for a hit he made on Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds.

Nashville's Weber fined by NHL

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- Nashville defenseman Shea Weber was fined $2,500 for a hit to the head of Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg in the teams' playoff game Wednesday.
NHL suspends Shane Doan

NHL suspends Shane Doan

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- The NHL announced Wednesday Phoenix captain Shane Doan had been suspended for three games as a result of a hit he delivered Tuesday.
Ovechkin suspended 3 games for illegal hit

Ovechkin suspended 3 games for illegal hit

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Washington Capitals superstar forward Alex Ovechkin will miss three games after being suspended for making an illegal hit, the NHL announced Monday.

NHL suspends Carcillo for 7 games

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The NHL announced Wednesday Chicago forward Dan Carcillo will be suspended for seven games due to a violent collision with Edmonton's Tom Gilbert.

NHL suspends Blues' Stewart for hit

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The NHL said Wednesday it has suspended St. Louis Blues forward Chris Stewart for three games for his illegal hit on Detroit's Niklas Kronwall.
NHL suspends Kaleta four games

NHL suspends Kaleta four games

NEW YORK, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League issued a four-game suspension to Buffalo forward Patrick Kaleta Thursday for head butting an opposing player.
Oilers' Sutton suspended five games

Oilers' Sutton suspended five games

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The NHL Tuesday slapped Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton with a five-game suspension for an illegal hit leveled on Colorado forward Gabriel Landeskog.

Shanahan becomes NHL's disciplinarian

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday Colin Campbell had stepped down from his role as the league's chief disciplinarian.
Shanahan announces NHL retirement

Shanahan announces NHL retirement

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Future NHL Hall of Famer Brendan Shanahan announced his retirement from hockey Tuesday after 21 years in the league.
Shanahan leaves the New Jersey Devils

Shanahan leaves the New Jersey Devils

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Veteran left wing Brendan Shanahan left the NHL's New Jersey Devils Thursday due to his lack of production and diminished role on the team.

Brendan Shanahan to play a 22nd NHL season

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Left wing Brendan Shanahan has signed a one-year contract to return to the New Jersey Devils for a 22nd NHL season.

NHL: Carolina 4, New Jersey 0

RALEIGH, N.C., April 26 (UPI) -- Carolina's Cam Ward made 28 saves and the Hurricanes beat the New Jersey Devils 4-0 Sunday, forcing a seventh game in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

NHL: New Jersey 3, Ottawa 2

OTTAWA, April 9 (UPI) -- New Jersey beat Ottawa 3-2 on Brendan Shanahan's shootout goal Thursday and the Devils clinched the Atlantic Division title for the third time in four seasons.

NHL: New Jersey 5, Tampa Bay 4 (OT)

NEWARK, N.J., April 3 (UPI) -- Zach Parise's 43rd goal at 1:21 of overtime Friday led the New Jersey Devils to a 5-4 win over Tampa Bay.
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Brendan Shanahan
Detroit Red Wings Mathieu Schneider (R) congratulates Brendan Shanahan after Shanahan scored a goal in the first period against the St. Louis Blues at the Savvis Center in St. Louis on April 15, 2006. The goal is Shanahan's 40th of the season. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Brendan Frederick "Shanny" Shanahan (born January 23, 1969) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey winger who currently serves as the National Hockey League's Vice President of Hockey and Business Development and head disciplinarian. Originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils second overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, Shanahan played with the St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, and New Jersey Devils. He spent the majority of his career with the Red Wings, with whom he won three Stanley Cup championships. With his physical play and goal scoring ability, Shanahan scored 656 goals in his NHL career spanning over 1,500 NHL games and, at the time of his retirement, was the leader among active NHL players for goals scored. Shanahan is the only player in NHL history with over 600 goals and 2,000 penalty minutes.

Competing for Team Canada internationally, Shanahan won a gold medal at the 1994 World Championships, 2002 Winter Olympics, and a 1991 Canada Cup championship. Having won what are considered the three most prominent team titles in ice hockey, an Olympic gold medal, a World Championship and a Stanley Cup, Shanahan is a member of the elite Triple Gold Club. Shanahan currently works in the NHL office as the league's vice president of hockey and business operations.

Shanahan was drafted by the New Jersey Devils second overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft after Pierre Turgeon. Expectations for Shanahan were high after a stellar career with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), with whom his number 19 has been retired. In his rookie season with the Devils, in 1987–88, he scored 26 points in 65 games as an 18-year-old. The following season, in 1988–89, he improved to 22 goals and 50 points. In his third NHL season, he emerged as a point-per-game producer with 72 points in 73 games and a top scorer with the Devils; his 30 goals finished tied for second in team goal-scoring behind John MacLean. In his fourth and final year of his initial stint with the Devils in 1990–91, he scored 29 goals and 66 points. At the age of 22, Shanahan was already an established scorer in the NHL. He had also played well in the Devils' playoff runs.

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