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NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers was slapped with a three-game suspension Monday for delivering a head shot to New Jersey's Dainius Zubrus.
NHL upholds 15-game suspend handed to Thornton

NHL upholds 15-game suspend handed to Thornton

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Tuesday upheld a 15-game suspension for Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for a Dec. 7 fight.

Chelios, Niedermayer, Shanahan named to hockey Hall of Fame

TORONTO, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- First-time eligibles Chris Chelios and Scott Niedermayer and eight-time all-star Brendan Shanahan were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame Monday.

Buffalo's John Scott suspended for seven games

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League announced Thursday Buffalo's John Scott would be suspended for seven games due to an illegal check to the head.

NHL upholds Patrick Kaleta's 10-game suspension

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NHL hands Sabres' Patrick Kaleta handed 10-game suspension

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Hockey Hall of Fame induction class announced

TORONTO, July 9 (UPI) -- Former NHL players Chris Chelios, Scott Niedermayer and Brendan Shanahan have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

NHL fines Sharks $100,000 for general manager's comments

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- The San Jose Sharks have been fined $100,000 for comments made by General Manager Doug Wilson, the NHL announced Saturday.

Gryba suspended two games for violent hit

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League announced Friday Ottawa defenseman Eric Gryba had been suspended for two games for his violent hit on Montreal's Lars Eller.

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NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Kings forward and captain Dustin Brown will miss the final two games of the regular season after receiving a suspension from the NHL Wednesday.

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NHL suspends Sabres' Kaleta five games

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta has been handed a five-game suspension for an illegal hit on the New York Rangers' Brad Richards, the NHL said Monday.

Flyers' Zolnierczyk suspended 4 games

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Harry Zolnierczyk has been suspended four games for a hit delivered to Ottawa's Mike Lundin, the NHL said Sunday.

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Sharks' Clowe draws 2-game suspension

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- San Jose Sharks forward Ryane Clowe has been suspended two games for attacking a Chicago Blackhawks player, the NHL announced Monday.
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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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