Just because we did it last year doesn't mean that we're going to throw our sticks on the ice in Anaheim and it will happenAnaheim 3, Detroit 2 Apr 12, 2003
They've been the hottest team in the league since Christmas and they've got the hottest line in the leagueIn Sports from United Press International Apr 17, 2002
They've been the hottest team in the league since Christmas and they've got the hottest line in the leagueStanley Cup playoffs begin tonight Apr 17, 2002
When I signed this past summer, (general manager) Lou Lamoriello, (coach) Jacques Lemaire, and I agreed that if we were unable to find a suitable fit in which I would be able to compete and contribute, I would simply step asideShanahan leaves the New Jersey Devils Oct 01, 2009
I would like to thank my family and all of the friends who have helped me achieve and maintain my childhood dream of playing in the National Hockey LeagueShanahan announces NHL retirement Nov 17, 2009
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.