Brendan Shanahan is a Canadian winger on the New Jersey Devils.
Shanahan was originally drafted 2nd overall by the Devils in 1987. He played well over four seasons with the Devils, and established himself as one of the top scorers in the league, even at a young age. He was signed by the St. Louis Blues in 1991, in a deal that brought the talented Scott Stevens to New Jersey. Shanahan became an even more potent scorer while with the Blues, before being traded to Hartford, where he led the team in scoring. He was traded to Detroit in 1996, where he made his name as one of the elite power forwards in the NHL. Upon joining the Red Wings, Shanahan immediately helped lead the Wings to a Stanley Cup victory, and helped them repeat the following season. He won another Cup in 2002, and continued to be one of the major factors in the Red Wings’ success. After the lockout, Shanahan came back strong, scoring 81 points in his final season in Detroit. In 2006, however, Shanahan signed with the New York Rangers, where he scored his 600th career goal. Shanahan helped the Rangers become a playoff-caliber team, serving as an alternate captain while he played there. He then retired, after the 2008 season. In 2009, however, Shanahan received an offer from the new Jersey Devils, and decided to accept it and return to the NHL.
|Team||New Jersey Devils|
|Born||23 Jan 1969|
|Nickname||Shan the Man|
|New Jersey Devils||2009 - present|
|Rangers||2006 - 2008|
|Detroit Red Wings||1996 - 2006|
|St. Louis Blues||1991 - 1995|
|New Jersey Devils||1987 - 1991|
Shanahan has played for Team Canada at a number of international competitions, winning three gold medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics, the 1994 World Championships and the 1991 Canada Cup. He also won a silver medal at the 1996 World Cup.