- Height: 6'3"
- Weight: 220 lbs
- Date of Birth: January 23, 1969
- Hometown: Mimico, Ontario, Canada
- Position: Left Wing
- Shoots: Right
- Draft: 1st round, 2nd overall New Jersey Devils, 1987
Brendan Shanahan was born on January 23, 1969 in Mimico, Ontario, Canada. After an excellent career in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Shanahan was drafted by the New Jersey Devils with the second overall pick of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. He spent his first four seasons with the Devils, improving and refining his game. In 1991 Shanahan signed a contract to play with the St. Louis Blues with whom he spent four seasons and recorded his first and only 100-point season (1993-94). After St. Louis, Shanahan’s next NHL stop came with the Hartford Whalers. He played at Hartford for the 1995-96 season before being traded to the Detroit Red Wings two games into the 1996-97 season.
Shanahan spent nine seasons with the Red Wings, winning three Stanley Cup titles and posting solid numbers every year. He has spent the remainder of his career with the New York Rangers. In his 20-year career, Shanahan has been a seven-time All-Star and a gold medal winner at the Olympics, World Championships, and Canada Cup. He has career totals through the 2006-07 season of 1,294 points, 667 assists, 627 goals, and 1,417 games played.
Career Highlights, Awards, and Accolades:
- Seven Time All-Star Player
- Three-Time Stanley Cup Champion
- Olympic Gold Medal Winner