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Brendan Shanahan | Winger

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (45) / 1/23/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
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Brandan Shanahan's mold on the Maple Leafs is slowly but surely coming to fruition as the team’s new president prepares for his first season in charge.
Shanahan came to the Leafs in April and decided against making major personnel changes following the Leafs’ epic collapse last season. After assuring GM Dave Nonis his job was safe and re-signing head coach Randy Carlyle for five more years, the Leafs fired their deputies and hired a new slate of assistant coaches and general managers. Shanahan has also embraced the emerging field of hockey analytics, hiring several new stats gurus for his front office to try and give the team a numbers edge. As for the on-ice personnel, the Leafs re-tooled their bottom six forward crop and acquired two new defensemen to gear up for the season. Aug 23 - 4:35 PM

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Brendan Shanahan has joined the Toronto Maple Leafs as the team's president.

Shanahan will leave his post as the NHL's top disciplinarian and bring the experience that he gathered from his Hall of Fame career to the table. He won an Olympic gold medal and three Stanley Cup championships. Naming him as the president means that Dave Nonis will keep his job as the general manager. That being said, Nonis will now be working under Shanahan and might see his influence diminished as a result.
Apr 11 - 10:03 AM

Brendan Shanahan wanted to dedicate his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame to his father, the late Donal Shanahan.

Donal suffered from Alzheimer's disease and passed away in May 1990. He never saw his son play in an NHL game. "When I was about eight or nine years old he caught me with a piece of chalk I had taken from school and I was writing my name on the wall," Brendan Shanahan recalled on Monday. "He said with his gentle Irish brogue: 'A man's ambitions must be small to write his name upon a wall.' First thing I thought was, 'How long have you been carrying that one around? What are the odds you get to use that in life?'" On a more serious note, he later added, "This is the name he gave me and he deserves to see it up on this wall."
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Brendan Shanahan has been selected as part of the 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame class.

Shanahan won the Stanley Cup three times with the Detroit Red Wings. He ranks 13th on the NHL's all-time list with 656 goals and 25th with 1,354 points in 1,524 career games. Over the course of his career, he played for the New Jersey Devils, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings, and New York Rangers. He's now serving as the NHL's disciplinarian.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 03:38:00 PM

Brendan Shanahan has told the Calgary Flames that he will not join their front office and will stay with the National Hockey League.

Shanahan was being considered for a top management job with the Flames as Calgary wants more people in on the decision making process. Shanahan decided against the move and will remain as a vice-president of the NHL in charge of player safety.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 06:18:00 AM

Flames CEO/president Ken King says Brendan Shanahan is a candidate to join Calgary's front office but won't replace GM Jay Feaster.

Shanahan admitted Friday that he met with Flames management last week and there was speculation the NHL's czar of discipline was in line to replace Feaster. "This is not a death watch," King said Monday. "I can tell you we are now on a long-term process to add depth to our hockey operations. We want to get back to where we should be, and this is something we think is consistent with that. We have a GM, and Jay is involved in this process." It remains to be seen if Shanahan might be offered a front office position or what sort of role he would have with the Flames.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 08:36:00 AM

Though the details are cryptic, Brendan Shanahan admitted that he met with Calgary Flames management this week.

Could it be for a front office position? GM Jay Feaster admitted that the team is rebuilding on Friday. Perhaps Shanny might end up being part of that process ...
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 06:19:00 PM

The NHL's Board of Governors is expected to meet Tuesday "at the earliest" to ratify the CBA, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon.

Shannon gave some context: during the 1994-95 season, NHL teams needed very little time to begin training camp once they received official word. This announcement doesn't really clarify when opening night will be, though.
Sun, Jan 6, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Brendan Shanahan, who will take over as the NHL's disciplinarian this season, should bring a unique view to the job.

The last four guys to hold Shanahan's job - Brian O'Neill, Gil Stein, Brian Burke, and Colin Campbell all suspended Shanahan during his playing career. However, Shanahan wasn't just known for his physical play, he also was one of the league's best goal scorers when he was in his prime. "I played this sport, I understand the passion that's involved," Shanahan said. "I broke a lot of rules when I played and wasn't always happy when I got punished -- even when I deserved it. I totally understand the passion that's involved in hockey, and it's one of the reasons why hockey's a great sport." Odds are his rulings won't often be popular - people love to second guess the guy handing out the suspensions. However, it should be interesting to see how his rulings compare with Campbell's.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 04:25:00 PM

The NHL is considering the use of shallow nets as soon as this season.

Several GMs, including Brian Burke, have said that they are willing to test the shallow nets. "I think that the shallow nets are something that I’d really like to try in at least an exhibition game and see how players react to it..." Shanahan said. "We’re talking about the process and the steps that would go forward for that." We will have to wait and see what effect this has on the game.
Sun, Aug 21, 2011 12:54:00 PM

Brendan Shanahan is helping the NHL’s Research, Development, and Orientation camp take a "proactive approach" to new rules in the NHL.

The league is set to test several modifications to the rules currently in place. Shanahan has helped devise ways to improver the game of hockey. While the motions are in place to begin testing, the changes will not come for some time. Some of the rules being questioned are no-touch icing, wider blue lines, and relocated faceoff dots.
Sat, Aug 21, 2010 11:22:00 AM

Brendan Shanahan officially announced his retirement on Tuesday.

The 21-year NHL veteran appeared in 1,524 career games while registering 656 goals and 1,354 points. Shanahan finishes his career with three Stanley Cups and an Olympic gold medal as well. "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 League", he said. "I am enormously grateful to all of my coaches and teammates I've had the privilege of learning from and playing along side of, throughout my career. While I always dreamed of playing in the NHL, I can't honestly say that I would have ever imagined that I'd be this fortunate and blessed. I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has helped me fulfill this dream." We wish him all the best in his retirement.
Tue, Nov 17, 2009 04:38:00 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers are not currently interested in Brendan Shanahan.

The Flyers have struggled early on and Simon Gagne is sidelined with two hernias. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren may try to make a move to turn things around, but Holmgren has already stated that Philadelphia isn't looking to sign Shanahan. Shanahan still wants to play in the NHL, and at least one team is believed to be interested, but apparently that team isn't the Flyers.
Wed, Oct 28, 2009 10:43:00 AM

Brendan Shanahan still wants to play in the NHL and is looking into his options.

At least one team seems interested, according to the New York Post, although they don't name the team. We envision Shanahan signing with someone in mid-season after a few injuries require teams to look around for help.
Source: NY Post
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 11:57:00 AM

Brendan Shanahan had his contract with the Devils terminated on Saturday.

Shanahan was cut by New Jersey last week, but remained on the team as a non-roster player until being waived on Wednesday. His salary comes off the books for the Devils and the 40-year-old is currently an unrestricted free agent.
Sun, Oct 11, 2009 10:23:00 AM

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