Shanahan Selected for Hall of Fame
Shanahan Discusses Hall of Fame Selection
Blues play-by-play broadcaster Chris Kerber chatted with Brendan Shanahan about his time in St. Louis and his selection for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Watch Shanahan's Hockey Hall of Fame induction on Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. on NHL Network.
Brendan Shanahan has been selected for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Shanahan was a fan-favorite in St. Louis, where he played in 277 games from 1991-95. He scored 156 goals and 150 assists (306 points) as a member of the Blues.
Shanahan ranks ninth on the Blues' all-time list in goals (156) and is tied for fifth in franchise history in hat tricks (6). He also ranks 10th in team history in game-winning goals (24), ninth in power-play goals (52) and is tied for sixth in short-handed goals (9). After signing as a free agent with the Blues in 1991, he had back-to-back 50 goal seasons in 1992-93 and 1993-94.
He will be officially inducted on November 11 alongside defensemen Chris Chelios and Scott Niedermayer.
"I’ve always been fortunate to have great teammates and coaches throughout my career,” Shanahan said in a press release. "At every level I have tried to learn and my key to success was having people around me that helped me improve my game."
Shanahan is one of just 18 players to join the NHL's 600-goal club. He played in 1,524 NHL games, scoring 656 goals and 698 assists (1,354 points). He won three Stanley Cups, captured an Olympic Gold Medal with Canada in 2002 and earned the King Clancy Memorial Trophy as a player displaying leadership qualities on and off the ice.
Shanahan becomes the 18th Blues player to be selected for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Recent inductees include Adam Oates (2012), Doug Gilmour (2011), Brett Hull (2009), Glenn Anderson (2008) and Al MacInnis (2007).
Brendan Shanahan Career Notes
- Born on January 23, 1969 in Mimico (Etobicoke), Ontario, Canada
- Excelled in Lacrosse & attended Michael Power/St. Joseph High School – won 1984-85 OFSAA (All-Ontario) Gold Medal
- Played two seasons for the London Knights (OHL) from 1985-87
- Named OHL 3rd Team All-Star in 1986-87
- Selected by New Jersey Devils in 1st round, 2nd overall of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft
- Played four seasons with the New Jersey Devils from 1987-91
- Signed as free agent by St. Louis Blues on July 25, 1991 with Scott Stevens awarded as compensation to New Jersey
- Played four seasons with St. Louis Blues from 1991-95
- Recorded only 100+ point season & was named a 1st Team All-Star in 1993-94
- Recorded back-to-back 50+ goal seasons in 1992-93 & 1993-94
- Traded to the Hartford Whalers for Chris Pronger on July 27, 1995
- Played parts of two seasons with Hartford Whalers from 1995-96
- Captain of the Hartford Whalers during 1995-96 season
- Traded to Detroit Red Wings with Brian Glynn for Paul Coffey, Keith Primeau & 1st round pick on October 9, 1996 (played only two games for Hartford in 1995/96)
- Played nine seasons with Detroit Red Wings from 1996-2006
- Named 1st Team All-Star in 2000 & 2nd Team All-Star in 2002
- Won King Clancy Memorial Trophy for Humanitarian efforts in 2002-03
- Member of 1997, 1998, 2002 Detroit Red Wings Stanley Cup championships
- Scored 2002 Stanley Cup championship-winning goal
- Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers on July 9, 2006
- Played two seasons for New York Rangers from 2006-2008
- Became 15th player in NHL history to score 600 goals on October 5, 2006
- Finished NHL career with one season, 2008-09, with New Jersey Devils
- Played in 8 NHL All-Star Games (1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007-captain)
- Career NHL regular season totals include 1,524 games played, 656 goals, 698 assists, 1,354 points
- Career NHL playoff totals include 184 games played, 60 goals, 74 assists, 134 points
- Only player in NHL history to record 600+ career goals & 2,000+ career penalty minutes
- Finished 2nd all-time among left wingers in goals (656)
- Finished 3rd all-time among left wingers in points (1,354) & tied for third in assists (698)
- Finished 2nd for Most Consecutive 20-or-More Goal Seasons (19) to Gordie Howe
- Member of Team Canada at 1987 World Junior Championship (disqualified for brawl with USSR)
- Member of Team Canada at two World Championships – won Gold Medal in 1994
- Member of Team Canada at two Canada Cup/World Cup of Hockey – winning title in 1991
- Member of Team Canada at two Olympic Games – won Gold Medal in 2002
- 13th member of IIHF Triple Gold Club (Stanley Cup, Olympics, World Championship) on February 24, 2002
- Number ‘19’ retired by London Knights on November 30, 2003
- Inducted into the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame on October 27, 2010