Athlete Profile

Brendan Shanahan
Left winger
BornMimico, ON D.O.B.: Jan. 23, 1969 (32). Height: 6-3, Weight: 220. Shoots: Left. NHL team: Detroit Red Wings.
International history: Played on 1998 Olympic team, he also won a silver medal in the 1996 World Cup. Won a gold medal with Canada at the 1994 world championships. Member of Canada's 1991 Canada Cup championship team. Played for Canada in 1987 world junior championships.
What he brings: Possesses maybe the best one-timed slap shot in the league, Shanahan is a perennial 30-goal scorer, who had an exceptional first month of the season. A quality penalty killer who has good size but doesn't necessarily play a physical game, his skating is just average by international standards.
Career highlights: Won two Stanley Cups with Detroit in 1996 and 1997. Played in seven NHL all-star games. Made the NHL's first all-star team in 1994.