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|1982 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in fifth
No. 86 overall by Detroit Red Wings
April 28, 1964
Height: 5-11 Weight: 170
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Cambridge, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Kitchener, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as the
No. 10 OHL prospect for the 1982 NHL draft. ... Was Ottawa's ninth-round
pick, No. 125 overall, in 1981 OHL priority selection.
| Debut: February 18, 1986 (Vancouver at
Numbers: 38, 33, 25, 32 (Hartford); 4
(Ott.); 4 (Wash.); 28 (St. Louis)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Retired September 3, 1999
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||HAR, OTT, WAS, STL||377
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||Hartford, St. Louis||23
AWARDS AND HONORS
NHL All-Rookie Team: 1989-90 (Hartford)
The National Sports
Daily NHL All-Rookie Team: 1989-90 (Hart.)
Hartford Most Valuable
Ottawa Co-Captain: October 1993 until
Hartford/Carolina Records: Most points by a defenseman in one playoff
game (4 vs. Boston on April 9, 1990, shares record)
Hartford Playoffs Points Leader: 1990 (7)
Assists Leader: 1990 (5)
1992-93: Played on Ottawa Senators expansion team.
Career: Named Tampa Bay assistant coach on Sept. 3, 1999, and
remained in that position until May 24, 2000.
Miscellaneous: Missed part of 1987-88 season with broken finger on left
hand, an injury suffered in February 1988. ... Missed parts of 1989-90
season with broken nose, an injury suffered when he was hit by Joe Kocur's
stick during Hartford's Oct. 21, 1989, game vs. Detroit, with back spasms,
an injury suffered during Hartford's Nov. 12, 1989, game at Chicago, and
with bruised right foot, an injury suffered when he was hit by Petr
Svoboda's slap shot during Hartford's Feb. 28, 1990, game vs. Montreal. ...
Finished second in NHL to Viacheslav Fetisov for points by a rookie
defenseman with 35 in 1989-90. ... Rights sold by Hartford to New Jersey on June 15, 1992, but
never played for parent team. Hartford let Shaw go for future
considerations (which became cash) because it
stood to lose him in the 1992 NHL Expansion Draft. ... Left unprotected by
New Jersey for 1992 NHL Expansion Draft. He was claimed by Ottawa on June
18, 1992. ... Missed part of 1992-93 season with mild concussion, an
injury suffered during Ottawa's Oct. 8, 1992, season-opener vs. Montreal.
... Missed part of 1993-94 season with back spasms, suffered in Ottawa's
Dec. 21, 1993, game vs. Quebec. He did not return to action until Ottawa's
Jan. 3, 1994, game vs. Pittsburgh. ... Set Ottawa record (since broken) for
most consecutive games played with 103 from Oct. 31, 1992, until Dec. 9,
1993. ... Was Ottawa's NHLPA team representative during 1992-93 and 1993-94
seasons. ... Missed part of 1993-94 season with back spasms, suffered during
Ottawa's March 4, 1994, game vs. Winnipeg. He did not return to action until
Ottawa's March 28, 1994, game at Montreal. ... Missed part of Ottawa's 1994
training camp with pulled abdominal muscle, an injury suffered in September
1994. The muscle pull hampered him even after the 1994-95 lockout ended in
January 1995. ... Signed with Ottawa as a Group III unrestricted free agent on
March 8, 1999, after having spent four seasons in IHL. Two days later,
Ottawa placed him on waivers and he was claimed by Washington.
Ottawa (OHL); Binghamton (AHL); Salt Lake (IHL); Team Canada; Varese
(Italy); Atlanta, Detroit (IHL)|
World Junior Championships: 1983 (bronze), 1984
AWARDS AND HONORS
IHL Turner Cup: 1997
Memorial Cup: 1984 (Ottawa)
Italian Championship: 1989 (Varese)
AHL Shore Award (Outstanding
Defenseman): 1986-87 (Bing.)
OHL Kaminsky Trophy (Outstanding Defenseman): 1983-84 (Ott.)
Italy Top Defenseman: 1988-89 (Varese)
AHL All-Star First Team: 1986-87 (Binghamton)
IHL All-Star First Team: 1996-97 (Detroit)
OHL All-Star First Team: 1983-84 (Ottawa)
IHL All-Star Game: 1998, 1999 (Detroit)
OHL All-Star Game:
1983, 1984 (Ottawa)
OHL Playoffs Assists Leader: 1984 (Ottawa) (27 assists)
Ottawa Captain: 1983-84
1984-85: Played on AHL regular-season champion (Binghamton).
1996-97: Played on IHL regular-season champion (Detroit).
Coaching Career: Named Detroit (IHL) player-assistant coach prior to
1995-96 season and remained in position until March 8, 1999. ... Named Detroit (IHL)
head coach of May 24, 2000, and remained in that position until league
folded on June 4, 2001. ... Named Springfield (AHL) assistant coach on July
20, 2001, and remained in that position until July 19, 2002. ... Named
Cincinnati (AHL) head coach on July 19, 2002, and remained in that position
into 2004-05 season.
Education: Took business classes at Wilfrid Laurier University during off-seasons of his playing days.
Miscellaneous: Named OHL's best offensive defenseman in a 1983-84 poll of league coaches.
... Left Hartford as a restricted free agent after 1987-88
season to join Team Canada and spend most of 1988-89 season in Italy, where
he played on championship team. He rejoined Hartford on March 7, 1989, for
balance of 1988-89 season before finally signing new
contract (one year plus option year) with Hartford on May 2, 1989. ...
Loaned by Ottawa to Atlanta (IHL) on Feb. 10, 1995.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
Detroit traded Shaw to Hartford in exchange for 1984 eighth-round pick
(Lars Karlsson) on May 29, 1984. The deal was made because Shaw was not going
to sign with Detroit, which would have lost his NHL rights after June 1,
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