Colin Shields

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Colin Shields
Born (1980-01-27) 27 January 1980 (age 34)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
EIHL team
Former teams
Belfast Giants
EIHL
Newcastle Vipers
Sheffield Steelers
ECHL
Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
Greenville Grrrowl
Idaho Steelheads
Fresno Falcons
Ligue Magnus
Pingouins de Morzine-Avoriaz
National team  Great Britain
NHL Draft 195th overall, 2000
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2004–present

Colin Shields (born 27 January 1980) is a Scottish ice hockey player currently playing for Belfast Giants of the EIHL in United Kingdom.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Shields started his career in North America and played for Cleveland Jr. Barons in the NAHL for two seasons, 1998–2000. Shields was a sixth-round pick for the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Shields opted to attend and play for the University of Maine for three seasons, finishing as the top scorer for the 2003–04 season.

ECHL & EIHL Career[edit]

For the 2004/05 season Shields was split between the San Diego Gulls, Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies and Greenville Grrrowl of the ECHL, tallying 35 points in 62 games. For 2005–06, Shields moved back to his native United Kingdom for a spell with the Belfast Giants of the EIHL, where he played alongside former NHL star Theoren Fleury. 2006–07 saw a return to the ECHL, with 43 points in 57 games for the Fresno Falcons and Idaho Steelheads. Shields had a career year in 2007–08 for the Newcastle Vipers of the EIHL, scoring 73 points in 57 games. This led to a 2-year contract with the Belfast Giants. Shields served as captain of the Giants, replacing George Awada, who was ruled out with injury.

On 7 April 2011, it was announced that Shields had left the Giants to sign for Morzine-Avoriaz in France.

On 22 March 2012, it was announced that Shields had signed to play the 2012/13 season for the Sheffield Steelers in the EIHL.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Cleveland Jr. Barons NAHL 55 30 30 60 44 -- -- -- -- --
1999–00 Cleveland Barons NAHL 55 46 49 95 40 3 1 3 4 2
2001–02 University of Maine NCAA 42 29 17 46 39 -- -- -- -- --
2002–03 University of Maine NCAA 34 14 13 27 18 -- -- -- -- --
2003–04 University of Maine NCAA 44 18 26 44 40 -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 San Diego Gulls ECHL 34 3 11 14 10 -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies ECHL 19 6 12 18 4 -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 Greenville Grrrowl ECHL 9 0 3 3 2 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 Belfast Giants EIHL 27 14 27 41 22 7 1 5 6 6
2006–07 Fresno Falcons ECHL 24 7 7 14 22 -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 33 9 20 29 19 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08 Newcastle Vipers EIHL 56 36 37 73 22 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09 Belfast Giants EIHL 54 29 41 70 12 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Belfast Giants EIHL 56 34 53 87 65 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Belfast Giants EIHL 57 18 49 67 34 -- -- -- -- --
ECHL totals 119 25 53 78 48 -- -- -- -- --
EIHL totals 250 131 207 338 155 -- -- -- -- --

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2001–02
All-Hockey East Second Team 2003–04
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2003–04
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 2004 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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