June 21, 1968 |
Barrie, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||36th overall, 1986
Toronto Maple Leafs
Darryl Jackson Shannon (born June 21, 1968) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was drafted 36th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft and as well as the Leafs, he played for the Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres, Atlanta Thrashers, Calgary Flames, and the Montreal Canadiens. Despite a serious illness, he played a total of 544 regular season games in the National Hockey League, scoring 28 goals and 111 assists for 139 points and collecting 523 penalty minutes. He also played 29 playoff games, all with the Buffalo Sabres, scoring 4 goals and 7 assists for 11 points, collecting 16 minutes. He moved to Germany in 2001 to play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the Krefeld Pinguine and the Eisbären Berlin. He is the older brother of fellow former NHLer Darrin Shannon who played together while with the Winnipeg Jets. He ended his career due to a serious issue and family and left to play in Germany.
Following his retirement, he lives in Buffalo, New York where he is an active member of the Sabres Alumni Association.
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