April 29, 1961 |
Wallaceburg, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
Adirondack Red Wings
|NHL Draft||93rd overall, 1980
Douglas Arthur Shedden (born April 29, 1961) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He coached Team Finland to a bronze medal in 2008 World Championships. Shedden is currently the head coach of EV Zug of the Swiss Nationalliga A.
Shedden, who played the position of centre, spent eight seasons playing in the National Hockey League for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, Quebec Nordiques and Toronto Maple Leafs. He was drafted 93rd overall by the Penguins in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. In 416 career NHL games, Shedden recorded 139 goals and 186 assists for 325 points. Shedden had a brief stint in Europe as he played in Italy for two seasons but returned to North America and retired from playing in 1993.
Shedden's Career as Head Coach started when he was hired to take over the Wichita Thunder in 1992. After leading Wichita to back-to-back CHL Championships in 1993-94 and 1994–95, Shedden coached several teams in UHL, CHL and ECHL before becoming the Head Coach for St. John's Maple Leafs of the AHL, where he guided the team to their best record for wins in franchise history in their final year in St. John's.
After that Shedden was hired by Finnish SM-liiga team HIFK to replace Dave King, who had decided to go to Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Russian Superleague instead of HIFK. Shedden's single season at the helm of HIFK was good and the team fought its way to the Bronze Medal game. HIFK however lost to HPK.
After his debut in the SM-liiga, Shedden was acquired by HIFK's local rivals Jokerit, where Shedden made an impact during his first season as the Head Coach of the team. Jokerit survived all the way to the Finals but were defeated by Kärpät. Shedden's second season as the Head Coach of Jokerit was a bit of a disappointment. Jokerit did advance to the playoffs, but were defeated four games to three by Espoo Blues in the Semifinals even though Jokerit had a 3–1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
During his time at Jokerit, Shedden was also contracted by the Finnish National Team as head coach to replace Erkka Westerlund. Under Shedden's coaching, Finland won the bronze medal in the 2008 World Championships. Shedden's one-year contract ended after 2008 World Championships and he was replaced by his assistant coach, Jukka Jalonen.
In Finland, he made many new friends and proved to be a good coach. Another person was Tim Stapleton, one of his players, who left with Doug Shedden but instead of coaching in Zug, he went to play with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.
|1979–80||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OMJHL||45||30||44||74||59||—||—||—||—||—|
|1980–81||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||66||51||72||123||78||—||—||—||—||—|
|1985–86||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||11||2||3||5||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||33||6||12||18||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||5||2||2||4||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||1||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990–91||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||23||8||10||18||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||HC Bolzano||Serie A||13||6||10||16||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||Wichita Thunder||CHL||34||19||13||2||0||Out of playoffs|
|1993–94||Wichita Thunder||CHL||64||40||18||2||0||Won Championship|
|1994–95||Wichita Thunder||CHL||66||44||18||4||0||Won Championship|
|1995–96||Louisiana IceGators||ECHL||70||43||21||0||6||Lost in round 1|
|1996–97||Louisiana IceGators||ECHL||70||38||28||4||0||Lost in Finals|
|1997–98||Louisiana IceGators||ECHL||70||43||17||10||0||Lost in round 3|
|1998–99||Louisiana IceGators||ECHL||70||46||18||6||0||Lost in round 2|
|1999–00||Flint Generals||UHL||74||51||14||0||9||Won Championship|
|2000–01||Memphis Riverkings||CHL||70||43||21||0||6||Lost in round 2|
|2001–02||Memphis Riverkings||CHL||64||46||14||0||4||Won Championship|
|2002–03||Memphis Riverkings||CHL||64||39||21||0||4||Won Championship|
|2003–04||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||80||32||36||8||4||Out of Playoffs|
|2004–05||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||80||46||28||5||1||Lost in round 1|
|2005–06||HIFK||SM-liiga||56||28||14||10||4||Lost bronze medal game|
|2006–07||Jokerit||SM-liiga||56||32||15||6||3||Lost in Final|
|2007–08||Jokerit||SM-liiga||56||29||14||Lost bronze medal game|
|2007–08||Team Finland||World Championships||Won bronze medal|
|Wichita Thunder head coach
1992 - 1995
|Finnish national ice hockey team head coach
2007 – 2008
|Jokerit head coach
2006 – 2008
|HIFK head coach
2005 – 2006