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July 28, 1962 |
Saint Paul, MN, USA
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||St. Lawrence University|
|NHL Draft||216th overall, 1982
Los Angeles Kings
Rejean "Ray" Shero (born July 28, 1962) is the current general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was hired on May 25, 2006, replacing Craig Patrick. He is the son of former Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers coach Fred Shero.
In his first season on the job with the Penguins, Shero made a small splash in the free agent market, signing forwards Mark Recchi and Jarkko Ruutu, along with defenseman Mark Eaton. In addition to these moves, he traded for forwards Nils Ekman and Dominic Moore, after drafting center Jordan Staal with the second overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. This choice paid immediate dividends, as Staal would score 29 goals and 42 points in his rookie year with fellow rookie Evgeni Malkin.
At the trading deadline of the 2006–07 NHL season, Shero swung two major trades, sending Noah Welch to the Florida Panthers for veteran Gary Roberts, and sending Daniel Carcillo and a draft pick to the Phoenix Coyotes for enforcer Georges Laraque.
Shero made several tweaks to his club during the next offseason, signing defenceman Darryl Sydor, forwards Petr Sýkora and Jeff Taffe, and backup goaltender Dany Sabourin. Shero also took several steps to ensure that his nucleus of talent remained in Pittsburgh by re-signing defenceman Ryan Whitney to a six year, $24 million contract extension, and re-signing center and captain Sidney Crosby to a five year, $43.5 million extension.
The trading deadline of the 2007–08 NHL season brought two other major trades for Shero and the Pittsburgh Penguins, sending Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, prospect Angelo Esposito, and a future draft pick for the Atlanta Thrashers' Marián Hossa and Pascal Dupuis, as well as bringing the Toronto Maple Leafs' defensemen Hal Gill to his team for two future draft picks.
NHL GM record
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|PIT||2006-07||47||24||11||.661||2nd in Atlantic Division||1||4||Lost in First Round|
|PIT||2007-08||47||27||8||.635||1st in Atlantic Division||14||6||Lost in Stanley Cup Final|
|PIT||2008-09||45||28||9||.616||2nd in Atlantic Division||16||8||Won Stanley Cup|
|PIT||2009-10||47||28||7||.626||2nd in Atlantic Division||7||6||Lost in Second Round|
|PIT||2010-11||49||25||8||.662||2nd in Atlantic Division||3||4||Lost in First Round|
|PIT||2011-12||51||25||6||.671||2nd in Atlantic Division||2||4||Lost in First Round|
|PIT||2012-13||36||12||0||.750||1st in Atlantic Division||8||7||Lost in Third Round|
|PIT||2013-14||15||8||0||.652||-||-||-||Season In Progress|
|51||39||1 Stanley Cup|
- 24-Jun-06 Drafted Jordan Staal second overall in the 2006 NHL entry draft in Vancouver.
- 04-Jul-06 Named Andre Savard assistant coach; signed defenceman Mark Eaton, who had been with the Nashville Predators, to a two-year contract.
- 15-Jul-06 Named Chuck Fletcher assistant general manager and Eddie Johnston senior advisor of hockey operations.
- 02-Jul-07 Signed right wing Petr Sýkora, who had been with the Edmonton Oilers.
- 26-Feb-08 Acquired right wing Marián Hossa and left wing Pascal Dupuis from the Atlanta Thrashers for centers Erik Christensen and Angelo Esposito, right wing Colby Armstrong and a 2008 first-round pick; acquired defenseman Hal Gill from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 2008 second-round pick and a 2009 fifth-round pick
- 04-Jul-08 Signed left wing Ruslan Fedotenko and right wing Miroslav Satan to one-year contracts
- 05-Jul-08 Signed left wing Matt Cooke to a two-year contract.
- 04-Aug-08 Named Dan Bylsma head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League.
- 19-Nov-08 Acquired defenseman Philippe Boucher from the Dallas Stars for defenseman Darryl Sydor.
- 18-Jan-09 Acquired goaltender Mathieu Garon from the Edmonton Oilers for goaltender Dany Sabourin, center Ryan Stone and a 2011 fourth-round pick.
- 15-Feb-09 Fired coach Michel Therrien; named Dan Bylsma as interim coach.
- 26-Feb-09 Acquired left wings Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Ryan Whitney.
- 04-Mar-09 Claimed right wing Craig Adams off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks; acquired right winger Bill Guerin from the New York Islanders for a conditional draft pick
- 28-Apr-09 Removed interim tag from Dan Bylsma's title and named him coach and agreed on a multi-year contract.
- 09-Jul-09 Signed defensemen Jay McKee to a one-year contract.
- 01-Jul-10 Signed free agent defenseman Zbynek Michalek to a five year, $20 million contract.
- 01-Jul-10 Signed free agent defenseman Paul Martin to a five-year $25 million contract.
- 21-Feb-11 Acquired left wing James Neal and defenseman Matt Niskanen from the Dallas Stars for defenseman Alex Goligoski.
- 24-Feb-11 Acquired right wing Alexei Kovalev from the Ottawa Senators for a conditional 7th round draft pick.
- 01-Jul-11 Re-signed right wing Tyler Kennedy to a two year, $4 million contract.
- 01-Jul-11 Signed free agent forward Steve Sullivan to a one year, $1.5 million contract
- 19-Feb-12 Re-signed left wing James Neal (ice hockey) to a six year, $30 million contract.
- 06-Jun-12 Traded Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and the Hurricanes 8th overall selection at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft (which the Penguins used to select Derrick Pouliot).
- 28-Jun-12 Re-signed center Sidney Crosby to a twelve year, $104.4 million contract.
- 27-Mar-13 Acquired right wing Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames in exchange for the Penguins' first-round pick in the 2013 NHL draft, and the rights to unsigned draft choices Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski.
- Hockey Smarts Run in Shero Family at NHL.com 7 Aug 2006.
- Bio at Hockey Draft Central
- Ray Shero's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins