Ryan Shannon

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Ryan Shannon
Ryan Shannon Lightning 2012-02-12.JPG
Shannon with the Lightning in 2012.
Born (1983-03-02) March 2, 1983 (age 31)
Darien, CT, USA
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position C/RW
Shoots Right
NLA team
Former teams
ZSC Lions
Anaheim Ducks
Vancouver Canucks
Ottawa Senators
Tampa Bay Lightning
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present

Ryan Patrick Shannon[1] (born March 2, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey player. Shannon is currently playing for the ZSC Lions of the Swiss National League A (NLA).

Playing career[edit]

Collegiate[edit]

Shannon was raised in Darien, Connecticut, where he played youth hockey. After four years of high school hockey at The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, Shannon began college hockey with Boston College in 2001–02. In his freshman year, he received the team's Bernie Burke Award as top rookie after recording 25 points in 38 games. In his senior year, Boston captured the Hockey East championship (The Lamoriello Trophy) and Shannon was named to the Hockey East All-Conference First Team and the All-American East Second Team for the second consecutive season. Scoring 45 points, he earned team MVP honours with two other teammates.[2] Internationally, Shannon represented the U.S. at the 2003 World Junior Championships in his sophomore year.

Professional[edit]

Undrafted, Shannon was signed as a free agent by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on April 3, 2005. He played for their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Portland Pirates, in 2005–06 and immediately began an eight-game scoring streak to begin the season.[3] Midway through the season, he participated in the 2006 AHL All-Star Classic for Planet USA and won the fastest skater competition.[4] Finishing his AHL rookie campaign with 86 points in 71 games — ninth overall in league scoring and second among rookies to Patrick O'Sullivan — he was named to the All-Rookie Team.[3] Shannon added 22 points in 19 playoff games as Portland was eliminated in the seventh game of the Calder Cup semi-finals.

The following season, Shannon made his NHL debut, cracking the Ducks' 2006–07 roster. He scored his first NHL goal on October 23, 2006 in a shootout win against the Los Angeles Kings,[5] finishing his NHL rookie season with 11 points in 53 games. He then dressed for 11 playoff games as part of the Ducks' 2007 Stanley Cup-winning squad.

That summer, Shannon was traded to the Vancouver Canucks on June 23, 2007, in exchange for Jason King and a conditional pick in 2009.[6] He made the Canucks' roster out of training camp, but was sent down to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL after several games. Shannon was later called up and played 27 games total for the Canucks in 2007–08, recording 13 points. On July 23, 2008, it was announced that Shannon had re-signed with the Canucks.[7]

A little more than a month later, on September 2, Shannon was traded to the Ottawa Senators for defenceman Lawrence Nycholat.[8]

Shannon started the 2008–09 season in the minors with the Binghamton Senators. When Binghamton's coach, Cory Clouston, was elevated to the Ottawa job, he promoted Shannon to the Senators. He scored NHL career-highs in goals, assists and points in only 35 games and was re-signed immediately after the season to a one-year, one-way contract to stay with Ottawa for 2009–10.[9]

On July 7, 2011, Shannon signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning as an unrestricted free agent. Shannon remained with the Lightning for the duration of the 2011–12 season, although failed to establish a regular role with the team, scoring 12 points in 45 games.

On May 22, 2012, without the offer of a new contract with the Lightning before free agency, Shannon signed a three-year deal with Swiss NLA team, ZSC Lions.[10]

International play[edit]

Shannon was named to Team USA for the 2009 World Championships in Switzerland by his former general manager in Anaheim, Brian Burke. He was also named to Team USA for the 2011 World Championships in Slovakia.

Awards and honors[edit]

Collegiate

Award Year
All-Hockey East First Team 2003–04
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2003–04
All-Hockey East First Team 2004–05
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2004–05


Professional

  • AHL Rookie of the Month - October, 2005
  • AHL All-Star Classic (Planet USA) - 2006
  • AHL All-Star Skills Competition - Fastest Skater - 2006
  • AHL All-Rookie Team - 2006
  • Stanley Cup (Anaheim Ducks) - 2007

Transactions[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Boston College HE 38 8 17 25 12
2002–03 Boston College HE 36 14 24 38 4
2003–04 Boston College HE 42 15 27 42 22
2004–05 Boston College HE 38 14 31 45 22
2004–05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 4 1 0 1 2
2005–06 Portland Pirates AHL 71 27 59 86 44 19 11 11 22 8
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 14 2 7 9 12
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 53 2 9 11 10 11 0 0 0 6
2007–08 Manitoba Moose AHL 13 1 7 8 10
2007–08 Vancouver Canucks NHL 27 5 8 13 36
2008–09 Binghamton Senators AHL 36 10 25 35 16
2008–09 Ottawa Senators NHL 35 8 12 20 2
2009–10 Ottawa Senators NHL 66 5 11 16 20 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Ottawa Senators NHL 79 11 16 27 24
2011–12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 45 4 8 12 10
2012–13 ZSC Lions NLA 42 12 22 34 26 12 2 5 7 2
2013–14 ZSC Lions NLA 49 7 23 30 24 18 5 7 12 2
NHL totals 305 35 64 99 90 13 0 0 0 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2003 United States WJC 7 0 2 2 4
2009 United States WC 9 0 3 3 2
2011 United States WC 7 1 3 4 0
Junior International totals 7 0 2 2 4
Senior International totals 16 1 6 7 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Society for International Hockey Research, accessed 2011-03-05
  2. ^ MacInnis, Matt. "Prospect Ryan Shannon". Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  3. ^ a b "AHL announces 2005-06 All-Rookie Team". HockeysFuture.com. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  4. ^ "Team Canada beats Planet USA 21-12". Manitoba Moose. Archived from the original on 2008-04-20. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  5. ^ "Getzlaf's goal in shootout lifts Ducks". Washington Post. 2006-10-02. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  6. ^ "The Shannon for King blockbuster". The Globe and Mail (Toronto). 2007-06-23. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  7. ^ "Canucks sign six". Vancouver Canucks. 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  8. ^ "Canucks swap Shannon for Nycholat". Vancouver Sun. 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  9. ^ a b "Bulletin: Senators Sign Shannon to One-year Contract". Ottawa Senators. April 15, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  10. ^ "Lions sign Ryan Shannon" (in German). ZSC Lions. 2012-05-22. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Keni Gibson
Hockey East Three-Stars Award
(Shared With Patrick Eaves)

2004–05
Succeeded by
Chris Collins
Cory Schneider