Shane Hnidy

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Shane Hnidy
Shane Hnidy - Boston Bruins.jpg
Hnidy in 2011.
Born (1975-11-08) November 8, 1975 (age 38)
Neepawa, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Ottawa Senators
Nashville Predators
Atlanta Thrashers
Anaheim Ducks
Boston Bruins
Minnesota Wild
NHL Draft 173rd overall, 1994
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1996–2011

Shane "The Sheriff" Hnidy (born November 8, 1975) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He played several seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, and Minnesota Wild. Since 2011, Hnidy has been part of the Winnipeg Jets broadcast team on TSN Radio 1290.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Hnidy as a member of the Boston Bruins.

Hnidy played junior hockey with the Swift Current Broncos and Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL. He was drafted in the 7th round (173rd overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, although he played no games for the team. After turning professional in 1996, he played for minor league teams Saint John of the AHL, Grand Rapids of the IHL, Cincinnati and Adirondack of the AHL before being traded to the Ottawa Senators in 2000 where he established his NHL career. He has also played for the Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Thrashers and Nashville Predators.

On January 2, 2008, the Boston Bruins acquired Hnidy and a 6th rounder in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft for Brandon Bochenski.[2]

On July 3, 2009, Hnidy signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Minnesota Wild to a one-year contract.[3]

As of the opening of the 2010-11 season, Hnidy remained an unsigned free agent. On February 23, 2011, it was announced Hnidy would be re-joining the Boston Bruins on a try-out basis. On February 26, 2011, Hnidy signed a contract with the Bruins for the remainder of the season, to serve as a depth defenseman. The Bruins won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Vancouver Canucks in a 7-game Stanley Cup Final. Though his name does not appear on the Stanley Cup, he was awarded a Stanley Cup ring and was included on the official team picture. He was given a day with the Stanley Cup on August 18, 2011, and officially retired on August 31, 2011.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Swift Current Broncos WHL 56 1 3 4 11 4 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Swift Current Broncos WHL 45 5 12 17 62
1992–93 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 27 2 10 12 43
1993–94 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 69 7 26 33 113
1994–95 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 72 5 29 34 169 15 4 7 11 29
1995–96 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 58 11 42 53 100 18 4 11 15 34
1996–97 Baton Rouge Kingfish ECHL 21 3 10 13 50
1996–97 Saint John Flames AHL 44 2 12 14 112
1997–98 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 77 6 12 18 210 3 0 2 2 23
1998–99 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 68 9 20 29 121 3 0 1 1 0
1999–00 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 68 9 19 28 153
2000–01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 2 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Ottawa Senators NHL 52 3 2 5 84 1 0 0 0 1
2001–02 Ottawa Senators NHL 33 1 1 2 57 12 1 1 2 12
2002–03 Ottawa Senators NHL 67 0 8 8 130 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Ottawa Senators NHL 37 0 5 5 72
2003–04 Nashville Predators NHL 9 0 2 2 10 5 0 0 0 6
2004–05 Florida Everblades ECHL 19 1 4 5 56 17 0 4 4 6
2005–06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 66 0 3 3 33
2006–07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 72 5 7 12 63 4 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 33 1 2 3 30
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 43 1 4 5 41 7 1 1 2 9
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 65 3 9 12 45 7 1 0 1 0
2009–10 Minnesota Wild NHL 70 2 12 14 66
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 7
NHL totals 550 16 55 71 633 40 4 2 6 34

Transactions[edit]

Other[edit]

Shane gives back to his home town of Neepawa with his support of the annual Shane Hnidy Golf Tournament, a significant fund raiser for the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tait, White. "Jets will be on TSN, 1290 for 10 years". Winnipeg Free Press. Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ Boston Bruins - The Bear Essentials: Bear Essentials: B's Make Trade - 01/02/2008
  3. ^ "Wild signs defenseman Shane Hnidy". wild.nhl.com. 2009-07-03. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  4. ^ http://www.hhof.com/htmlSTCjournal/exSCJ11_28.shtml

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