Shawn McNeil

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Shawn McNeil
Born (1978-03-17) March 17, 1978 (age 36)
Pembroke, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
SPHL team Louisiana IceGators
NHL Draft 78th overall, 1996
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1999–present

Shawn McNeil (born March 17, 1978) is a professional ice hockey centre. He is currently playing for the Louisiana IceGators of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL).

Playing career[edit]

McNeil was drafted by the Washington Capitals 78th overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draftt[1] He never played in the NHL however, instead making his mark in the ECHL for the Louisiana IceGators where he began his professional career in 1999. From 1999 to 2003, McNeil played 274 regular season games, scoring 134 goals and 167 assists for 301 points. McNeil was voted into the Second All-Star Team in 2003[1] following a season which saw him score 40 goals and 91 points.

In 2003, McNeil moved to Germany's 2nd Bundesliga and signed with EV Duisburg. In 2005, they won promotion to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. In the 2005/2006 season, McNeil helped his team to stay in the DEL as he contributed 15 goals. However, McNeil decided to join the Kassel Huskies and returned to the DEL in 2008. McNeil split the year with the Huskies and the Oberliga's Herne Crusaders.

On April 3, 2014, Shawn was named Easton Most Valuable Player of the SPHL. "McNeil led all players in points (67) and assists (49) and tied SPHL season-highs with an 18-game point streak and an eight-game assist streak. One of four IceGators to play all 56 games, McNeil was a team-best +18 as he led Louisiana to a second-place finish in the regular season." [2]

Team history[edit]

  • 1993-94 Kamloops Blazers WHL
  • 1994-95 Kamloops Blazers WHL
  • 1995-96 Kamloops Blazers WHL
  • 1996-97 Kamloops Blazers WHL
  • 1997-98 Red Deer Rebels WHL
  • 1998-99 Red Deer Rebels WHL
  • 1999-00 Louisiana IceGators ECHL
  • 1999-00 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL
  • 1999-00 Canadian National Team Intl
  • 2000-01 Louisiana IceGators ECHL
  • 2001-02 Louisiana IceGators ECHL
  • 2001-02 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL
  • 2002-03 Louisiana IceGators ECHL
  • 2003-04 Duisburg EV
  • 2004-05 Duisburg EV
  • 2005-06 Duisburg Foxes
  • 2006-07 Kassel Huskies
  • 2007-08 Kassel Huskies
  • 2007-08 Kassel Huskies
  • 2008-09 Herne Crusaders
  • 2008-09 Kassel Huskies
  • 2009-10 EV Duisburg
  • 2010-14 Louisiana IceGators

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
ECHL Second All-Star Team 2002–03 [3]
All-SPHL First Team 2013–14 [4]
All-SPHL Easton Most Valuable Player 2013–14 [5]

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