Shean Donovan

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Not to be confused with U.S. Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan.
Shean Donovan
Born (1975-01-22) January 22, 1975 (age 39)
Timmins, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for San Jose Sharks
Colorado Avalanche
Atlanta Thrashers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Calgary Flames
Boston Bruins
Ottawa Senators
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 28th overall, 1993
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 1995–2010

Shean Patrick Donovan (born January 22, 1975) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey Forward[1] A veteran of the National Hockey League, he played in 951 games spanning over seven clubs. Donovan was born in Timmins, Ontario, but grew up in North Bay, Ontario.[2]

Playing career[edit]

A winger with great skating ability, Donovan was drafted by the San Jose Sharks 27th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft and played his first full season in 1995–96. He spent four seasons with the Sharks before being traded to the Colorado Avalanche where he spent three seasons, contributing 13 goals and 19 assists before being traded to the Atlanta Thrashers in 1999.

He was claimed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2002, then traded to the Calgary Flames in 2003, where he had a breakout season in 2003–04, scoring 18 goals in the regular season, and was part of the playoff run which saw the Flames defeat the Vancouver Canucks, Detroit Red Wings, and San Jose Sharks before falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning by a single goal in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. Donovan stated in an interview in April 2011 "That is kind of a bittersweet moment, not winning, but in the end going there was a great memory."[1]

Donovan played for Genève-Servette HC in the Swiss Nationalliga A during the 2004–05 lockout, and returned to the Flames for the 2005–06 season. On July 2, 2006, Donovan was then signed by the Boston Bruins as a free agent to a two-year deal,[3] with the intention of bringing more speed and energy to the Bruins.[4]

At the conclusion of the 2006–07 season, on July 17, 2007, Donovan was traded by the Bruins to the Ottawa Senators for Peter Schaefer.[5]

Donovan played for the Senators until the end of the 2009–10 season, when he became an unrestricted free agent. He was unable to attract NHL interest before the start of the 2010–11 season. In November Anaheim Ducks were looking for a veteran player and they wanted him try out with the Syracuse Crunch.[6] November 1, 2010, he signed a professional try-out contract with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL).[7] However a little under a week later and still to make an appearance with the Crunch, Donovan decided to walk away from his try-out to return home on November 7.[8] Donovan claimed that he was missing his family, his home in Ottawa and decided to retire from professional hockey.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Ottawa 67's OHL 58 11 8 19 14 11 1 0 1 5
1992–93 Ottawa 67's OHL 66 29 23 52 33
1993–94 Ottawa 67's OHL 62 35 49 84 63 17 10 11 21 14
1994–95 Ottawa 67's OHL 29 22 19 41 41
1994–95 Kansas City Blades IHL 5 0 2 2 7 14 5 3 8 23
1994–95 San Jose Sharks NHL 14 0 0 0 6 7 0 1 1 6
1995–96 Kansas City Blades IHL 4 0 0 0 8 5 0 0 0 8
1995–96 San Jose Sharks NHL 74 13 8 21 39
1996–97 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 3 1 3 4 18
1996–97 San Jose Sharks NHL 73 9 6 15 42
1997–98 San Jose Sharks NHL 20 3 3 6 22
1997–98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 47 5 7 12 48
1998–99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 68 7 12 19 37 5 0 0 0 2
1999–00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 18 1 0 1 8
1999–00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 33 4 7 11 18
2000–01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 63 12 11 23 47
2001–02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 48 6 6 12 40
2001–02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 2 1 3 4
2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 2 1 3 4
2002–03 Calgary Flames NHL 13 1 2 3 7
2003–04 Calgary Flames NHL 82 18 24 42 72 24 5 5 10 23
2004–05 Genève-Servette HC NLA 12 5 3 8 30
2005–06 Calgary Flames NHL 80 9 11 20 82 7 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Boston Bruins NHL 76 6 11 17 56
2007–08 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 5 7 12 73 4 1 0 1 2
2008–09 Ottawa Senators NHL 65 5 5 10 34
2009–10 Ottawa Senators NHL 30 2 3 5 40 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 951 112 129 241 705 49 6 6 12 39

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 1997 Helsinki
World Junior Championships
Gold 1995 Alberta
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1995 Canada WJC 7 0 0 0 6
1997 Canada WC 10 0 1 1 31
Junior totals 7 0 0 0 6
Senior totals 10 0 1 1 31

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