27 January 1980|
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb)|
Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
Pingouins de Morzine-Avoriaz
|National team||Great Britain|
195th overall, 2000|
Colin Shields (born 27 January 1980) is a former Scottish professional ice hockey forward who played most of his career in the United Kingdom's Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL). He is the EIHL's all-time leading point scorer.
Shields started his career in North America and played for Cleveland Jr. Barons in the NAHL for two seasons, 1998–2000. Shields was a sixth-round pick for the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. Shields opted to attend and play for the University of Maine for three seasons, finishing as the top scorer for the 2003–04 season.
For the 2004–05 season Shields was split between the San Diego Gulls, Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies and Greenville Grrrowl of the ECHL, tallying 35 points in 62 games. For 2005–06, Shields moved back to his native United Kingdom for a spell with the Belfast Giants of the EIHL, where he played alongside former NHL star Theoren Fleury. 2006–07 saw a return to the ECHL, with 43 points in 57 games for the Fresno Falcons and Idaho Steelheads. Shields had a career year in 2007–08 for the Newcastle Vipers of the EIHL, scoring 73 points in 57 games. This led to a two-year contract with the Belfast Giants. Shields served as captain of the Giants, replacing George Awada, who was ruled out with injury.
On 7 April 2011, it was announced that Shields had left the Giants to sign for Morzine-Avoriaz in France.
He announced his retirement effective the end of the 2018–19 season on 26 March 2019.
|1998–99||Cleveland Jr. Barons||NAHL||55||30||30||60||44||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||University of Maine||HE||42||29||17||46||39||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||University of Maine||HE||34||14||13||27||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||University of Maine||HE||44||18||26||44||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||San Diego Gulls||ECHL||34||3||11||14||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies||ECHL||19||6||12||18||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Pingouins de Morzine-Avoriaz||FRA||26||6||9||15||10||5||1||3||4||4|
Awards and honours
|All-Hockey East Rookie Team||2001–02|
|All-Hockey East Second Team||2003–04|
|AHCA East Second-Team All-American||2003–04|
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||2004|||