October 10, 1973|
Duchess, Alberta, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)|
36th overall, 1992|
Jeffrey Dale Shantz (born October 10, 1973) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre who last played for the EC KAC in the Austrian Hockey League. He played predominantly in the National Hockey League with the Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames and the Colorado Avalanche.
Shantz was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round, 36th overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. On October 1, 2002, prior to the 2002–03 season, Shantz was traded by the Flames, along with Derek Morris and Dean McAmmond, to the Colorado Avalanche for Chris Drury and Stephane Yelle. He played 642 regular season games in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche scoring 72 goals and 139 assists for 211 points with 341 penalty minutes. He also played in 44 NHL playoff games, scoring 5 goals and 8 assists for 13 points with 24 penalty minutes.
After a single season with the Avalanche his NHL career finished in 2003, and he left for Europe playing two seasons for Langnau in the Swiss NLA and three seasons for Adler Mannheim of the DEL in Germany. Shantz then joined EBEL team EC KAC on a one-year contract for the 2008–09 season. In 53 games with Klagenfurt, Jeff finished fourth on the team with 17 goals and 48 points to help KAC win the Austrian Championship and as a result signed a one-year contract extension on April 23, 2009. Shantz and KAC parted at the conclusion of the 2011 season. After Shantz had formally announced retirement as a player it was expected that he would join the coaching ranks of KAC. The team however decided to not take Shantz up on his offer and he returned to Canada to pursue a career in the energy sector.
Regular season and playoffs
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