Jeff Shantz

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Jeff Shantz
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Born (1973-10-10) October 10, 1973 (age 42)
Duchess, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 184 lb (83 kg; 13 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
Calgary Flames
Colorado Avalanche
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 36th overall, 1992
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 1993–2011

Jeffrey Dale Shantz (born October 10, 1973) is a retired Canadian 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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.

His uncle is Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., former Dean of Harvard Medical School, who is Mr. Shantz's mother's brother.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Regina Pats WHL 1 0 0 0 0
1990–91 Regina Pats WHL 69 16 21 37 22 8 2 2 4 2
1991–92 Regina Pats WHL 72 39 50 89 75
1992–93 Regina Pats WHL 64 29 54 83 75 13 2 12 14 14
1993–94 Indianapolis Ice IHL 19 5 9 14 20
1993–94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 52 3 13 16 30 6 0 0 0 6
1994–95 Indianapolis Ice IHL 32 9 15 24 20
1994–95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 45 6 12 18 33 16 3 1 4 2
1995–96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 6 14 20 24 10 2 3 5 6
1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 69 9 21 30 28 6 0 4 4 6
1997–98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 61 11 20 31 36
1998–99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 7 1 0 1 4
1998–99 Calgary Flames NHL 69 12 17 29 40
1999–00 Calgary Flames NHL 74 13 18 31 30
2000–01 Calgary Flames NHL 73 5 15 20 58
2001–02 Saint John Flames AHL 2 0 1 1 0
2001–02 Calgary Flames NHL 40 3 3 6 23
2002–03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 74 3 6 9 35 6 0 0 0 4
2003–04 SCL Tigers NLA 48 18 27 45 40
2003–04 EHC Biel NLB 4 1 0 1 4
2004–05 SCL Tigers NLA 43 9 19 28 98
2005–06 Adler Mannheim DEL 52 18 20 38 72
2006–07 Adler Mannheim DEL 36 7 19 26 64 11 7 0 7 14
2007–08 Adler Mannheim DEL 45 8 18 26 64 5 0 1 1 4
2008–09 EC KAC EBEL 53 17 31 48 78 13 2 2 4 8
2009–10 EC KAC EBEL 41 6 26 32 78 7 2 2 4 8
2010–11 EC KAC EBEL 50 16 19 35 100 5 2 4 6 6
NHL totals 642 72 139 211 341 44 5 8 13 24
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Gävle

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1993 Canada WJC 1st, gold medalist(s) 7 2 4 6 2
Junior totals 7 2 4 6 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flames deal Morris to Avalanche". CBC. 2002-10-01. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  2. ^ "KAC extend with scoring leaders" (in German). EBEL. 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 

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