Neil Sheehy

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Neil Sheehy
Born (1960-02-09) February 9, 1960 (age 60)
Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Calgary Flames
Hartford Whalers
Washington Capitals
Olimpija Hertz Ljubljana
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1983–1994

Neil Kane Sheehy (born February 9, 1960) is a Canadian-born American professional ice hockey player with dual citizenship. He grew up in International Falls, Minnesota.

A defenceman and Harvard University graduate, Sheehy signed as a free agent in 1983 by the Calgary Flames. His tough defensive play would help guide the Flames to their first finals appearance in 1986. He has also played for the Hartford Whalers and Washington Capitals.

Sheehy is one of two NHL players who wore the number 0, the other was Paul Bibeault. After NHL statisticians discovered a bug in their new stat-tracking software, the league restricted jersey numbers to whole numbers between 1 and 99 (later limited to numbers between 1 and 98 after the league-wide retirement of number 99 for Wayne Gretzky), giving Sheehy the distinction of being the last player in NHL history to wear number 0 for the Hartford Whalers in 1988.

His older brother is former NHL and USA Olympic team member Timothy Sheehy.

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