Hnidy in 2011.
November 8, 1975 |
Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Ottawa Senators
|NHL Draft||173rd overall, 1994
Shane Hnidy (born November 8, 1975) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. Between 2000 and 2011, he played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, and Minnesota Wild. He is currently part of the Vegas Golden Knights broadcast team on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
Hnidy played junior hockey with the Swift Current Broncos and Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL. He was drafted in the 7th round (173rd overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, although he played no games for the team. After turning professional in 1996, he played for minor league teams Saint John of the AHL, Grand Rapids of the IHL, Cincinnati and Adirondack of the AHL before being traded to the Ottawa Senators in 2000 where he established his NHL career. He has also played for the Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Thrashers and Nashville Predators.
As of the opening of the 2010-11 season, Hnidy remained an unsigned free agent. On February 23, 2011, it was announced Hnidy would be re-joining the Boston Bruins on a try-out basis. On February 26, 2011, Hnidy signed a contract with the Bruins for the remainder of the season, to serve as a depth defenseman. The Bruins won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Vancouver Canucks in a 7-game Stanley Cup Final. Though his name does not appear on the Stanley Cup, he was awarded a Stanley Cup ring and was included on the official team picture. He was given a day with the Stanley Cup on August 18, 2011, and officially retired on August 31, 2011.
Shane continues to give back to his home town of Neepawa with his support of the annual Shane Hnidy Golf Tournament, a significant fund raiser for the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation.
From 2011 to 2017, Hnidy was part of the Winnipeg Jets broadcast team on TSN Radio 1290 and the colourman with Dennis Beyak during Winnipeg Jets games on TSN Television. Hnidy was announced as a color-commentator for the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights for their 2017–18 inaugural season on August 16, 2017.
|1991–92||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||56||1||3||4||11||4||0||0||0||0|
|1992–93||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||45||5||12||17||62||—||—||—||—||—|
|1992–93||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||27||2||10||12||43||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||69||7||26||33||113||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||72||5||29||34||169||15||4||7||11||29|
|1995–96||Prince Albert Raiders||WHL||58||11||42||53||100||18||4||11||15||34|
|1996–97||Baton Rouge Kingfish||ECHL||21||3||10||13||50||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||Saint John Flames||AHL||44||2||12||14||112||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||77||6||12||18||210||3||0||2||2||23|
|1998–99||Adirondack Red Wings||AHL||68||9||20||29||121||3||0||1||1||0|
|1999–00||Cincinnati Mighty Ducks||AHL||68||9||19||28||153||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||2||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
- June 28, 1994 - drafted by Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round, 173rd overall
- August 6, 1998 - signed as free agent by Detroit Red Wings
- June 25, 2000 - traded by Red Wings to Ottawa Senators
- March 9, 2004 - traded by Senators to Nashville Predators for 2004 draft pick used to pick Peter Regin
- June 30, 2005 - traded by Predators to Atlanta Thrashers
- July 5, 2007 - signed as unrestricted free agent by Anaheim Ducks
- January 2, 2008 - traded by Ducks to Boston Bruins
- July 3, 2009 - signed as unrestricted free agent by Minnesota Wild
- August 10, 2010 - invited to training camp by Phoenix Coyotes
- February 23, 2011 - joined the Boston Bruins on a try out basis
- February 26, 2011 - signed as free agent by Boston Bruins
- "B's Make Trade: Acquire Hnidy". Boston Bruins. 2008-01-02. Archived from the original on 2008-03-06. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
- "Wild signs defenseman Shane Hnidy". Minnesota Wild. 2009-07-03. Archived from the original on 2009-07-05. Retrieved 2009-07-04.
- "Boston Bruins Stanley Cup win 2011". Hockey Hall of Fame. 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
- Tait, White. "Jets will be on TSN, 1290 for 10 years". Winnipeg Free Press. Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- "Golden Knights announce first ever television and radio broadcasters". Vegas Golden Knights. 2017-08-16. Retrieved 2017-08-16.