Shane Sims

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Shane Sims
Born (1988-04-30) April 30, 1988 (age 28)
East Amherst, New York, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
Former teams
Free Agent
New York Islanders
Aalborg Pirates
HC TWK Innsbruck
HC Gherdëina
NHL Draft 126th overall, 2006
New York Islanders
Playing career 2011–present

Shane Sims (born April 30, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently an unrestricted free agent and most recently played for the HC Gherdëina of the Italian Serie A.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Sims attended The Ohio State University.[2] Sims was drafted 126th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. On April 9, 2011 he signed a one-day NHL regular season amateur tryout agreement.[3] On April 9, 2011, Sims made his NHL debut as he appeared in the final game of the 2010–2011 season against the Philadelphia Flyers.[4]

After two seasons abroad in Denmark and Austria, with Aalborg Pirates and HC TWK Innsbruck respectively, Sims returned to North America as a free agent to sign a one-year contract with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL on September 22, 2014.[5]

On August 4, 2015, Sims returned to Europe in agreeing to a one-year contract with Italian club, HC Gherdëina of the Serie A.[6]


  1. ^ "Shane Sims". Hockey'sfuture. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "OSU PLAYER PROFILE:SHANE SIMS". Ohio State Profile. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Islanders Press Release: 9 April 2011". Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Flyers 7 (EN), Islanders 4: Wild finish to a wild season". Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Walleye ink defenseman". 2014-09-22. Retrieved 2014-09-22. 
  6. ^ "HCG sign American defenseman" (in Italian). HC Gherdëina. 2015-08-04. Retrieved 2015-08-04. 

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