January 22, 1975|
Timmins, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)|
San Jose Sharks|
28th overall, 1993|
San Jose Sharks
Shean Patrick Donovan (born January 22, 1975) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. Donovan played in 951 games with seven National Hockey League (NHL) clubs during a career that stretched from 1994 to 2010. His nickname is "The Storm", which he gave himself. He currently serves as a development coach with the NHL's Ottawa Senators. Donovan was born in Timmins, Ontario, but grew up in North Bay, Ontario.
A winger with great skating ability, Donovan was drafted by the San Jose Sharks 27th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft and played his first full season in 1995–96. He spent four seasons with the Sharks before being traded to the Colorado Avalanche where he spent three seasons, contributing 13 goals and 19 assists before being traded to the Atlanta Thrashers in 1999.
He was claimed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2002, then traded to the Calgary Flames in 2003, where he had a breakout season in 2003–04, scoring 18 goals in the regular season, and was part of the playoff run which saw the Flames defeat the Vancouver Canucks, Detroit Red Wings, and San Jose Sharks before falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning by a single goal in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. Donovan stated in an interview in April 2011 "That is kind of a bittersweet moment, not winning, but in the end going there was a great memory."
Donovan played for Genève-Servette HC in the Swiss Nationalliga A during the 2004–05 lockout, and returned to the Flames for the 2005–06 season. On July 2, 2006, Donovan was then signed by the Boston Bruins as a free agent to a two-year deal, with the intention of bringing more speed and energy to the Bruins.
Donovan played for the Senators until the end of the 2009–10 season, when he became an unrestricted free agent. He was unable to attract NHL interest before the start of the 2010–11 season. In November Anaheim Ducks were looking for a veteran player and they wanted him try out with the Syracuse Crunch. November 1, 2010, he signed a professional try-out contract with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL). However a little under a week later and still to make an appearance with the Crunch, Donovan decided to walk away from his try-out to return home on November 7. Donovan claimed that he was missing his family, his home in Ottawa and decided to retire from professional hockey.
Regular season and playoffs
|1990–91||Kanata Valley Lasers||CJHL||44||8||5||13||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||Kansas City Blades||IHL||5||0||2||2||7||14||5||3||8||23|
|1994–95||San Jose Sharks||NHL||14||0||0||0||6||7||0||1||1||6|
|1995–96||Kansas City Blades||IHL||4||0||0||0||8||5||0||0||0||8|
|1995–96||San Jose Sharks||NHL||74||13||8||21||39||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||San Jose Sharks||NHL||73||9||6||15||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||San Jose Sharks||NHL||20||3||3||6||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|World Junior Championships|
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- "Donovan out to help Sens rebound - Add your comments". North Bay Nugget. August 20, 2008. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
- "Donovan agrees to two-year deal". Boston Bruins. 2006-07-02. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
- "Donovan will bring energy". Boston Bruins. 2006-07-07. Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
- "Bruins send Donovan to Senators for Schaefer". CBS Sports. 2007-07-17. Archived from the original on 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
- "Former Ottawa Senators forward Shean Donovan to host hockey camps". thehockeywriters.com. 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
- "Syracuse signs Veteran Shean Donovan". OC Register. 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2010-11-04.
- "Syracuse Crunch buried under four-goal first, lose to Binghamton 5-0". Syracuse.com. 2010-11-07. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- Hagerman, Craig (September 4, 2018). "Senators name Kelly development coach". The Score. Retrieved September 4, 2018.