March 5, 1968 |
Rochester, MN, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Edmonton Oilers
St. Louis Blues
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||166th overall, 1988
Shjon Walter Podein (born March 5, 1968) is an American former professional ice hockey left winger who played 11 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues.
He was named the Head High School Hockey Coach at St. Louis Park (MN) High School on March 16, 2011. He has been active in the youth program for three years before being named coach.
Podein graduated from John Marshall High School in 1986. He then made the leap collegiate hockey playing with the University of Minnesota-Duluth in the WCHA. Podein was drafted after his freshman year in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, 166th overall by the Edmonton Oilers.
Podein made his professional debut in the 1990–91 season with the Cape Breton Oilers of the AHL. Shjon made his NHL debut in the 1992–93 season with the Oilers but was returned to Cape Breton, going on to win the Calder Cup. Over the next season Podein saw limited time with the big club and was signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Flyers on July 27, 1994.
With the Flyers, Podein flourished into a first rate penalty-killer and checking forward. Podein played 5 seasons and over 300 games with Philadelphia, culminating in a Stanley Cup finals defeat against the Detroit Red Wings in 1997.
On November 12, 1998, Podein was traded by the Flyers to the Colorado Avalanche for Keith Jones. Podein assumed his role as top penalty-killer on the Avalanche. While helping Colorado capture the Stanley Cup in the 2000–01 season, Shjon also had career high in goals (15) and tied a career high 32 points. After winning game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, Shjon is often remembered for wearing his uniform for a full 25 hours after the game.
In the following 2001–02 season, Podein was traded by the Avalanche to the St. Louis Blues for Mike Keane on February 11, 2002. Shjon played his last NHL season in 2002–03 before finishing his career in Europe with Växjö Lakers Hockey and Asian team HC Nikko Icebucks.
Away from the ice, Shjon set up the "Shjon Podein Children's Foundation". Podein was noted for his immense dedication to charity work and youth hockey programs. As a result Podein was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2001.
Podein did the traditional "Let's play hockey" cheer for the Minnesota Wild game on Feb. 19, 2008.
Regular season and playoffs
|1987–88||U. of Minnesota-Duluth||WCHA||30||4||4||8||48||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||U. of Minnesota-Duluth||WCHA||36||7||5||12||46||—||—||—||—||—|
|1989–90||U. of Minnesota-Duluth||WCHA||35||21||18||39||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990–91||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||63||14||15||29||65||4||0||0||0||5|
|1991–92||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||80||30||24||54||46||5||3||1||4||2|
|1992–93||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||38||18||21||39||32||9||2||2||4||29|
|1993–94||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||5||4||4||8||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||St. Louis Blues||NHL||23||2||4||6||2||10||0||0||0||6|
|2002–03||St. Louis Blues||NHL||68||4||6||10||28||7||0||1||1||6|
|2005–06||HC Nikko Icebucks||ALH||26||7||7||14||55||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|Calder Cup (Cape Breton Oilers)||1992–93|
|Stanley Cup (Colorado Avalanche)||2000–01|
|King Clancy Memorial Trophy||2000–01|
- "Avalanche trade Jones for Flyer's Podein". Associated Press. 1998-11-12. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
- "Blue, Blackhawks and more Podes then you can handle". ESPN.com. 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
- "Blues peddle Keane for Podein". cbc.ca. 2002-02-12. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
- "King Clancy Memorial Trophy winners". ESPN.com. 2007-07-14. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
- "Let's Play Hockey". AOL. 2008-02-19. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
- Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Team25: The Shjon Podein Children's Foundation
|Winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy