3x Stanley Cup Champion
Hockey Hall of Fame
Brendan Frederick Shanahan
Detroit Red Wings Player (1996 – 2006)
Brendan Shanahan was born in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada was drafted 2nd overall in the 1987 NHL entry draft by the New Jersey Devils following a stellar career in the Ontario Hockey League. Shanahan established himself as a dominant player and a reliable scorer in his stints with New Jersey, St. Louis and Hartford. Shanahan was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in the 1996 season and stayed for nine seasons appearing in the playoffs each year, winning three Stanley Cup Championships (1997, 1998, 2002). Shanahan played four more seasons ending his 21-year career where it started with the New Jersey Devils in 2009. With 656 goals and 2489 penalty minutes, Shanahan is the only NHL player with over 600 goals and 2000 Penalty minutes. Shanahan’s International career with Team Canada includes an Olympic gold medal (2002), a gold medal at the 1994 World Championships and a gold medal at the 1991 Canada Cup Championships. Brendan Shanahan was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.