Brendan Frederick Shanahan (born January 23, 1969) is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the New Jersey Devils in the National Hockey League (NHL). Originally drafted by the Devils second overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, Shanahan has also previously played with the St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers. He has spent the majority of his career with the Red Wings, with whom he has won three Stanley Cup championships. With his physical play and goal scoring ability, Shanahan has scored more than 600 goals in his career and is the leader among active NHL players for goals scored.
Competing for Team Canada internationally, Shanahan has won a gold medal at the 1994 World Championships, 2002 Winter Olympics, and a 1991 Canada Cup championship. Having won what is considered as the three most prominent team titles in ice hockey, an Olympic gold medal, a World Championship and a Stanley Cup, Shanahan is a member of the elite Triple Gold Club.
Shanahan was drafted by the New Jersey Devils second overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft after Pierre Turgeon. Expectations for Shanahan were high after a stellar career with...
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