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Ryan Shannon
Position C/RW
Shoots Right
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ottawa Senators
Anaheim Ducks
Vancouver Canucks
Born March 2 1983 (1983-03-02) (age 34),
Darien, CT, USA
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2005 – present

Ryan Patrick Shannon[1] (born March 2, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey player. Shannon is currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing careerEdit

College careerEdit

Shannon was raised in Darien, Connecticut, where he played youth hockey. After four years of high school hockey at The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, Shannon began college hockey with Boston College in 2001–02. In his freshman year, he received the team's Bernie Burke Award as top rookie after recording 25 points in 38 games. In his senior year, Boston captured the Hockey East championship (The Lamoriello Trophy) and Shannon was named to the Hockey East All-Conference First Team and the All-American East Second Team for the second consecutive season. Scoring 45 points, he earned team MVP honours with two other teammates.[2] Internationally, Shannon represented the U.S. at the 2003 World Junior Championships in his sophomore year.

Mighty Ducks of AnaheimEdit

Undrafted, Shannon was signed as a free agent by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on April 3, 2005. He played for their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Portland Pirates, in 2005–06 and immediately began an eight-game scoring streak to begin the season.[3] Midway through the season, he participated in the 2006 AHL All-Star Classic for Planet USA and won the fastest skater competition.[4] Finishing his AHL rookie campaign with 86 points in 71 games — ninth overall in league scoring and second among rookies to Patrick O'Sullivan — he was named to the All-Rookie Team.[3] Shannon added 22 points in 19 playoff games as Portland was eliminated in the seventh game of the Calder Cup semi-finals.

The following season, Shannon made his NHL debut, cracking the Ducks' 2006–07 roster. He scored his first NHL goal on October 23, 2006 in a shootout win against the Los Angeles Kings,[5] finishing his NHL rookie season with 11 points in 53 games. He then dressed for 11 playoff games as part of the Ducks' 2007 Stanley Cup-winning squad.

Vancouver CanucksEdit

That summer, Shannon was traded to the Vancouver Canucks on June 23, 2007, in exchange for Jason King and a conditional pick in 2009.[6] He made the Canucks' roster out of training camp, but was sent down to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL after several games. Shannon was later called up and played 27 games total for the Canucks in 2007–08, recording 13 points. On July 23, 2008, it was announced that Shannon had re-signed with the Canucks.[7]

Ottawa SenatorsEdit

A little more than a month later, on September 2, Shannon was traded to the Ottawa Senators for defenceman Lawrence Nycholat.[8]

Shannon started the 2008–09 season in the minors with the Binghamton Senators. When Binghamton's coach, Cory Clouston, was elevated to the Ottawa job, he promoted Shannon to the Senators. He scored NHL career-highs in goals, assists and points in only 35 games and was re-signed immediately after the season to a one-year, one-way contract to stay with Ottawa for 2009–10.[9]

Tampa Bay LightningEdit

On July 7, 2011, Shannon signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning as an unrestricted free agent.

International playEdit

Shannon was named to Team USA for the 2009 World Championships in Switzerland by his former general manager in Anaheim, Brian Burke. He was also named to Team USA for the 2011 World Championships in Slovakia.

Awards and achievementsEdit



  • Reebok Hockey/AHL Rookie of the Month - October, 2005
  • AHL All-Star Classic (Planet USA) - 2006
  • AHL All-Star Skills Competition - Fastest Skater - 2006
  • AHL All-Rookie Team - 2006
  • Stanley Cup (Anaheim Ducks) - 2007


Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Boston College HE 38 8 17 25 12
2002–03 Boston College HE 36 14 24 38 4
2003–04 Boston College HE 42 15 27 42 22
2004–05 Boston College HE 38 14 31 45 22
2004–05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 4 1 0 1 2
2005–06 Portland Pirates AHL 71 27 59 86 44 19 11 11 22 8
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 14 2 7 9 12
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 53 2 9 11 10 11 0 0 0 6
2007–08 Manitoba Moose AHL 13 1 7 8 10
2007–08 Vancouver Canucks NHL 27 5 8 13 36
2008–09 Binghamton Senators AHL 36 10 25 35 16
2008–09 Ottawa Senators NHL 35 8 12 20 2
2009–10 Ottawa Senators NHL 66 5 11 16 20 2 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Ottawa Senators NHL 79 11 16 27 26
NHL totals 260 31 56 87 82 13 0 0 0 6


  1. Society for International Hockey Research, accessed 2011-03-05
  2. MacInnis, Matt. Prospect Ryan Shannon. Retrieved on 2008-07-25.
  3. 3.0 3.1 AHL announces 2005-06 All-Rookie Team. Retrieved on 2008-09-08.
  4. Team Canada beats Planet USA 21-12. Manitoba Moose. Archived from the original on 2008-04-20. Retrieved on 2008-09-08.
  5. "Getzlaf's goal in shootout lifts Ducks", Washington Post, 2006-10-02. Retrieved on 2008-09-08. 
  6. "The Shannon for King blockbuster", The Globe and Mail, 2007-06-23. Retrieved on 2008-07-25. Archived from the original on 2008-10-11. 
  7. Canucks sign six. Vancouver Canucks (2008-07-23). Retrieved on 2008-07-25.
  8. Canucks swap Shannon for Nycholat. Vancouver Sun (2008-09-02). Retrieved on 2008-09-08.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Bulletin: Senators Sign Shannon to One-year Contract. Ottawa Senators (April 15, 2009). Retrieved on 2009-04-16.

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