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Shane Hnidy
Shane Hnidy
Position Defence
Shot Right
Nickname(s) Sheriff
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
204 lb (93 kg)
Teams Ottawa Senators
Nashville Predators
Atlanta Thrashers
Anaheim Ducks
Minnesota Wild
Boston Bruins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born November 8 1975 (1975-11-08) (age 41),
Neepawa, MB, CAN
NHL Draft 173rd overall, 1994
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 1996 – 2011


Shane Hnidy (born November 8, 1975) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. On August 31, 2011, it was announced that Hnidy would be part of the radio broadcast team for the Winnipeg Jets,[1] formerly the Atlanta Thrashers, which was one of his former teams.

Playing careerEdit

Shane Hnidy played junior hockey with the Swift Current Broncos and Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL. He was drafted in the 7th round (173rd overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, although he played no games for the team. After turning professional in 1996, he played for minor league teams Saint John of the AHL, Grand Rapids of the IHL, Cincinnati and Adirondack of the AHL before being traded to the Ottawa Senators in 2000 where he established his NHL career. He has also played for the Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Thrashers and Nashville Predators.

On January 2, 2008, the Boston Bruins acquired Hnidy and a 6th rounder in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft for Brandon Bochenski.[2]

On July 3, 2009, Hnidy signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Minnesota Wild to a one-year contract.[3]

As of the opening of the 2010-11 season, Hnidy remained an unsigned free agent. On February 23, 2011, it was announced Hnidy would be re-joining the Boston Bruins on a try-out basis. On February 26, 2011, Hnidy signed a contract with the Bruins for the remainder of the season, to serve as a depth defenseman. The Bruins won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Vancouver Canucks in a 7-game Stanley Cup Final. Hnidy only played 3 regular season and 3 playoffs games. NHL would not put his name on the Stanley Cup. However he was awarded a Stanley Cup ring, was included on the official team picture. He was given a day with the Stanley Cup on Aug 18, 2011, and officially retired on August 31, 2011.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92Swift Current BroncosWHL561341140000
1992–93Swift Current BroncosWHL455121762
1992–93Prince Albert RaidersWHL272101243
1993–94Prince Albert RaidersWHL6972633113
1994–95Prince Albert RaidersWHL725293416915471129
1995–96Prince Albert RaidersWHL58114253100184111534
1996–97Baton Rouge KingfishECHL213101350
1996–97Saint John FlamesAHL4421214112
1997–98Grand Rapids GriffinsIHL7761218210302223
1998–99Adirondack Red WingsAHL689202912130110
1999–00Cincinnati Mighty DucksAHL6891928153
2000–01Grand Rapids GriffinsIHL20002
2000–01 Ottawa Senators NHL 52 3 2 5 84 1 0 0 0 1
2001–02 Ottawa Senators NHL 33 1 1 2 57 12 1 1 2 12
2002–03 Ottawa Senators NHL 67 0 8 8 130 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Ottawa Senators NHL 37 0 5 5 72
2003–04 Nashville Predators NHL 9 0 2 2 10 5 0 0 0 6
2004–05 Florida Everblades ECHL 19 1 4 5 56 17 0 4 4 6
2005–06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 66 0 3 3 33
2006–07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 72 5 7 12 63 4 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 33 1 2 3 30
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 43 1 4 5 41 7 1 1 2 9
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 65 3 9 12 45 7 1 0 1 0
2009–10 Minnesota Wild NHL 70 2 12 14 66
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 7
NHL totals 550 16 55 71 633 40 4 2 6 34
AHL totals 180 20 51 71 274 3 0 1 1 0
WHL totals 327 31 122 153 498 37 8 18 26 63

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Shane gives back to his home town of Neepawa with his support of the annual Shane Hnidy Golf Tournament, a significant fund raiser for the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation.

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