Kevin Shattenkirk

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Kevin Shattenkirk
Kevin Shattenkirk 2014-03-23.JPG
Born (1989-01-29) January 29, 1989 (age 28)
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
Colorado Avalanche
St. Louis Blues
Washington Capitals
National team  United States
NHL Draft 14th overall, 2007
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2010–present

Kevin Michael Shattenkirk (born January 29, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. He previously played for the Washington Capitals and St. Louis Blues. He was drafted in the first round, 14th overall, at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche.

Playing career

Amateur

Shattenkirk was drafted 14th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. He started his hockey career with the New Jersey Devils Youth Hockey Organization. After attending The Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut, he was drafted from the USA Hockey National Team Development Program,[1] and committed to Boston University of the NCAA's Hockey East conference, along with fellow 2007 Avalanche draft pick Colby Cohen.

After a solid rookie season with the Terriers in 2007–08, in which he was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team, Shattenkirk helped take the Terriers to the Frozen Four tournament in 2008–09.[2] After being named in the NCAA Second All-American Team,[3] Shattenkirk then went on to help Boston University take the National Championship 4–3 against Miami University, assisting in the overtime, title-winning Colby Cohen goal.[4]

Shattenkirk was named as co-captain, along with Brian Strait, of the Terriers for the 2009–10 season on April 21, 2009.[5] However, after Strait turned professional, Shattenkirk became the sole captain of the Terriers and the first junior sole captain since the 1961–62 season.[6] In 38 games with the Terriers, while focused more attentively to defense, he matched his sophomore goal total with seven and posted 29 points to be named to the Inside College Hockey Preseason All-American and All-College Hockey News Preseason Second Teams.[7] After defeat in the Hockey East semi-finals to the University of Maine, Shattenkirk, along with Colby Cohen, was signed to three-year, entry level contract with the Colorado Avalanche on April 3, 2010.[8]

Professional

Shattenkirk practicing with the Blues in 2011.

On April 5, Shattenkirk was then signed to an amateur try-out contract with the Avalanche's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, to conclude the 2009–10 season.[9] Shattenkirk made his professional debut, recording an assist and a shootout goal, in a 5–4 victory over Abbotsford Heat on April 7, 2010.[10]

Shattenkirk with the Blues.

On November 4, 2010, Colorado recalled Shattenkirk from Lake Erie and made his NHL debut in a home game against the Vancouver Canucks that same day.[11] Shattenkirk was one of 12 rookies selected to participate in the 2011 NHL All-Star festivities in Raleigh, North Carolina.

On February 19, 2011, in a swap of four former first-rounders, Shattenkirk, Chris Stewart and a conditional second-round pick were traded to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Erik Johnson, Jay McClement and a conditional first-round pick.[12] Later that day, Shattenkirk made his home debut with the Blues at the Scottrade Center, posting an assist in a decisive 9–3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.[13]

With the NHL lockout effectively delaying the start to the 2012–13 season, Shattenkirk was signed a lockout contract in Finland, joining fellow Blues defender Kris Russell with TPS of the SM-liiga on November 26, 2012.[14] He played in 12 games before the labor dispute was solved, producing two goals and six points for TPS.

On June 26, 2013, Shattenkirk signed a four-year, $17 million extension with the St. Louis Blues.

In the final year of his contract during the 2016–17 season, the Blues were unable to work out an extension with Shattenkirk as he approached free agency.[15] On February 27, 2017, prior to the trade deadline, Shattenkirk's seven-year tenure with St. Louis came to an end when he was dealt, along with Pheonix Copley to the Washington Capitals in exchange for Zach Sanford, Brad Malone, a 2017 first-round pick and a conditional second-round pick in 2019. He left the Blues, having played in 425 games and collecting 258 points, placing 5th All-time amongst blueliners in franchise history.[16]

On July 1, 2017, Kevin Shattenkirk agreed to a 4 year, $26.65 million contract with the New York Rangers.[17]

International play

Medal record
Representing  United States
Ice hockey
IIHF U18 Championships
Silver medal – second place 2007 Tampere

Shattenkirk, entrenched in the US National Team Development Program, first represented the United States in the 2006 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, helping collect silver. The following year, as captain of the under-18 development program, Shattenkirk was selected to the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[18] He again contributed to the United States winning silver, gaining selection to the All-Star Team and named the Tournament's Best Defenseman.[19]

Shattenkirk was named to the United States national team for the 2009 World Junior Championships.[20] Serving as an alternate captain and with expectations of helping the U.S. to a medal,[21][22] Shattenkirk led all tournament defenseman in scoring with nine points and, despite a disappointing fifth-place team finish, was named as one of Team USA's top three players and praised for strong play by USA Hockey Executive Jim Johannson.[23][24]

Following the completion of his rookie NHL season, Shattenkirk was chosen in his first men's tournament to represent the United States at the 2011 World Championships in Slovakia.[25] In the opening game of the Championships, Shattenkirk scored his first full international goal in a 5–1 victory over Austria on April 30, 2011.[26] Shattenkirk finished with three points in seven games before finishing in eighth place after losing in the quarter-finals to the Czech Republic, 4–0, on May 11, 2011.[27][28]

On January 1, 2014, Shattenkirk was named to the United States national team for the 2014 Winter Olympics, along with St. Louis teammates David Backes and T. J. Oshie.[29]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 US National Development Team USDP 53 13 20 33 31
2006–07 US National Development Team USDP 48 12 22 34 60
2007–08 Boston University HE 40 4 17 21 38
2008–09 Boston University HE 43 7 21 28 40
2009–10 Boston University HE 38 7 22 29 38
2009–10 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 3 0 2 2 0
2010–11 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 10 0 0 0 10
2010–11 Colorado Avalanche NHL 46 7 19 26 20
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 26 2 15 17 16
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 9 34 43 60 9 1 1 2 6
2012–13 TPS SM-l 12 2 4 6 22
2012–13 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 5 18 23 20 6 0 2 2 6
2013–14 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 10 35 45 38 6 1 4 5 2
2014–15 St. Louis Blues NHL 56 8 36 44 52 6 0 8 8 2
2015–16 St. Louis Blues NHL 72 14 30 44 51 20 2 9 11 19
2016–17 St. Louis Blues NHL 61 11 31 42 37
2016–17 Washington Capitals NHL 19 2 12 14 10 13 1 5 6 6
NHL totals 490 68 230 298 304 60 5 29 34 41

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 United States WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 1 4 5 2
2009 United States WJC 5th 6 1 8 9 4
2011 United States WC 8th 7 1 2 3 6
2014 United States OG 4th 6 0 3 3 0
Junior totals 13 2 12 14 6
Senior totals 13 1 5 6 6

Awards and honors

Award Year
College
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2007–08 [30]
All-Hockey East Second Team 2008–09
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 2008–09
NHL
All-Star Game 2015
International
WJC18 First Team All-Star 2007 [31]

References

  1. ^ "2009 prospects: Q&A with Kevin Shattenkirk". schoolyourpool.com. 2009-02-05. Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Shattenkirk helps power BU to frozen four". lohud.com. 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Ian Cole named ACHA/Reebok First-All American Team". und.com. 2009-04-10. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Colby Cohen just did his job". bostonherald.com. 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Strait, Shattenkirk named captains". dailyfreepress.com. 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-05-23. [dead link]
  6. ^ "BU co-Captain Strait goes pro, junior Shattenkirk will be sole captain". USHO. 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  7. ^ Paul Silverfaub (2010-08-19). "Shattenkirk ready to shine for Avs". Greenwich-Post.com. Retrieved 2010-08-19. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Avs sign Shattenkirk, Cohen". NHL. 2010-04-03. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  9. ^ "What's On Tap...A New Generation". Lake Erie Monsters. 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  10. ^ "Monsters battle back to win shootout". Lake Erie Monsters. 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  11. ^ Dater, Adrian (2010-11-04). "Avalanche's Shattenkirk set for NHL debut tonight vs. Canucks". Denver Post. 
  12. ^ "Blues send former No.1 pick Johnson to Avalanche". The Sports Network. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  13. ^ "Goals galore as Stewart has 2 in debut". Stltoday.com. 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  14. ^ "NHL's top defenseman to TPS blueline" (in Finnish). TPS. 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  15. ^ "Blues trade Shattenkirk to Capitals". Stltoday.com. 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  16. ^ "Capitals acquire defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk from Blues". Washington Post. 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  17. ^ "Rangers sign Shattenkirk to 4 year contract". NHL.com. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01. 
  18. ^ "2007 U.S. National Under-18 Team Announced". USA Hockey. 2007-04-03. Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  19. ^ "Shattenkirk ready for BU". USA Hockey. 2007-10-17. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  20. ^ "2009 U.S. National Junior team roster announced". wcha.com. 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2009-05-23. [dead link]
  21. ^ "Captains named for 2009 US Nat'l Jr Team". oursportscentral.com. 2008-12-21. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  22. ^ Olshansky, Elliot (2008-12-25). "New Rochelle's Kevin Shattenkirk looking to bring home gold at World Junior Championships". nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  23. ^ "Three best players of each team selected by coaches" (PDF). IIHF.com. 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  24. ^ "Q&A: USA Hockey executive Jim Johannson". usatoday.com. 2009-01-18. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  25. ^ "Conklin, Shattenkirk and Porter to play for USA". St. Louis Blues. 2011-04-13. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  26. ^ "USA beats Austria 5–1 in debut at Slovakia". National Hockey League. 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  27. ^ "USA player statistics" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  28. ^ "Jagr lifts Czechs into semis". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  29. ^ "St. Louis Blues: Blues Will Be Very Well Represented in the Winter Olympics". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  30. ^ "NU's Brad Thiessen named hockey east player of the year". hockeyeastonline.com. 2009-03-19. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  31. ^ "World All-Star Team". eliteprospects.com. 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 

External links

  • Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
  • Kevin Shattenkirk – Boston University Terriers bio
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Chris Stewart
Colorado Avalanche first round draft pick
2007
Succeeded by
Matt Duchene
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