Brendan Shanahan

Brendan Shanahan currently serves as the National Hockey League's Vice President of Hockey and Business Development and head disciplinarian.

Brendan Shanahan’s NHL career, which spans over 1,500 games, began in 1987 when he was the second overall pick in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft. During his years on the ice, he played with the St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, and New Jersey Devils.  The majority of his seasons were spent with the Detroit Red Wings, where he won three Stanley Cup championships in 1997, 1998, and 2002.

Throughout his career, Shanahan scored 656 goals and was leading scorer among active NHL players at the time of his retirement. He is the only player in NHL history with over 600 goals and 2,000 penalty minutes.

On the international level, Shanahan won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 1994 World Championships, 2002 Winter Olympics, and a 1991 Canada Cup championship. Having won what are considered 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 played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2007. He was named to the First All-Star Team in 1994 and 2000, and Second All-Star Team in 2002.

On November 17, 2009, Shanahan officially announced his retirement after 21 years in the NHL.