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Darrin Shannon
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Born December 8, 1969 (1969-12-08) (age 49)
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Played for Buffalo Sabres
Winnipeg Jets
Phoenix Coyotes
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1988
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1989–2000

Darrin Shannon (born Darrin Arthur Shannon on December 8, 1969) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played for the Buffalo Sabres and the Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Darrin recorded 87 goals and 163 assists for 250 points in 506 career NHL games. He is the younger brother of former NHL player Darryl Shannon.

Playing CareerEdit

Darrin was drafted fourth overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft ahead of Jeremy Roenick, Rod Brind'Amour and Teemu Selanne.

On November 12, 1988, he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres with Doug Bodger for Tom Barrasso and Buffalo's third round choice (Joe Dziedzic) in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

On October 11, 1991, Darrin was traded to the Winnipeg Jets with Mike Hartman and Dean Kennedy for Dave McLlwain, Gord Donnelly and Winnipeg's fifth round choice (Yuri Khymlev) in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft & future considerations.

On July 1, 1996, he was transferred to the Phoenix Coyotes after the Winnipeg Jets franchise relocated.

In June of 1998, Darrin missed the majority of the 1998-99 season & the 1999-00 season due to knee surgery.

On February 18, 1999, he signed as a free agent by the Grand Rapids Griffins. On August 25, 1999, Darrin signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Darrin played for the St. John's Maple Leafs and the Chicago Wolves before his playing career ended in 2000.

Post-Playing CareerEdit

Darrin resides in Alliston, Ontario, Canada where he works as an investment manager. He has a wife & three daughters.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1986-87 Windsor Compuware Spitfires OHL 60 17 41 58 31 14 4 6 10 8
1987-88 Windsor Compuware Spitfires OHL 43 33 41 74 49 12 6 12 18 9
1988-89 Windsor Compuware Spitfires OHL 54 33 48 81 47 4 1 6 7 2
1988-89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Rochester Americans AHL 50 20 23 43 25 9 4 1 5 2
1989-90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 17 2 7 9 4 6 0 1 1 4
1990-91 Rochester Americans AHL 49 26 34 60 56 10 3 5 8 22
1990-91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 34 8 6 14 12 6 1 2 3 4
1991-92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 1 1 0
1991-92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 68 13 26 39 41 7 0 1 1 10
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 84 20 40 60 91 6 2 4 6 6
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 77 21 37 58 87
1994-95 Winnipeg Jets NHL 19 5 3 8 14
1995-96 Winnipeg Jets NHL 63 5 18 23 28 6 1 0 1 6
1996-97 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 11 13 24 41 7 3 1 4 4
1997-98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 58 2 12 14 26 5 0 1 1 4
1998-99 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 10 1 5 6 12
1999-00 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 8 2 0 2 2
1999-00 Chicago Wolves IHL 9 1 3 4 6
NHL Totals (10 Seasons) 506 87 163 250 344 45 7 10 17 38
OHL Totals (3 Seasons) 157 83 130 213 127 30 11 24 35 19
AHL Totals (3 Seasons) 107 48 57 105 83 19 7 6 13 24
IHL Totals (2 Seasons) 19 2 8 10 18

Awards and AchievementsEdit

  • Canadian Major Junior Scholastic Player of the Year (1988)
  • Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star Team (1988)