Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Shawn McCosh
Centre Shawn McCosh was a fifth-round selection of the Detroit Red Wings, 95th overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. McCosh was always a gifted scorer while playing minor hockey and he potted 67 goals and 148 points in 68 games in 1985-86 with the Oshawa Legionaires of the OMHA at the age of 16.

McCosh began his major junior career the following season with the Hamilton Steelhawks where he played for two years. In 1988-89 he was part of an explosive Niagara Falls Thunder team which set numerous scoring records. McCosh was fifth in team scoring with 103 points behind Bryan Fogarty, Stan Drulia, Keith Osborne and Jamie Leach. The team also boasted young players such as Keith Primeau and Brad May. Throughout the season the Thunder were dominant and were the favourites to represent the OHL at the Memorial Cup, but were ousted in the championship finals by Peterborough.

Spots were hard to come by at the Detroit Red Wings training camp in September 1989 and when McCosh was told he would not be playing in the NHL he opted to return to the OHL as an overage player. He began the season in Niagara Falls but was traded early on to the Hamilton Dukes. He also appeared in three games for the Canadian National Team.

In 1990-91 McCosh turned pro and played the entire season with the New Haven Nighthawks. He had already been traded by Detroit to the Los Angeles Kings and got his first taste of NHL action with the Kings in the 1991-92 season when he played in four games. He was later traded to the Ottawa Senators but never actually played for them. McCosh played all his games in the minors until he signed a free-agent contract with the New York Rangers in 1993. He played an entire season with their minor-league affiliate in Binghamton and was called up to play five games with New York in 1994-95, where he scored the only goal of his NHL career.

McCosh continued to toil in the minors until opting to move to Germany for the 1999-00 season when he signed a deal with Adler Mannheim, playing for one year before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Oshawa Legionnaires ON-Jr.B 68 67 81 148 145
1986-87 Hamilton Steelhawks OHL 50 11 17 28 49 6 1 0 1 2
1987-88 Hamilton Steelhawks OHL 64 17 36 53 96 14 6 8 14 14
1988-89 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 56 41 62 103 75 14 4 13 17 23
1989-90 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 9 6 10 16 24
1989-90 Dukes of Hamilton OHL 39 24 28 52 65
1989-90 Canada Nat-Tm 3 0 0 0 0
1990-91 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 66 16 21 37 104
1991-92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 4 0 0 0 4 0
1991-92 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 71 21 32 53 118
1991-92 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 5 0 1 1 0
1992-93 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 22 9 8 17 36
1992-93 New Haven Senators AHL 46 22 32 54 54
1993-94 Binghamton Rangers AHL 75 31 44 75 68
1994-95 New York Rangers NHL 5 1 0 1 2 +1
1994-95 Binghamton Rangers AHL 67 23 60 83 73 8 3 9 12 6
1995-96 Hershey Bears AHL 71 31 52 83 82 5 1 5 6 8
1996-97 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 79 30 51 81 110 10 3 9 12 23
1997-98 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 80 24 54 78 102 +1 20 6 13 19 14
1998-99 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 38 12 25 37 43 -4
1998-99 Michigan K-Wings IHL 12 4 9 13 18 +5 5 1 2 3 6
1999-00 Adler Mannheim Germany 53 11 11 22 93 5 0 0 0 4
1999-00 Adler Mannheim EuroHL 6 1 1 2 4
NHL Totals 9 1 0 1 6


Traded to Los Angeles by Detroit for Los Angeles' 8th round pick (Justin Krall) in 1992 NHL Draft, August 15, 1990. Traded to Ottawa by Los Angeles with Bob Kudelski for Marc Fortier and Jim Thomson, December 19, 1992. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 30, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 31, 1995.
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