Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Shawn McEachern
Left-winger Shawn McEachern has been a reliable scorer and solid defensive player since entering the NHL late in the 1991-92 schedule.

The native of Waltham, Massachusetts was taken 110th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft while he was in the midst of a fine career at Matignon High School. He then moved on to Boston University where he was named to the Hockey East First and Second All-Star Teams once each. McEachern committed to the U.S. national team in 1991-92 and registered 49 points in 57 exhibition games before taking part in the Albertville Olympics.

Following the Americans' fourth place finish in France, McEachern joined the Penguins in time to help them repeat as Stanley Cup champions. During his first season, in 1992-93, the talented forward scored 28 goals and helped Pittsburgh finish at the top of the regular season standings before the New York Islanders upset them in the playoffs.

In August 1993, McEachern was traded to the Los Angeles Kings for Marty McSorley. A few months later, he was sent back to the Penguins with Tomas Sandstrom for McSorley and Jim Paek. He continued to produce for the Pens but the club continued to re-tool in its attempt to return to the Stanley Cup finals. After scoring 24 goals for the Boston Bruins in 1995-96 and capturing gold at the 1996 World Cup, McEachern was dealt to the Ottawa Senators.

Upon joining Ottawa, the clever forward became a regular point producer and team leader on one of the league's top clubs. Beginning in 1997-98, McEachern began a run of four straight 20-goal seasons. His speed and scoring touch were important factors in the Sens reaching the 100-point mark in 1999 and 2001.

After six strong seasons in Ottawa, McEachern found a new home with the Atlanta Thrashers in 2002-03 and upon his arrival was a team leader both on and off the ice. During the summer of 2005, the Boston Bruins acquired the veteran forward. He would go on to appear in 28 games with the Bruins throughout their 2005-06 regular season and annouce his retirement from the game in the summer of 2006.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Matignon Warriors High-MA 20 32 20 52
1986-87 Matignon Warriors High-MA 16 29 28 57
1987-88 Matignon Warriors High-MA 22 52 40 92
1988-89 Boston University Terriers H-East 36 20 28 48 32
1989-90 Boston University Terriers H-East 43 25 31 56 78
1990-91 Boston University Terriers H-East 41 34 48 82 43
1990-91 United States WEC-A 10 3 2 5 6
1991-92 United States Nat-Tm 57 26 23 49 38
1991-92 United States Olympics 8 1 0 1 10
1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 15 0 4 4 0 +1 19 2 7 9 4
1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 84 28 33 61 46 +21 12 3 2 5 10
1993-94 Los Angeles Kings NHL 49 8 13 21 24 +1
1993-94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 27 12 9 21 10 +13 6 1 0 1 2
1994-95 Kiekko-Espoo Finland 8 1 3 4 6
1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 44 13 13 26 22 +4 11 0 2 2 8
1995-96 Boston Bruins NHL 82 24 29 53 34 -5 5 2 1 3 8
1996-97 United States W-Cup 1 0 1 1 0
1996-97 Ottawa Senators NHL 65 11 20 31 18 -5 7 2 0 2 8
1997-98 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 24 24 48 42 +1 11 0 4 4 8
1998-99 Ottawa Senators NHL 77 31 25 56 46 +8 4 2 0 2 6
1999-00 Ottawa Senators NHL 69 29 22 51 24 +2 6 0 3 3 4
2000-01 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 32 40 72 62 +10 4 0 2 2 2
2001-02 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 15 31 46 52 +9 12 0 4 4 2
2002-03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 46 10 16 26 28 -27
2003-04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 17 38 55 76 +5
2004-05 IF Malmo Redhawks Sweden 6 0 1 1 14
2004-05 IF Redhawks Malmo Sweden-Q 10 1 1 2 12
2005-06 Boston Bruins NHL 28 2 6 8 22 -12
2005-06 Providence Bruins AHL 10 2 4 6 6
NHL Totals 911 256 323 579 506 97 12 25 37 62


Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1990)
Hockey East First All-Star Team (1991)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1991)
Traded to Los Angeles by Pittsburgh for Marty McSorley, August 27, 1993. Traded to Pittsburgh by Los Angeles with Tomas Sandstrom for Marty McSorley and Jim Paek, February 16, 1994. Traded to Boston by Pittsburgh with Kevin Stevens for Glen Murray, Bryan Smolinski and Boston's 3rd round pick (Boyd Kane) in 1996 NHL Draft, August 2, 1995. Traded to Ottawa by Boston for Trent McCleary and Ottawa's 3rd round pick (Eric Naud) in 1996 NHL Draft, June 22, 1996. Traded to Atlanta by Ottawa with Ottawa's 6th round pick (Dan Turple) in 2004 NHL Draft for Brian Pothier, June 29, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Malmo (Sweden), January 24, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 2, 2005.
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