Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Darrin Shannon
Darrin, who is the younger of the two Shannon brothers (Darryl is two a year older), was a highly touted junior playing out of the OHL's Windsor Spitfires where he scored 83 points in 60 games his first year, 74 in 43 games his second, and 81 points in 54 games his final year. In the talent-rich pool of 1988, Shannon was selected fourth overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. But, before he could play a game for the Pens, he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres.

Shannon's first taste of the NHL came in a brief five-game stint (including two in the playoffs), with the Sabres in the 1988-89 season. He spent the majority of the next two years in the AHL with the Rochester Americans amassing 103 points in 99 games. Shannon played one game with the Sabres in 1991-92 before being traded to the Winnipeg Jets. The next season saw him finish with an NHL career high in assists with 40 and points with 60.

His brother, Darryl, joined Darrin on the Jets for the 1993-94 season and played together for the next two seasons. When the Jets relocated to Phoenix and changed their name to the Coyotes, Shannon went along. Darrin spent the next two seasons in both the IHL and AHL before retiring from the game in 1999-2000.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Alliston Hornets ON-Jr.C 36 28 33 61 2
1985-86 Barrie Colts ON-Jr.B 40 13 22 35 21
1986-87 Windsor Spitfires OHL 60 16 67 83 116 14 4 6 10 8
1987-88 Windsor Spitfires OHL 43 33 41 74 49 12 6 12 18 9
1987-88 Windsor Spitfires M-Cup 4 4 3 7 10
1988-89 Windsor Spitfires OHL 54 33 48 81 47 4 1 6 7 2
1988-89 Canada WJC-A 7 1 3 4 10
1988-89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0
1989-90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 17 2 7 9 4 +6 6 0 1 1 4
1989-90 Rochester Americans AHL 50 20 23 43 25 9 4 1 5 2
1990-91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 34 8 6 14 12 -11 6 1 2 3 4
1990-91 Rochester Americans AHL 49 26 34 60 56 10 3 5 8 22
1991-92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 1 0 1 1 0 +1
1991-92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 68 13 26 39 41 +5 7 0 1 1 10
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 84 20 40 60 91 -4 6 2 4 6 6
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 77 21 37 58 87 -18
1994-95 Winnipeg Jets NHL 19 5 3 8 14 -6
1995-96 Winnipeg Jets NHL 63 5 18 23 28 -5 6 1 0 1 6
1996-97 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 11 13 24 41 +4 7 3 1 4 4
1997-98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 58 2 12 14 26 +4 5 0 1 1 4
1998-99 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 10 1 5 6 12 +3
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 506 87 163 250 344 45 7 10 17 38


Brother of Darryl
Canadian Major Junior - Scholastic Player of the Year (1988)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1988)
Traded to Buffalo by Pittsburgh with Doug Bodger for Tom Barrasso and Buffalo's 3rd round choice (Joe Dziedzic) in 1990 Entry Draft, November 12, 1988. Traded to Winnipeg by Buffalo with Mike Hartman and Dean Kennedy for Dave McLlwain, Gord Donnelly, Winnipeg's 5th round choice (Yuri Khmylev) in 1992 Entry Draft and future considerations, October 11, 1991. Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996.
Missed majority of 1998-99 and 1999-2000 due to knee surgery, June 1998. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (IHL), February 18, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 25, 1999.