Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Brad Shaw
Defenceman Brad Shaw received many honors over his years in hockey, both in juniors and the NHL. After only two seasons of junior hockey, one with the Kitchener Greenshirts as a midget and the next with the OHL's Ottawa 67's, Shaw was selected 86th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1982 Entry Draft, a draft that saw several future star defenceman taken, notably Scott Stevens and Phil Housley. He played for two more seasons with the 67's where he collected 160 points in 131 games over that time. He also represented Canada at the World Junior Championships, winning a bronze medal in 1983. He was named to the OHL's first All-Star team in 1984.

Before beginning the 1984-85 season, Shaw was traded to the Hartford Whalers where he began working his way up through the minors splitting time with the AHL's Binghamton Whalers and the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the IHL. Shaw made it to the NHL with the Whalers in the 1985-86 season but spent the majority of his playing time in Binghamton. He was up and down over the next two seasons and won the Eddie Shore Award in 1987 as the AHL's outstanding defenceman. After a visit to Italy where he played for the Varese HC, scoring 40 points in 35 games, Shaw played with the Canadian National Team and played for the Whalers in the playoffs.

Finally in the 1989-90 season, Shaw started the year in the NHL with the Whalers where he was named to the all-rookie team for the year. He played two more seasons in Hartford before being traded to the New Jersey Devils where he remained for four days. The Ottawa Senators, returning to the NHL for the 1992-93 season, selected Shaw in the Expansion Draft.

Shaw played his finest season in terms of point production for the new Senators and collected 41 points in 81 games. He was named as the team's captain for the 1993-94 season. From Ottawa he moved on to the IHL where he became a player/assistant coach for the Detroit Vipers, winning the Turner Cup championship in the 1995-96 season. The next season saw Shaw named to the IHL's first all-star team.

In 1999, Shaw signed with the Washington Capitals as a free agent, where he would play only four games. He was traded to the St. Louis Blues and played eight games in the regular season and four in the playoffs. Shaw then hung up his skates and stepped behind the bench as the Detroit Vipers head coach for the 2000-01 season. The next year, he was on the move again, becoming an assistant coach with the Springfield Falcons, an affiliate to the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes and Tampa Bay Lightning.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Kitchener Greenshirts Minor-ON 62 14 58 72 14
1981-82 Ottawa 67's OHL 68 13 59 72 24 15 1 13 14 4
1982-83 Ottawa 67's OHL 63 12 66 78 24 9 2 9 11 4
1982-83 Canada WJC-A 7 1 1 2 2
1983-84 Ottawa 67's OHL 68 11 71 82 75 13 2 27 29 9
1983-84 Canada WJC-A 7 0 2 2 0
1983-84 Ottawa 67's M-Cup 5 1 4 5 2
1984-85 Binghamton Whalers AHL 24 1 10 11 4 8 1 8 9 6
1984-85 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 44 3 29 32 25
1985-86 Hartford Whalers NHL 8 0 2 2 4 -1
1985-86 Binghamton Whalers AHL 64 10 44 54 33 5 0 2 2 6
1986-87 Hartford Whalers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Binghamton Whalers AHL 77 9 30 39 43 12 1 8 9 2
1987-88 Hartford Whalers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1987-88 Binghamton Whalers AHL 73 12 50 62 50 4 0 5 5 4
1988-89 AS Varese Italy 35 10 30 40 44 11 4 8 12 13
1988-89 Canada Nat-Tm 4 1 0 1 2
1988-89 Hartford Whalers NHL 3 1 0 1 0 +1 3 1 0 1 0
1989-90 Hartford Whalers NHL 64 3 32 35 30 +2 7 2 5 7 0
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 72 4 28 32 29 -10 6 1 2 3 2
1991-92 Hartford Whalers NHL 62 3 22 25 44 +1 3 0 1 1 4
1992-93 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 7 34 41 34 -47
1993-94 Ottawa Senators NHL 66 4 19 23 59 -41
1994-95 Ottawa Senators NHL 2 0 0 0 0 +3
1994-95 Atlanta Knights IHL 26 1 18 19 17 5 3 4 7 9
1995-96 Detroit Vipers IHL 79 7 54 61 46 8 2 3 5 8
1996-97 Detroit Vipers IHL 59 6 32 38 30 21 2 9 11 10
1997-98 Detroit Vipers IHL 64 2 33 35 47 +4 23 1 11 12 30
1998-99 Detroit Vipers IHL 61 10 35 45 44 +22
1998-99 Washington Capitals NHL 4 0 0 0 4 0
1998-99 St. Louis Blues NHL 12 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0
1999-2000 Tampa Bay Lightning NHLMGNT
2000-2001 Detroit Vipers IHL
2001-2002 Springfield Falcons AHL
2002-2003 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL
NHL Totals 377 22 137 159 208 23 4 8 12 6


OHL First All-Star Team (1984)
AHL First All-Star Team (1987, 1988)
Eddie Shore Award (Outstanding Defenseman - (AHL) (1987)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1990)
IHL First All-Star Team (1997)
Traded to Hartford by Detroit for Hartford's 8th round choice (Urban Nordin) in 1984 Entry Draft, May 29, 1984. Traded to New Jersey by Hartford for cash, June 13, 1992. Claimed by Ottawa from New Jersey in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, March 8, 1999. Claimed on waivers by Washington from Ottawa, March 10, 1999. Traded to St. Louis by Washington with Washington's 8th round choice (Colin Hemingway) in 1999 Entry Draft for St. Louis' 6th round choice (Kyle Clark) in 1999 Entry Draft, March 18, 1999.
Named Head Coach of Detroit Vipers (IHL), May 24, 2000.
Named Head Coach of Cincinnati (AHL), July 19, 2002.