Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Shaun Van Allen
Shaun Van Allen was drafted 105th overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. A standout with the WHL's Saskatoon Blades, Van Allen was placed in the team's minor league system for further seasoning, and his NHL debut came on February, 1991 against the New Jersey Devils. After playing just two games he was sent back to the AHL's Cape Breton Oilers. The next year he won the John B. Sollenberger Trophy for being the AHL leading scorer. In the 1992-93 season, Cape Breton, led by Van Allen, captured the Calder Cup title.

The team released Van Allen following the AHL playoffs. Before the end of July 1993, Van Allen signed with the expansion Anaheim Mighty Ducks and quickly became an NHL regular.

Three seasons later, Van Allen was traded to the Ottawa Senators, where he spent four seasons before joining the Dallas Stars in the summer of 2000. The former Saskatoon Blade played parts of two seasons in Dallas before he was acquired by the Montreal Canadiens in the early stages of the 2001-02 season. Van Allen's stay in Montreal was short lived as he returned to Ottawa the following year and scored a career high 12 goals and 32 points with the Sens while playing a defensive role on the team's march through the 2003 playoffs.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Swift Current Indians SJHL 61 12 20 32 136
1985-86 Saskatoon Blades WHL 55 12 11 23 43 13 4 8 12 28
1986-87 Saskatoon Blades WHL 72 38 59 97 116 11 4 6 10 24
1987-88 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 40 14 28 42 34
1987-88 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 19 4 10 14 17 4 1 1 2 4
1988-89 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 76 32 42 74 81
1989-90 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 61 25 44 69 83 4 0 2 2 8
1990-91 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 76 25 75 100 182 4 0 1 1 8
1991-92 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 77 29 84 113 80 5 3 7 10 14
1992-93 Edmonton Oilers NHL 21 1 4 5 6 -2
1992-93 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 43 14 62 76 68 15 8 9 17 18
1993-94 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 80 8 25 33 64 0
1994-95 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 45 8 21 29 32 -4
1995-96 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 49 8 17 25 41 +13
1996-97 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 11 14 25 35 -8 7 0 1 1 4
1997-98 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 4 15 19 48 +4 11 0 1 1 10
1998-99 Ottawa Senators NHL 79 6 11 17 30 +3 4 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Ottawa Senators NHL 75 9 19 28 37 +20 6 0 1 1 9
2000-01 Dallas Stars NHL 59 7 16 23 16 +5 8 0 2 2 8
2001-02 Dallas Stars NHL 19 2 4 6 6 -5
2001-02 Montreal Canadiens NHL 54 6 9 15 20 +5 7 0 1 1 2
2002-03 Ottawa Senators NHL 78 12 20 32 66 +17 18 1 1 2 12
2003-04 Ottawa Senators NHL 73 2 10 12 80 +6
NHL Totals 794 84 185 269 481 61 1 7 8 45


AHL Second All-Star Team (1991)
AHL First All-Star Team (1992)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (AHL - Leading Scorer) (1992)
Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 22, 1993. Traded to Ottawa by Anaheim with Jason York for Ted Drury and the rights to Marc Moro, October 1, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 12, 2000. Traded to Montreal by Dallas with Donald Audette for Martin Rucinsky and Benoit Brunet, November 21, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 24, 2002.
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