Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sean Shanahan
Forward Sean Shanahan played 40 games with three different teams in the 70s. He was a tough competitor in the corners who could deliver a few goals.

The Toronto native played junior with three different OHA clubs before attending Providence College for two years. In 1973 he signed as a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens but was chiefly used on the club's AHL affiliate in Nova Scotia. He did play four games for the club in 1975-76 but the Habs were deep at forward.

Prior to the 1976-77 season, Shanahan was sent to the Colorado Rockies for cash. He played 30 games for his new team but was unable to land a permanent spot in the line up. In October, 1977 he signed with the Boston Bruins as a free agent. He played six games for them but they were also deep at forward and used him chiefly in the AHL. Shanahan retired in 1978 after dressing for a four games with the Cincinnati Stingers of the WHA.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1968-69 Kitchener Rangers OHA-Jr. 50 3 8 11 37
1969-70 Markham Waxers ON-Jr.B
1969-70 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 19 2 4 6 5
1970-71 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 6 0 0 0 0
1970-71 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 24 1 4 5 14
1971-72 Providence College ECAC 23 13 15 28
1972-73 Providence College ECAC 25 13 23 36 8
1973-74 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 63 13 14 27 65 6 1 0 1 6
1974-75 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 67 12 10 22 159 6 0 0 0 58
1975-76 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 0 0 0 0 -1
1975-76 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 64 18 26 44 91 9 4 6 10 11
1976-77 Colorado Rockies NHL 30 1 3 4 40 -11
1976-77 Rhode Island Reds AHL 10 0 1 1 11
1976-77 Dallas Black Hawks CHL 7 0 0 0 25 5 1 0 1 19
1977-78 Boston Bruins NHL 6 0 0 0 7 -1
1977-78 Rochester Americans AHL 66 20 23 43 156 6 2 3 5 10
1978-79 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 4 0 0 0 7
NHL Totals 40 1 3 4 47


Signed as a free agent by Montreal, September, 1973. Traded to Colorado by Montreal with Ron Andruff for cash, September 13, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Boston, October 13, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, June 6, 1978. Signed to 10-game tryout contract by Cincinnati (WHA), October 24, 1978.
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