Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gerry Shannon
Gerry Shannon played in the NHL before there was an Original Six and after hockey took care of those young players that dreamed of making it to the NHL.

When Shannon signed with the Ottawa Senators as a free agent in 1933, he had already spent seven seasons in the OHA with three different teams. He even led the league in assists for the 1929-30 season with four. His first year in the NHL was his finest, recording 26 points in 48 games. The Sens moved to St. Louis the next season and Shannon would follow. After 25 games with the Eagles he was traded to the Boston Bruins where he would see his first Stanley Cup playoff experience.

After the NHL season was over with the Bruins, he played in the Canadian-American Hockey League for the Boston Cubs. Shannon was traded once again, in 1936, this time to the Montreal Maroons where he finished out his NHL career in 1938. He went on to play in the AHL for three more seasons until hanging them up for good in 1941.

Shannon settled in to the Ottawa area after retirement and began organizing and coaching kids playing outdoor hockey. He was known for staying out in the cold as long as any child wanted to listen to his instruction. Some say that he was the first to create a house league, when 50 to 60 kids would show up for 15 spots on his team. He created different teams so all the kids could play, which is what he loved to do?play.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1926-27 Niagara Falls Cataracts OHA-Jr. 4 2 0 2 0
1927-28 Niagara Falls Cataracts OHA-Jr.
1928-29 Oakville Lions OHA-Jr. 12 2 0 2
1929-30 Niagara Falls Cataracts OHA-Sr. 4 7 4 11 0 2 2 1 3 0
1930-31 Port Colborne Sailors OHA-Sr. 10 3 3 6 15 5 1 2 3 8
1931-32 Port Colborne Sailors OHA-Sr. 20 6 3 9 38 4 0 0 0 4
1932-33 Niagara Falls Cataracts OHA-Sr. 22 16 12 28 16 5 1 3 4 10
1932-33 Niagara Falls Cataracts Al-Cup 6 3 0 3 0
1933-34 Ottawa Senators NHL 48 11 15 26 26
1934-35 St. Louis Eagles NHL 25 2 2 4 11
1934-35 Boston Bruins NHL 17 1 1 2 4 4 0 0 0 2
1934-35 Boston Cubs Can-Am 7 4 2 6 2
1935-36 Boston Bruins NHL 23 0 1 1 6
1935-36 Boston Cubs Can-Am 22 11 6 17 24
1936-37 Providence Reds IAHL 8 1 3 4 7
1936-37 Montreal Maroons NHL 31 9 7 16 13 5 0 1 1 0
1937-38 Montreal Maroons NHL 36 0 3 3 20
1937-38 Springfield Indians IAHL 8 2 1 3 0
1938-39 Hershey Bears IAHL 31 9 2 11 4 5 1 1 2 8
1939-40 Hershey Bears IAHL 52 13 18 31 8 6 1 2 3 2
NHL Totals 180 23 29 52 80 9 0 1 1 2


Brother of Chuck Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, May 10, 1933. Transferred to St. Louis after Ottawa franchise relocated, September 22, 1934. Traded to Boston by St. Louis for Frank Jerwa, January 10, 1935. Traded to Mtl. Maroons by Boston to complete transaction that sent Hooley Smith to Boston (October 26, 1936), December 4, 1936. Traded to Cleveland (IAHL) by Mtl. Maroons for cash, October 6, 1938. Traded to Hershey (IAHL) by Cleveland (IAHL) for cash, October 11, 1938.
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