Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Doug Shedden
While growing up in Barrie, Ontario, Doug Shedden was surrounded with quality hockey players who helped keep his eyes on the prize of making it to the top. His closest friend at the time was future NHL superstar Mike Gartner. He also encountered Wayne Gretzky on a regular basis while playing junior hockey for Hamilton, Kitchener, and Sault Ste. Marie of the OHA.

Shedden was selected 93rd overall in the 1980 Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He joined the club the following year and, after a stint in the minors, quickly established himself as an offensive style player equipped with strong passing skills, a hard shot, and an ability to see the ice well.

At the start of his fourth season with the Pens, Shedden won the line lottery, taking on rookie Mario Lemieux as his centreman. Shedden's numbers immediately rose to career highs as he netted 35 goals that year. He was good for 32 more goals during the following campaign before being traded to the Red Wings in 1986.

Shedden's post-Pens career, however, was much less offensively prolific. Although he skated with Steve Yzerman in Detroit and with Peter Stastny in Quebec, he was unable to maintain his earlier form.

In 1988, he signed as a free agent with the Leafs' organization where he bounced between the parent club and their AHL affiliate in Newmarket. But in 1991, he was struck with a serious knee injury that effectively ended his NHL career. Still able to skate, however, he went overseas to play in Italy and Switzerland before rounding out his on-ice career in 1993 with Muskegon of the IHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 Barrie Co-Op Minor-ON 53 53 72 125
1977-78 Guelph Platers ON-Jr.A
1977-78 Hamilton Fincups OMJHL 32 1 9 10 32 9 1 2 3 2
1977-78 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 18 5 7 12 14
1977-78 Guelph Platers Cen-Cup
1978-79 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 66 16 42 58 29 10 3 0 3 6
1979-80 Kitchener Rangers OMJHL 16 10 16 26 26
1979-80 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 45 30 44 74 59
1980-81 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 66 51 72 123 114 19 16 22 38 10
1981-82 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 38 10 15 25 12 -2
1981-82 Erie Blades AHL 17 4 6 10 14
1982-83 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 24 43 67 54 -20
1983-84 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 67 22 35 57 20 -38
1984-85 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 80 35 32 67 30 -51
1985-86 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 67 32 34 66 32 -7
1985-86 Detroit Red Wings NHL 11 2 3 5 2 -1
1986-87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 33 6 12 18 6 +3
1986-87 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 5 2 2 4 4
1986-87 Quebec Nordiques NHL 16 0 2 2 8 -5
1986-87 Fredericton Express AHL 15 12 6 18 0
1987-88 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 80 37 51 88 32
1988-89 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -1
1988-89 Newmarket Saints AHL 29 14 26 40 6
1989-90 Newmarket Saints AHL 47 26 33 59 12
1990-91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 23 8 10 18 10 +2
1990-91 Newmarket Saints AHL 47 15 34 49 16
1991-92 HC Bolzano Alpenliga 17 17 10 27 4
1991-92 HC Bolzano Italy 29 28 22 50 22
1991-92 HC Davos Swiss-2 5 10 9 19 10 3 12 15
1992-1993 Muskegon Fury ColHL 21 16 21 37 18
1992-1995 Wichita Thunder CHL
1995-1999 Louisiana IceGators ECHL
1999-2000 Flint Generals UHL
NHL Totals 416 139 186 325 176


Traded to Detroit by Pittsburgh for Ron Duguay, March 11, 1986. Traded to Quebec by Detroit with Basil McRae and John Ogrodnick for Brent Ashton, Gilbert Delorme and Mark Kumpel, January 17, 1987. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 4, 1988.
Named Head Coach of Memphis (CHL), June 19, 2000.
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