Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Shean Donovan
Shean Donovan first played Junior A hockey with the CJHL's Kanata Valley Lasers. In 1991-92, he joined the Ottawa 67's and scored 19 points in his rookie season. After scoring 52 points in 1992-93, he improved to 84 points in 1993-94 and in 1994-95, Shean started the season with the 67's and scored 41 points in 29 games before splitting the remainder of the season with the IHL's Kansas City Blades and the team which had drafted him the San Jose Sharks.

Donovan was selected 28th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Sharks and went on to make his NHL debut in 1994-95. Donovan would split 1995-96 season with Kansas City and San Jose, playing in 74 games with the Sharks and scoring 13 goals and 21 points.

After a 15-point season in 1996-97 with the Sharks and a three-game stint with the AHL's Kentucky Thoroughblades, Donovan was traded to the Colorado Avalanche after only 20 games into the 1997-98 season and went to play parts of three seasons in Denver before he was dealt to the Atlanta Thrashers early into the 1999-00 season.

The Timmins, Ontario native spent parts of three seasons in the Georgia State before joining the Pittsburgh Penguins late into the 2001-02 season where he had a short stay with the club before he was dealt to the Calgary Flames at the trading deadline in 2003. Upon his arrival with Calgary, the former 67 went on to break through with a career high 42 points (18-24-42) while helping the Flames reach the Stanley Cup Final, only to fall short in a hard-fought seven-game series against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

On the international stage Donovan is was a gold medallist with Canada at the 1995 World Junior Championships and a gold medallist at the the 1997 World Championships.

Following his memorable stint with the Flames, Donovan was signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins on July 2, 2006. He spent a single season in Boston and failed to match his career high point total set in Calgary. With the Bruins failing to qualify for the NHL playoffs in 2006-07, the club opted to make some moves in the off-season and deal Donovan to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Peter Schaefer.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1990-91 Kanata Valley Lasers ON-Jr.A 44 8 5 13 8
1991-92 Ottawa 67's OHL 58 11 8 19 14 11 1 0 1 5
1992-93 Ottawa 67's OHL 66 29 23 52 33
1993-94 Ottawa 67's OHL 62 35 49 84 63 17 10 11 21 14
1994-95 Ottawa 67's OHL 29 22 19 41 41
1994-95 Canada WJC-A 7 0 0 0 6
1994-95 San Jose Sharks NHL 14 0 0 0 6 -6 7 0 1 1 6
1994-95 Kansas City Blades IHL 5 0 2 2 7 14 5 3 8 23
1995-96 San Jose Sharks NHL 74 13 8 21 39 -17
1995-96 Kansas City Blades IHL 4 0 0 0 8 5 0 0 0 8
1996-97 San Jose Sharks NHL 73 9 6 15 42 -18
1996-97 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 3 1 3 4 18
1996-97 Canada WC-A 10 0 1 1 31
1997-98 San Jose Sharks NHL 20 3 3 6 22 +3
1997-98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 47 5 7 12 48 +3
1998-99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 68 7 12 19 37 +4 5 0 0 0 2
1999-00 Colorado Avalanche NHL 18 1 0 1 8 -4
1999-00 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 33 4 7 11 18 -13
2000-01 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 63 12 11 23 47 -14
2001-02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 48 6 6 12 40 -16
2001-02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 2 1 3 4 -5
2002-03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 52 4 5 9 30 -6
2002-03 Calgary Flames NHL 13 1 2 3 7 -2
2003-04 Calgary Flames NHL 82 18 24 42 72 +14 24 5 5 10 23
2004-05 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss 12 5 3 8 30
2005-06 Calgary Flames NHL 80 9 11 20 82 +9 7 0 0 0 6
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 76 6 11 17 56 -13
2007-08 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 5 7 12 73 -3 4 1 0 1 2
2008-09 Ottawa Senators NHL 65 5 5 10 34 -2
2009-10 Ottawa Senators NHL 30 2 3 5 40 -4 2 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 951 112 129 241 705 49 6 6 12 39


Traded to Colorado by San Jose with San Jose's 1st round choice (Alex Tanguay) in 1998 Entry Draft for Mike Ricci and Colorado's 2nd round choice (later traded to Buffalo - Buffalo selected Jaroslav Kristek) in 1998 Entry Draft, November 21, 1997. Traded to Atlanta by Colorado for Rick Tabaracci, December 8, 1999. Claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh from Atlanta, March 15, 2002. Traded to Calgary by Pittsburgh for Micki Dupont and Mathias Johansson, March 11, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), November 13, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 2, 2006. Traded to Ottawa by Boston for Peter Schaefer, July 17, 2007. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to knee injury vs. Pittsburgh, November 19, 2009 and as a healthy reserve. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Syracuse (AHL), October 31, 2010.