Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jody Shelley
Jody Shelley was born February 7, 1976 in Thompson, Manitoba. A graduate of the QMJHL's Halifax Mooseheads, Shelley played three seasons in Halifax registering 98 points (48-50-98) and 933 penalty minutes.

A hard-nosed winger who uses his size to create space for others, Shelley played 19 games with the AUAA's University of Dalhousie in 1997-98 before joining the AHL's Saint John Flames for the remainder of the season. Shelley returned for a handful of games with Saint John in 1998-99 before spending the better part of the season with the ECHL's Johnstown Chiefs. The Thompson, Manitoba native split his time again with Johnstown and Saint John in 1999-00 before signing as a free agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets in January of 2001.

Before joining Blue Jackets, Shelley spent the better part of the 2000-01 season with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch where he led the team and the league in penalty minutes with 357. Shelley saw limited action with Clombus is his first two seasons before becoming a regular in the team's lineup in 2002-03.

On January 29, 2008, Shelly was traded to San Jose by Columbus for San Jose's sixth round draft pick.

On February 12, 2010, the tough guy was dealt to the New York Rangers in exchange for a sixth round draft pick, though he would not spend much time on Broadway, signing with the Philadelphia Flyers as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2010.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 72 10 12 22 194 -19 7 0 1 1 12
1995-96 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 50 13 19 32 319 -3 6 0 2 2 36
1996-97 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 59 25 19 44 420 +2 17 6 6 12 125
1997-98 Dalhousie University Tigers AUAA 19 6 11 17 145
1997-98 Saint John Flames AHL 18 1 1 2 50
1998-99 Saint John Flames AHL 8 0 0 0 46 -1
1998-99 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 52 12 17 29 325 -4
1999-00 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 36 9 17 26 256 -9
1999-00 Saint John Flames AHL 22 1 4 5 93 -4 3 0 0 0 2
2000-01 Syracuse Crunch AHL 69 1 7 8 357 -3 5 0 0 0 21
2000-01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 1 0 0 0 10 0
2001-02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 52 3 3 6 206 +1
2001-02 Syracuse Crunch AHL 22 3 5 8 165 +4
2002-03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 68 1 4 5 249 -5
2003-04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 76 3 3 6 228 -10
2004-05 JYP Jyvaskyla Finland 11 0 1 1 20 3 0 0 0 25
2005-06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 80 3 7 10 163 -4
2006-07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 72 1 1 2 125 -6
2007-08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 31 0 0 0 44 -2
2007-08 San Jose Sharks NHL 31 1 6 7 91 -2 6 0 0 0 2
2008-09 San Jose Sharks NHL 70 2 2 4 116 -6 1 0 0 0 0
2009-10 San Jose Sharks NHL 36 0 3 3 78 +1
2009-10 New York Rangers NHL 21 2 4 6 37 +4
2010-11 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 58 2 2 4 127 0 2 0 0 0 2
2011-12 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 30 0 1 1 64 -6
2012-13 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 627 18 36 54 1538 9 0 0 0 4


Signed as a free agent by Calgary, September 1, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Syracuse (AHL), September 15, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, January 31, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Jyvaskyla (Finland), January 17, 2005. Traded to San Jose by Columbus for San Jose's 6th round choice (later traded to Atlanta, later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected David Pacan) in 2009 Entry Draft, January 29, 2008. Traded to NY Rangers by San Jose for NY Rangers' 6th round choice (Daniil Sobchenko) in 2011 Entry Draft, February 12, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 1, 2010. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to hip injury. Officially announced his retirement, August 9, 2013.