Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Shields
After one season with the University of Michigan, Steve Shields was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

Shields played for Michigan and for the next three seasons he led the league in wins and goals against average in the 1992-93 season. He was also named to the CCHA's First All-Star Team in both '93 and '94 while also being named to the NCAA West Second All-Star Team in those years. A Hobey Baker finalist in 1994, Shields, left Michighan after his senior yearin 1994 to begin his professional career playing with the Rochester Americans of the AHL and South Carolina Stingrays in the ECHL.

The 1995-96 season saw Shields make his debut in the NHL in a brief two-game stint with the Sabres, though he spent the majority of the season with in the AHL. He split time over the next two seasons between Buffalo and Rochester, backing up Dominik Hasek when he was with the Sabres. Shields was traded to the San Jose Sharks in 1998 where he immediately got more playing time than he had seen in the NHL previously.

Shields played with the Sharks for three seasons before moving on to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in 2001-02. Following a brief one year stay in Anaheim, the former University of Michigan standout moved on to the Boston Bruins in 2002-03 and then on to the Florida Panthers in 2003-04.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1988-89 North Bay Trappers NOJHA
1989-90 St. Mary's Lincolns ON-Jr.B 26 0 4.80
1990-91 University of Michigan CCHA 37 26 6 3 0 3.24
1991-92 University of Michigan CCHA 37 27 7 2 1 2.84
1992-93 University of Michigan CCHA 39 30 6 2 2 2.22
1993-94 University of Michigan CCHA 36 28 6 1 0 2.66
1994-95 Rochester Americans AHL 13 3 8 0 0 4.72 1 0 0 0 9.00
1994-95 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 21 11 5 2 2 2.69 3 0 2 0 4.58
1995-96 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 1 0 0 0 3.20
1995-96 Rochester Americans AHL 43 20 17 2 1 3.56 19 15 3 1 2.50
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres NHL 13 3 8 2 0 2.97 10 4 6 1 2.74
1996-97 Rochester Americans AHL 23 14 6 2 1 2.70
1997-98 Buffalo Sabres NHL 16 3 6 4 0 2.83
1997-98 Rochester Americans AHL 1 0 1 0 0 3.04
1998-99 San Jose Sharks NHL 37 15 11 8 4 2.22 1 0 1 0 6.00
1999-00 San Jose Sharks NHL 67 27 30 8 4 2.56 12 5 7 0 3.10
2000-01 San Jose Sharks NHL 21 6 8 5 2 2.48
2001-02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 33 9 20 2 0 2.67
2002-03 Boston Bruins NHL 36 12 13 9 0 2.76 2 0 2 0 3.03
2003-04 Florida Panthers NHL 16 3 6 1 0 3.44
2004-05
2005-06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 5 1 2 1 0 4.29
2005-06 Chicago Wolves AHL 4 2 2 0 0 2.25
2006-07 Houston Aeros AHL 1 0 0 0 0 17.65
NHL Totals 246 80 104 40 10 2.66 25 9 16 1 3.07


CCHA First All-Star Team (1993, 1994)
NCAA West Second All-American Team (1993, 1994)
Traded to San Jose by Buffalo with Buffalo's 4th round choice (Miroslav Zalesak) in 1998 Entry Draft for Kay Whitmore, Colorado's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Buffalo selected Jaroslav Kristek) in 1998 Entry Draft and San Jose's 5th round choice (later traded to Columbus - Columbus selected Tyler Kolarik) in 2000 Entry Draft, June 18, 1998. Traded to Anaheim by San Jose with Jeff Friesen and San Jose's 2nd round choice (later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected Vojtech Polak) in 2003 Entry Draft for Teemu Selanne, March 5, 2001. Traded to Boston by Anaheim for Boston's 3rd round choice (Shane Hynes) in 2003 Entry Draft, June 25, 2002. Traded to Florida by Boston for future considerations, October 5, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, October 27, 2005.