Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- James Sheppard
James Sheppard was born April 25, 1988 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The first round, ninth overall selection of the Minnesota Wild in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Sheppard honed his skills for three years in the QMJHL with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles before he joined the pro ranks.

A strong skating centreman, Sheppard slowly increased his offensive output with the Screaming Eagles over three seasons. After his final year of junior hockey in which he tallied 96 points in just 78 games, Sheppard became a pro when he joined the Minnesota Wild for the 2007-08 season. In his rookie campaign, Sheppard scored 19 points in 78 games and averaged more than ten minutes of ice-time per game.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2003-04 Dartmouth Subways NSMHL 61 38 54 92 46
2004-05 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 65 14 31 45 40 +13 5 1 3 4 2
2005-06 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 66 30 54 84 78 +3 9 2 5 7 12
2006-07 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL 56 33 63 96 62 +39 16 8 12 20 14
2007-08 Minnesota Wild NHL 78 4 15 19 29 0 6 0 1 1 4
2008-09 Minnesota Wild NHL 82 5 19 24 41 -14
2009-10 Minnesota Wild NHL 64 2 4 6 38 -14
2010-11
2011-12 Worcester Sharks AHL 4 0 0 0 2 +1
2012-13 Worcester Sharks AHL 34 8 15 23 52 0
2012-13 San Jose Sharks NHL 32 1 3 4 12 -9 11 0 0 0 4
2013-14 San Jose Sharks NHL 67 4 16 20 35 +3 7 2 4 6 6
2014-15 San Jose Sharks NHL 57 5 11 16 28 -3
2014-15 Worcester Sharks AHL 2 0 1 1 0 +1
2014-15 New York Rangers NHL 14 2 0 2 9 -1 13 1 1 2 8
2015-16 Kloten Flyers Swiss 37 11 14 25 67 4 1 0 1 6
2016-17 EHC Kloten Swiss 39 7 13 20 32
NHL Totals 394 23 68 91 192 37 3 6 9 22


QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2007) Missed 2010-11 and majority of 2011-12 due to off-season knee injury, September 4. 2010. Traded to San Jose by Minnesota for San Jose's 3rd round pick (Kurtis Gabriel) in 2013 NHL Draft, August 7, 2011. Traded to NY Rangers by San Jose for NY Rangers' 4th round pick (Noah Gregor) in 2016 NHL Draft, March 1, 2015. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), October 9, 2015.
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