|Sean Bryan Shanahan
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 pounds
Born: 2.8.51 Toronto, Ontario
|How he arrived: Traded by the Montreal Canadiens with Ron Andruff for cash, 9.13.76
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins, 10.13.77
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Shanahan was a battler that would have fit right in with the Montreal Canadiens, but couldn't crack that lineup with the
depth that they had.
So the Rockies bought his services and got in 30 games with them. While it was a longer look, the result was the same:
he couldn't land a permanent job with an NHL team. A groin tear also had something to do with it; those take a LONG
time to heal.
As well as with the Boston Bruins, although he did cause an uprising in Boston for wearing the number 7, the first Bruin
to wear it since Phil Esposito was traded to the Rangers... God, were they like that when Ray Bourque joined the team
wearing 7? Seriously, it's only a number.
He would retire in late 1978 after playing 4 games in the WHA.