David Shantz
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David Shantz

Hometown:

Burlington Ontario

Team:

ECHL

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-05-05

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Weight:

192 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

Shantz’ stock rose dramatically going into the 2004 draft as he shined in the playoffs for the OHL Mississauga IceDogs, leading them to the OHL Eastern Division championship. He was selected for the CHL All-Rookie team.

Drafted 2nd round (37th overall), 2004 by Florida.

2004-05: Playing for Mississagua (OHL), Shantz lost 15 of 22 games and was benched the entire month of January.  He had an overall 10-10-4 record on the season, with a 2.84 GAA and .909 save percentage. Shantz was traded to the Peterborough Petes during the offseason. 

2005-06: Shantz had a much stronger season playing for Peterborough, where he helped his team earn a trip to the Memorial Cup. In 49 games he owned a 34-13-3 record, with two of his wins coming as shutouts, along with a 2.87 GAA and  .915 save percentage. During the offseason he signed his first professional contract.

2006-07: Played his rookie pro season with the Florida Everblades.

2007-08: Shantz alternated with Tyler Plante between the AHL and ECHL. He began with the Amerks, and overwhelmed, was able to win only one game in 12 starts. With a goals-against average over 4.00, and a .863 save percentage, he was demoted to the Everblades, where he performed respectably the remainder of the season.

Talent Analysis
A technically sound goaltender, Shantz has improved both in his rebound control and his ability to read and anticipate plays.