Logan Shaw
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Logan Shaw

Hometown:

Glace Bay Nova Scotia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-10-05

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

3rd round (76th overall), 2011

Weight:

197 lbs.

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History

2007-08: Logan Shaw was chosen in the first round, 12th overall, of the 2008 QMJHL Entry Draft by the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

2008-09: In his QMJHL rookie season, Shaw played in 49 games for the Screaming Eagles. He scored 5 goals and added 3 assists for 8 points. Shaw played for Team Atlantic at the 2009 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, picking up 2 assists in 5 games.

2009-10: In 67 games for the Screaming Eagles, Shaw scored 9 goals and added 15 assists for 24 points. Shaw registered no points in 5 playoff games.

2010-11: In 68 games for the Screaming Eagles, Shaw scored 26 goals and added 20 assists for 46 points. Shaw picked up 1 assist in 4 playoff games.

2011-12: Shaw returned to Cape Breton for his fourth junior season and skated in 37 games with the Screaming Eagles before being obtained by Quebec in a trade deadline deal. In 60 games between the two teams he scored 20 goals with 21 assists and was minus-23 with 46 penalty minutes. Eight of his 20 goals came on the power play. Quebec finished third in the East Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Shaw scored 6 goals (five on the power play) with 5 assists and was plus-two with 12 penalty minutes in 11 playoff games. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Panthers in May, 2012.

2012-13: Shaw returned to Quebec for an overage season with the Remparts. He was the team’s second-leading scorer behind Adam Erne (Tampa Bay), finishing with 26 goals and 42 assists in 67 games, and was a team-best +30 with 37 penalty minutes. The Remparts finished third in the East Division and reached the second round in the QMJHL playoffs. Shaw scored 3 goals with 5 assists in 11 playoff games and was -4 with 8 penalty minutes. Shaw signed a three-year entry-level contract with Florida in April 2013. 

2013-14: Shaw appeared in 46 games with Florida AHL affiliate San Antonio in his first pro season; splitting the year between the Rampage and the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones. He scored 1 goal with 7 assists and was -9 with 24 penalty minutes with San Antonio, which missed the playoffs after finishing last in the West Division. Shaw spent two months with Cincinnati after being demoted to the Cyclones after being sent down in November and re-joined the club for it’s playoff run to the Kelly Cup finals. In 20 regular season ECHL games he scored 8 goals with 10 assists and was +5 with 8 penalty minutes. Shaw scored 5 goals with 1 assist and was -5 with 4 penalty minutes in 24 playoff games. The Cyclones lost to Western Conference champion Alaska in six games in the finals. 

2014-15: In his second full season as a pro, Shaw established himself as a solid two-way player with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. He increased his point total from eight to 25 from the year prior and finished 11th on the team in scoring despite primarily playing in a bottom-six role. His 13 goals was also enough to tie him for fourth on the team. He was held pointless in two playoff games.

2015-16: Shaw made his NHL debut with the Panthers in an October 30th game against Boston and skated in 53 regular season games and three playoff contests for Florida. He played 19 games with Panthers’ new AHL affiliate Portland in his third pro season. Shaw scored 5 goals with 2 assists and was -7 with 13 penalty minutes, averaging 12:14 minutes of ice time during the regular season. He was -2 with no points nor penalties, averaging 11:37 minutes of ice time in the playoff series against the Islanders. Shaw scored 11 goals with 3 assists and 4 penalty minutes playing in the AHL with the Pirates. 

Talent Analysis

Shaw is a big winger who does not hesitate to use his frame to his advantage but is more than a checking line winger. He is willing to absorb punishment at the top of the crease or engage in puck battles along the boards and is a strong skater with a willingness to drive to the net, Shaw can also help out on the penalty kill. Steadily adapting to the pace and higher skill level of pro hockey, he has shown flashes of the playmaking ability he displayed in junior hockey and is scoring more consistently in his second AHL season.

Future

Shaw played in 56 games, including three playoff contests, for the Florida Panthers in 2015-16. At the end of his original entry-level contract, he would become an unrestricted free agent if not tendered a qualifying offer by Florida. A big forward who doesn't play an overly physical game, Shaw projects as a lower line two-way forward with some scoring ability.

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