Patrick Shea

Hometown:

Marshfield Massachusetts

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1997-03-25

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2015

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

7th round (192nd overall), 2015

Weight:

185 lbs.

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History

2013-14: Patrick Shea skated for Marshfield High where he collected 55 points in just 21 games to lead the team in scoring. He also played in 11 games for the Cape Cod Whalers U16 team and recorded 11 points. He committed to playing college hockey at the University of Maine. 

2014-15: Shea moved to Kimball Union Academy where he played more competitive teams. Still, through 33 games he managed to score 19 goals and add 20 assists to again lead his team in scoring. He also dressed in 11 games for the Boston Jr. Bruins U18 team; there, he scored five goals and added seven assists. Shea was drafted by the Youngstown Phantoms in the second round (19th overall) in the 2015 USHL Entry Draft. Not among the 210 North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings, Shea was selected by Florida in the seventh round (192nd overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

2015-16: Shea was a senior captain and the leading scorer for Kimball Union Academy and skated for the Boston Junior Bruins U18 Selects in Massachusetts. He scored 26 goals with 45 assists in 35 games for the Wildcats. The second seed headed into the Elite Eight tournament, KUA reached the semifinals, falling to runner-up Milton Academy, 3-1. Shea scored 6 goals with 9 assists and 50 penalty minutes in 11 games with the Junior Bruins.

 

Talent Analysis

Shea is a very under-developed prospect, having yet to play against high-level competition, but he has speed and skill to go along with a good work ethic. He is a little undersized physically, but is elusive. It’s hard to project just how good he can, however, because he has yet to really be challenged.

Future

Shea was one of the top scorers in New England prep school hockey in 2015-16 and will begin his college career at the University of Maine this fall. He will have time to develop during his career with the Black Bears but his offensive skill set and competitive approach suggest a significant upside for a seventh-round pick.

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