Ryan Shannon
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Ryan Shannon

Hometown:

Darien CT

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1983-03-02

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2001

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

5-9

Acquired:

Signed as a free agent in November 2005

Weight:

178 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2001-02 (his freshman year): He finished with 25 points (eight goals, 17 assists) in 38 games. He was named the recipient of BC’s Bernie Burke Award, given to the team’s top rookie.

2002-03: Shannon finished with 38 points (14 goals, 24 assists) in 36 games. His 38 points was third on the team. He finished second on the team in assists (24), power play goals (7) and game-winning goals (4). He also represented Team USA in the 2003 IIHF WJC. 

2003-04: Shannon finished with 42 points (15 goals, 27 assists) in 42 games. His 27 assists led the team. He was named a co-recipient (along with Ben Eaves) of the team’s John "Snooks" Kelley Award, which given to the player that best exemplifies BC Hockey. Shannon was named to theHockey East All-Conference First Team as well as to the All-America East Second Team.

2004-05: He finished with 45 points (14 goals, 31 assists) in 38 games. His 31 assists led BC. He was named co-recipient (along with Patrick Eaves and Andrew Alberts) of BC’s Norman Daily Award as team MVP. For the second consectuive year Shannon was named to the Hockey East All-Conference First Team as well as to the All-America East Second Team. 

2005-06: Shannon had a breakout rookie AHL season with the Portland Pirates, racking up an impressive 86 points in 71 regular season games.  He added 22 points in 19 playoff contests.  

2006-07: Shannon had an up and down season, spending time with both Portland and the Ducks.  His stint with the Ducks included 11 points in 53 games.  However, he found himself replaced in the post season by lesser experienced players due to his poor play.  He was dealt to the Canucks in the off-season.

Talent Analysis
In college, he showed he was an excellent playmaker with superb passing skills. He was particularly great in power play situations. While he may be small, Shannon is durable, tenacious and works hard. He is smart and possesses great on-ice vision. He is an excellent skater with very good speed who moves well through traffic.  Shannon was completely unable to translate any of his offensive game to the NHL in his rookie season, but the fact that he was successful at the AHL level certainly provides some reason for hope.
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