Shea Guthrie
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Shea Guthrie

Hometown:

Almont Ontario

Team:

ECHL

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-07-30

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

3rd round (76th overall), 2005 by NYI

Weight:

207 lbs.

Probability of Success

History

Guthrie enjoyed an excellent senior year with St. George’s, playing a vital role in leading the Dragons to their first ever ISL/New England Division II title. He finished his final season at St. George’s with 50 points (26 goals, 24 assists). Guthrie earned numerous honors for his outstanding season that included the ISL’s Eberheart Division MVP, a selection to the All-England Division II First Team as well as the NEPSIHA Player of the Year awards. He was also named to the Boston Globe’s All-Scholastic Team for the second year in a row.

2005-06: As a freshman at Clarkson, Guthrie made the ECAC All-Rookie team scoring 26 points in 33 games as a freshman. His achievements would have been greater had Guthrie not had to battle a shoulder injury in late February.

2006-07: Coming in with the expectations of exceeding last season’s All-Star statistics for the Clarkson Golden Knight hockey team, second-year forward Shea Guthrie had difficulty finding the net at the beginning. However, while he may not have been contributing in that particular statistical category, he was busy setting up plays and recording assists, leading to a six-game point scoring streak from Oct. 14th to Nov. 11th, including a two-game stretch in which he recorded five points in two games. In December, Clarkson competed in the Badger Showdown. The Golden Knights won the championship, beating Lake Superior State 3-2, with Guthrie having scored the game-winning goal.

Guthrie has since risen to be among the offensive leaders for the Golden Knights and has begun scoring with more consistency. He played in 36 games with the Clarkson Golden Knights in his sophomore season. He scored eight times, collected 23 assists for 31 points and 28 penalty minutes.

 March 2006 feature on Guthrie.

2007-08: In his junior year with the Clarkson Knights (ECAC), Guthrie showed that he was a highly skilled forward, making several highlight-reel plays during the season. He tied for fifth on the team in scoring with 22 points (9+13) through 38 games. He tallied a team-high five game-winning goals, as made apparent in the deciding goal in a 2-1 victory over St. Cloud State (3/28) in the NCAA East Regional game, helping Clarkson snap a five-game losing streak in the national tournament. He was selected to the East Regional team and finished the season with a +8 rating. He recorded seven multi-point games and was selected four times to ECAC Hockey weekly Honor Roll.

Guthrie graduated from Clarkson University and will be looking to turn pro for 2009-10.

2009-10: Due to his tremendous speed and passing skills, he has been used in all situations by the Grizzlies. Traded to the Florida Everblades.

Talent Analysis

St. George’s head coach Ryan Mulhern’s insights on Shea Guthrie in 2005: “He is one of the best players that I've seen at his age and what sets him apart from most kids is his natural speed. He is extremely explosive but glides faster than most high school players going all out. He is extremely agile and can stop and go all day. He has a great set of hands, a nose for the net, and exceptional passing skills. He is a competitor, a leader, and one of the classiest players that I've ever seen. Shea is a great hockey player and an even better person. He has really improved his defensive play over the last three years and has a great understanding of the game. Whatever team drafts Shea will be lucky to have him and he will do whatever it takes to play in the NHL.”