Kevin Shattenkirk
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Kevin Shattenkirk


New Rochelle New York

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1st round (14th overall), 2007


193 lbs.

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2004-05: Playing for the Brunswick School (Connecticut), the offensively-minded defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk recorded 28 points (10 goals, 18 assists) in just 22 games.

2005-06: Standing at just 5’11 and weighing in at just 193 LBS, Shattenkirk set out to establish himself as a capable offensive defenseman despite his size.  He did so during his first season with the US NTDP.  Playing in 53 games for the U-17 team, Shattenkirk finished the season with 33 points (13 goals, 20 assists), and 31 PIM.  He also helped the U-17 team capture the silver medal at the Under-17 Hockey Challenge by totaling seven points (four goals, three assists) in seven games.

2006-07: Shattenkirk was given the honor of being named the captain of the U-18 NTDP squad.  He also served as the captain for the silver medal winning United States U-18 team at the IIHF U-18 World Championships.  In 48 games for the NTDP, Shattenkirk recorded 34 points (12 goals, 22 assists) as well as 60 PIM.  He led all NTDP defenseman in goals, assists, points, PPG, and GWG.  He participated in 23 games against NCAA opposition in which he recorded 13 points (three goals, 10 assists).  His 10 assists were third most for any player on the NTDP.  As a member of the silver medal winning IIHF U-18 squad, Shattenkirk was named as the tournaments best defenseman and was named to the All-Tournament team.  He finished the tournament with five points (one goal, four assists) and two PIM.  Shattenkirk enters the 2007 NHL Entry Draft ranked 34th overall by NHL Central Scouting, 21 spots lower than his mid-term ranking of 13th overall.  He is the 12th highest-ranking defenseman according to NHL Central Scouting.

2007-08: As a freshman at Boston University (Hockey East), Shattenkirk was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team. He finished second among BU defensemen with 21 points and was one of only three BU players to appear in all 40 games. Shattenkirk tied for fourth nationally among freshmen defensemen in scoring, and recorded his first collegiate assist on Oct. 26 at Michigan. On Nov. 1, he recorded his first collegiate goal, a game which also marked his first multi-point game (1g/1a). Shattenkirk spent most of the season paired with fellow Avalanche draft choice Colby Cohen.

2008-09: The defenseman won the NCAA title with Boston University (H-East) this season, netting seven goals and 28 points in 43 games. On top of the Hockey East and NCAA titles, he was named to the Hockey East All-Star Second Team and the New England D-1 All-Star Team. He once again competed with the US National Team, this time netting a goal and nine points in six games at the WJC; his eight assists were the most by a D-man at the tournament.


Talent Analysis

Shattenkirk is an excellent leader who is very talented offensively.  He has a deceptively strong shot, and has very good ice vision.


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by David Hahn
Dylan Strome - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada forward and Arizona Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome is once again among the scoring leaders in the OHL, with Strome having posted 16 goals and 53 points in 25 games for the Erie Otters in 2015-16 (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)



The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship is underway in Helsinki, Finland, and there are a number of developing storylines. Dylan Strome and the Canadian squad rebounded following a loss to Alex Nedeljkovic and the United States, and both players find their way in the this week’s Prospect Impressions. Joining them are Louke Oakley and Sergei Mozyakin with a pair of beauties from Europe, while Tyler Myers and Kevin Shattenkirk prevent goals in unique fashion. Read more»