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Shane Hnidy
Born November 8, 1975 (1975-11-08) (age 34),

Neepawa, MB, CAN

Height

Weight

6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

210 lb (95 kg; 14 st 0 lb)

Position Defence
Shoots Right

Shane Hnidy (born November 8, 1975 in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League.


Playing careerEdit

Shane Hnidy played junior hockey with the Swift Current Broncos and Prince Albert Raiders of the WHL. He was drafted in the 7th round (173rd overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, although he played no games for the team. After turning professional in 1996, he played for minor league teams Saint John of the AHL, Grand Rapids of the IHL, Cincinnati and Adirondack of the AHL before being traded to the Ottawa Senators in 2000 where he established his NHL career. He has also played for the Anaheim Ducks, Atlanta Thrashers and Nashville Predators.

On January 2, 2008, the Boston Bruins acquired Hnidy and a 6th rounder in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft for Brandon Bochenski.[1]

On July 3, 2009, Hnidy signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Minnesota Wild to a one-year contract.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1991–92 Swift Current Broncos WHL 56 1 3 4 11 4 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Swift Current Broncos WHL 45 5 12 17 62
1992–93 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 27 2 10 12 43
1993–94 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 69 7 26 33 113
1994–95 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 72 5 29 34 169 15 4 7 11 29
1995–96 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 58 11 42 53 100 18 4 11 15 34
1996–97 Baton Rouge Kingfish ECHL 21 3 10 13 50
1996–97 Saint John Flames AHL 44 2 12 14 112
1997–98 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 77 6 12 18 210 3 0 2 2 23
1998–99 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 68 9 20 29 121 3 0 1 1 0
1999–00 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 68 9 19 28 153
2000–01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 2 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Ottawa Senators NHL 52 3 2 5 84 1 0 0 0 1
2001–02 Ottawa Senators NHL 33 1 1 2 57 12 1 1 2 12
2002–03 Ottawa Senators NHL 67 0 8 8 130 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Ottawa Senators NHL 37 0 5 5 72
2003–04 Nashville Predators NHL 9 0 2 2 10 5 0 0 0 6
2004–05 Florida Everblades ECHL 19 1 4 5 56 17 0 4 4 6
2005–06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 66 0 3 3 33
2006–07 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 72 5 7 12 63 4 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 33 1 2 3 30
2007–08 Boston Bruins NHL 43 1 4 5 41 7 1 1 2 9
2008–09 Boston Bruins NHL 65 3 9 12 45 7 1 0 1 0
2009–10 Minnesota Wild NHL 70 2 12 14 66
NHL totals 547 16 55 71 631 37 4 2 6 27
AHL totals 180 20 51 71 274 3 0 1 1 0
WHL totals 327 31 122 153 498 37 8 18 26 63

TransactionsEdit

  • June 28, 1994 - drafted by Buffalo Sabres in 7th round, 173rd overall
  • August 6, 1998 - signed as free agent by Detroit Red Wings
  • June 25, 2000 - traded by Red Wings to Ottawa Senators
  • March 9, 2004 - traded by Senators to Nashville Predators for 2004 draft pick used to pick Peter Regin
  • June 30, 2005 - traded by Predators to Atlanta Thrashers
  • July 5, 2007 - signed as unrestricted free agent by Anaheim Ducks
  • January 2, 2008 - traded by Ducks to Boston Bruins
  • July 3, 2009 - signed as unrestricted free agent by Minnesota Wild
  • August 10, 2010 - invited to training camp by Phoenix Coyotes

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