Kevin Shattenkirk

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Kevin Shattenkirk
Kevin Shattenkirk 2014-03-23.JPG
Born(1989-01-29) January 29, 1989 (age 25)
Greenwich, CT, USA
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
NHL team
Former teams
St. Louis Blues
Colorado Avalanche
National team United States
NHL Draft14th overall, 2007
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career2010–present
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Kevin Shattenkirk
Kevin Shattenkirk 2014-03-23.JPG
Born(1989-01-29) January 29, 1989 (age 25)
Greenwich, CT, USA
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
NHL team
Former teams
St. Louis Blues
Colorado Avalanche
National team United States
NHL Draft14th overall, 2007
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career2010–present

Kevin Michael Shattenkirk (born January 29, 1989) is an American ice hockey player currently with the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League. He previously played for the Colorado Avalanche. Shattenkirk was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, but grew up in New Rochelle, New York.[1]

Playing career[edit]


Shattenkirk was drafted 14th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche. He started his hockey career with the New Jersey Devils Youth Hockey Organization. After attending The Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT, he was drafted from the United States National Team Development Program,[2] and committed to Boston University of the Hockey East in NCAA along with fellow 2007 Avalanche draft pick Colby Cohen.

After a solid rookie season with the Terriers in 2007–08, in which he was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team, Shattenkirk helped take the Terriers to the Frozen Four tournament in 2008–09.[3] After being named in the NCAA Second All-American Team,[4] Shattenkirk then went on to help Boston University take the National Championship 4-3 against the RedHawks of Miami University, assisting in the overtime title-winning Colby Cohen goal.[5]

Shattenkirk was named as co-captain, along with Brian Strait, of BU for the 2009–10 season on April 21, 2009.[6] However, after Strait turned professional, Shattenkirk became the sole captain of the Terriers and the first junior sole captain since 1961–62.[7] In 38 games with the Terriers, while focused more attentively to defense he matched his sophomore goal total with 7 and posted 29 points to be named to the Inside College Hockey Preseason All-American and All-College Hockey News Preseason Second Teams.[8] After defeat in the Hockey East semi-finals to Maine, Shattenkirk, along with Colby Cohen, was signed to three-year entry level contract with the Colorado Avalanche on April 3, 2010.[9]


Shattenkirk practicing with the Blues in 2011.

On April 5, Shattenkirk was then signed to an Amateur Try-Out contract with the Avalanche's AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, to conclude the 2009–10 season.[10] Shattenkirk made his professional debut, recording an assist and a shootout goal, in a 5-4 victory over Abbotsford Heat on April 7, 2010.[11]

Shattenkirk with the Blues.

On November 4, 2010 Colorado recalled Shattenkirk from their AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, and made his NHL debut in a home game against the Vancouver Canucks the same day.[12] Shattenkirk was one of 12 rookies selected to participate in the 2011 NHL All-Star festivities in Raleigh, NC.

On February 19, 2011, in a swap of four former first-rounders, Shattenkirk, Chris Stewart and a conditional second round pick, were traded to the St Louis Blues for Erik Johnson, Jay McClement and a conditional first round pick.[13] Later that day Shattenkirk made his home debut with the Blues at the Scottrade Center, posting an assist in a 9-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.[14]

With the NHL lockout effectively delaying the start to the 2012–13 season, Shattenkirk was signed a lockout contract in Finland, joining fellow Blues defender Kris Russell with TPS of the SM-liiga on November 26, 2012.[15] He played in 12 games before the labour dispute was solved, producing 2 goals and 6 points for TPS. On June 26, 2013, Shattenkirk signed a 4-year $17 million extension with the St. Louis Blues.

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Ice hockey
IIHF U18 Championships
Silver2007 Tampere

Shattenkirk, entrenched in the U.S. Development Program, first represented the United States in the 2006 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, helping collect silver. The following year, as captain of the Under-18 development program, Shattenkirk was selected to the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[16] He again contributed to the United States winning silver, gaining selection to the All-Star Team and named the Tournaments Best Defenseman.[17]

Shattenkirk was named to the United States national team for the 2009 World Junior Championships.[18] Serving as an Alternate captain and with expectations of helping USA to a medal,[19][20] Shattenkirk led all defenseman in scoring with 9 points and despite a disappointing 5th place finish was named in the USA's top three players and praised for strong play by USA Hockey Executive Jim Johannson.[21][22]

Following the completion of his rookie NHL season, Shattenkirk was chosen in his first men's tournament to represent the United States at the 2011 World Championships in Slovakia.[23] In the opening game of the Championships, Shattenkirk scored his first full international goal, in a 5-1 victory over Austria on April 30, 2011.[24] Shattenkirk finished with 3 points in 7 games before finishing in 8th place after losing in the Quarterfinals to the Czech Republic 4-0 on May 11, 2011.[25][26]

On January 1, 2014, Shattenkirk was named to the United States national team for the 2014 Winter Olympics along with St. Louis teammates David Backes and T. J. Oshie.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular seasonPlayoffs
2005–06U.S. National Development TeamUSDP5313203331
2006–07U.S. National Development TeamUSDP4812223460
2007–08Boston UniversityHE404172138
2008–09Boston UniversityHE437212840
2009–10Boston UniversityHE387222938
2009–10Lake Erie MonstersAHL30220
2010–11Lake Erie MonstersAHL1000010
2010–11Colorado AvalancheNHL467192620
2010–11St. Louis BluesNHL262151716
2011–12St. Louis BluesNHL81934436091126
2012–13St. Louis BluesNHL48518232060226
2013–14St. Louis BluesNHL811035453861452
NHL totals282331211541542127914


2007United StatesWJC182nd71452
2009United StatesWJC5th61894
2011United StatesWC8th71236
2014United StatesOG4th60330
Junior totals13212146
Senior totals131566

Awards and honours[edit]

All-Hockey East Rookie Team2007–08[28]
All-Hockey East Second Team2008–09
AHCA East Second-Team All-American2008–09
IIHF World U18 Championships First Team All-Star2007[29]


  1. ^ "Shattenkirk's power-play goal lifts Blues over Rangers". Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "2009 prospects: Q&A with Kevin Shattenkirk". 2009-02-05. Retrieved 2009-05-23. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Shattenkirk helps power BU to frozen four". 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Ian Cole named ACHA/Reebok First-All American Team". 2009-04-10. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  5. ^ "Colby Cohen just did his job". 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  6. ^ "Strait, Shattenkirk named captains". 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-05-23. [dead link]
  7. ^ "BU co-Captain Strait goes pro, junior Shattenkirk will be sole captain". USHO. 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  8. ^ Paul Silverfaub (2010-08-19). "Shattenkirk ready to shine for Avs". Retrieved 2010-08-19. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Avs sign Shattenkirk, Cohen". NHL. 2010-04-03. Retrieved 2010-04-04. 
  10. ^ "What's On Tap...A New Generation". Lake Erie Monsters. 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  11. ^ "Monsters battle back to win shootout". Lake Erie Monsters. 2010-04-07. Retrieved 2010-04-07. 
  12. ^ Dater, Adrian (2010-11-04). "Avalanche's Shattenkirk set for NHL debut tonight vs. Canucks". Denver Post. 
  13. ^ "Blues send former No.1 pick Johnson to Avalanche". The Sports Network. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  14. ^ "Goals galore as Stewart has 2 in debut". 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  15. ^ "NHL's top defenseman to TPS blueline" (in Finnish). TPS. 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  16. ^ "2007 U.S. National Under-18 Team Announced". USA Hockey. 2007-04-03. Retrieved 2010-04-04. [dead link]
  17. ^ "Shattenkirk ready for BU". USA Hockey. 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2010-04-04. [dead link]
  18. ^ "2009 U.S. National Junior team roster announced". 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2009-05-23. [dead link]
  19. ^ "Captains named for 2009 US Nat'l Jr Team". 2008-12-21. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  20. ^ Olshansky, Elliot (2008-12-25). "New Rochelle's Kevin Shattenkirk looking to bring home gold at World Junior Championships". Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  21. ^ "Three best players of each team selected by coaches". 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  22. ^ "Q&A: USA Hockey executive Jim Johannson". 2009-01-18. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
  23. ^ "Conklin, Shattenkirk and Porter to play for USA". St. Louis Blues. 2011-04-13. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  24. ^ "USA beats Austria 5-1 in debut at Slovakia". National Hockey League. 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  25. ^ "USA player statistics". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  26. ^ "Jagr lifts Czechs into semis". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  27. ^ "St. Louis Blues: Blues Will Be Very Well Represented in the Winter Olympics". Bleacher Report. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  28. ^ "NU's Brad Thiessen named hockey east player of the year". 2009-03-19. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  29. ^ "World All-Star Team". 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Chris Stewart
Colorado Avalanche first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Matt Duchene