• His responsibility increased significantly in his second OHL season, he was often playing on the top line in Owen Sound. He posted 63 points (20-43--63) in 68 games, including 16 points (7-9--16) in the month of February as the Attack pushed for a playoff spot.
• Shipley represented Canada at the 2010 Under-18 World Championships and won a gold medal with Team Ontario at the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.
• A 6’2” center, he was drafted third overall in the 2008 OHL Priority Selection and was named the Academic Player of the Month for December 2008 and January 2010.
• He wears number 19 because of Joe Thornton, his favorite player growing up and also a London, Ontario area native. Shipley patterns his game after Thornton -- “a bigger guy who sees the ice well and uses his teammates.”
NHL team: Toronto Maple Leafs NHL player: Joe Thornton Shootout move: “Fake shot, backhand upstairs” Goal celebration: “Like I’ve done it before” Video game: NHL ‘10 Movie: Happy Gilmore TV show: Seinfeld Actor: Will Ferrell Cartoon character: Homer Simpson Website: NHL.com Book: Playing with Fire by Theo Fleury Pump-up song: “Thunderstruck” by ACDC Restaurant: Shorty’s in Owen Sound Sport (other than hockey): Baseball Superhero: Batman
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.
— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild