Matt Shaw
Matt Shaw is in charge of the power play, forwards, matching faceoffs and system adjustments for the Sharks. Shaw spent two seasons (2007-2009) with the Minnesota Wild on former head coach Jacques Lemaire’s staff.
Matt Shaw is in charge of the power play, forwards, matching faceoffs and system adjustments for the Sharks. Shaw spent two seasons (2007-2009) with the Minnesota Wild on former head coach Jacques Lemaire’s staff. He served as assistant coach for the 2008-09 season after spending the 2007-08 season as the team’s video coach. Shaw’s duties with the Wild included video responsibilities, pre-scouting opposing teams and in-game analysis and adjustments. Shaw has been behind the bench for more than 1,000 professional and collegiate hockey games in his coaching career and spent seven seasons as an assistant coach for the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL), including 2001-2005 as McLellan’s assistant, prior to joining the Wild. He also served as assistant general manager for Houston and helped lead the Aeros to a record of 273-215-74 (.552), including the 2003 Calder Cup, in his seven years with the organization.
Prior to joining Houston, Shaw served as head coach of the Quad City Mallards of the United Hockey League (UHL) in 1999-2000, leading the team to a 53-16-5 record and a trip to the UHL Finals. He also spent two seasons as an assistant coach in Quad City from 1995-97 and they won the UHL Championship in 1996-97. He was also an assistant coach for the Chicago Wolves of the International Hockey League (IHL) in 1998-99 and served as head coach of the ECHL’s Mobile Mysticks in 1997-98. The Phoenix, Ariz. native began his coaching career with his alma mater, Colorado College, where he served as an assistant coach for the Tigers from 1989-92. His primary responsibilities were coordinating practices and recruiting. During his tenure, Shaw was the youngest recruiter on the Division I NCAA circuit. He played 138 collegiate games as a defenseman with U.S. International University (1985-88) and Colorado College (1988-89) and was a tri-captain with the Tigers during his senior season and earned All-WCHA Honorable Mention.