- DRAFT PROSPECT CARD - 2013
North American Skater
|LAST CLUB TEAM:
||April 22, 1992
||London, ON, CAN
• 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
Book: Playing with Fire by Theo Fleury
Pump-up song: “Thunderstruck” by ACDC
Restaurant: Shorty’s in Owen Sound
Sport (other than hockey): Baseball