North American Skater
Canada
Steven
Shipley
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 205
LAST CLUB TEAM: Niagara, OHL
BIRTHDATE: April 22, 1992
MID RANK: 44
HOMETOWN: Ilderton, ON
FINAL RANK: 43
BORN IN: 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.”

FAVORITES

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