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Al Shields

Al Shields

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: May 10, 1907
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 188
Shoots: Right
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1934) Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, March 3, 1928. Traded to Philadelphia by Ottawa with Syd Howe and Wally Kilrea for $35,000, November 6, 1930. Claimed by NY Americans from Ottawa for 1931-32 season in Dispersal Draft, September 26, 1931. Traded to Mtl. Maroons by Ottawa for Irv Frew and future considerations (Normie Smith and Vern Ayres, October 18, 1934), September 20, 1934. Loaned to NY Americans by Mtl. Maroons for cash, September 15, 1936. Loaned to Boston by NY Americans with future considerations (rights to Terry Reardon and Tom Cooper, October 17, 1937) for Joe Jerwa, January 25, 1937. Returned to Mtl. Maroons July 1, 1937. Signed as a free agent by Montreal (New Haven-IAHL), October 4, 1939. Loaned to Buffalo (AHL) by Montreal (New Haven-AHL) for cash, December 1, 1940 and recalled December 10, 1940. Traded to Washington (AHL) by Montreal for cash, October 9, 1941.
Quote of the Day

I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh