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Ray Sheppard

Ray Sheppard  #23

Right Wing
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: May 27, 1966
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Pembroke, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 195 DRAFTED: BUF / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 3rd   (60th overall)
OHL First All-Star Team (1986) OHL MVP (1986) NHL All-Rookie Team (1988) Missed majority of 1989-90 due to ankle injury vs. Quebec, January 31, 1990. Traded to NY Rangers by Buffalo for cash and future considerations, July 9, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 5, 1991. Traded to San Jose by Detroit for Igor Larionov, October 24, 1995. Traded to Florida by San Jose with San Jose's 4th round choice (Joey Tetarenko) in 1996 Entry Draft for Florida's 2nd (later traded to Chicago Chicago selected Geoff Peters) and 4th (Matt Bradley) round choices in 1996 Entry Draft, March 16, 1996. Traded to Carolina by Florida for Kirk McLean, March 24, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Florida, November 15, 1999.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery