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Steve Shields

Steve Shields  #31

Goalie
NUMBER: 31 BIRTHDATE: July 19, 1972
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: BUF / 1991 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 5th   (101st overall)
CCHA First All-Star Team (1993, 1994) NCAA West Second All-American Team (1993, 1994) Traded to San Jose by Buffalo with Buffalo's 4th round choice (Miroslav Zalesak) in 1998 Entry Draft for Kay Whitmore, Colorado's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Buffalo selected Jaroslav Kristek) in 1998 Entry Draft and San Jose's 5th round choice (later traded to Columbus Columbus selected Tyler Kolarik) in 2000 Entry Draft, June 18, 1998. Traded to Anaheim by San Jose with Jeff Friesen and San Jose's 2nd round choice (later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Vojtech Polak) in 2003 Entry Draft for Teemu Selanne, March 5, 2001. Traded to Boston by Anaheim for Boston's 3rd round choice (Shane Hynes) in 2003 Entry Draft, June 25, 2002. Traded to Florida by Boston for future considerations, October 5, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, October 27, 2005.
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players