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Shane Hnidy

Shane Hnidy  #34

Defenseman
NUMBER: 34 BIRTHDATE: November 8, 1975
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Neepawa, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 204 DRAFTED: BUF / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 7th   (173rd overall)
Playoff Notes: SCF vs Van:  DND in series so far ... CF vs TB: DND in the series ... CSF vs Phi: 0-0=0 in 2 gp ... Played in gms 3 and 4 ... CQF vs Mtl: 0-0=0 in 1 gp ... Played in gm 2 ... This is his 8th NHL playoff … OT: 0-0=0 in 6 gp ... Game 7s:  0-0=0 in 3 gp.
 

2010-11 Regular Season: Missed most of the season with a shoulder injury suffered as an invite at Phoenix’s training camp … Signed as a free agent with Boston on Feb. 26 and played 3 scoreless games.

Signed as a free agent by Detroit, August 6, 1998. Traded to Ottawa by Detroit for Ottawa's 8th round choice (Todd Jackson) in 2000 Entry Draft, June 25, 2000. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to ankle injury vs. Boston, December 26, 2001. Traded to Nashville by Ottawa for Colorado's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Ottawa selected Peter Regin) in 2004 Entry Draft, March 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Florida (ECHL), December 6, 2004. Traded to Atlanta by Nashville for Atlanta's 4th round choice (Niko Snellman) in 2006 Entry Draft, July 30, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 5, 2007. Traded to Boston by Anaheim with Anaheim's 6th round choice (Nicholas Tremblay) in 2008 Entry Draft for Brandon Bochenski, January 2, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 3, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Boston, February 26, 2011. Missed majority od 2010-11 due to shoulder injury in Phoenix training camp and as a healthy reserve with Boston. Officially announced his retirement, September 1, 2011.

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