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Shawn Heins

Shawn Heins  #6

Defenseman
NUMBER: 6 BIRTHDATE: December 24, 1973
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Eganville, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 210
Shoots: Left
AHL First All-Star Team (2000) Signed as a free agent by San Jose, January 5, 1997. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to concussion vs. Chicago, February 14, 2001. Missed majority of 2001-02 due to knee (December 4, 2001 vs. Calgary) and jaw (January 19, 2002 vs. Colorado) injuries. Traded to Pittsburgh by San Jose for Pittsburgh's 5th round choice (Patrick Ehelechner) in 2003 Entry Draft, February 9, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, September 10, 2003. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Atlanta, September 30, 2003. Claimed by Atlanta from NY Rangers in Waiver Draft, October 3, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Eisbaren Berlin (Germany), July 15, 2004.
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It was the look in his eyes. Hockey is the most important thing in his life. He wants to be a hockey player, and nothing's going to stop him from being a hockey player.

— Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin on forward Alex Galchenyuk's potential