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James Sheppard  #45

NUMBER: 45 BIRTHDATE: April 25, 1988  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Halifax, NS, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: MIN / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (9th overall)
Last Game: Did not dress in Game 1 vs. PIT 2014-15 - Was acquired by the Rangers on Mar. 1 - Established career-highs in goals (seven) and hits (121) - Recorded 28 hits and won 11 of 21 faceoffs (52.4%) in 14 regular season games with the Rangers - Seven of his 11 assists were primary assists - Tallied the game-winning goal on Apr. 7 at NJD - Tallied his first goal/point as a Ranger on Mar. 15 vs. FLA - Logged 9:58 of ice time and was 1-for-1 (100%) on faceoffs while making his Rangers debut on Mar. 4 at DET - Tied a single-game career-high with two points (one goal, one assist) and posted a plus-one rating on Jan. 29 vs. ANA - Tied single-game career-highs with two assists/points and posted a plus-two rating on Feb. 4 vs. BOS - Posted a season-high four-game point streak from Oct. 30 - Nov. 8, including a career-high three-game goal streak from Nov. 1 - Nov. 8
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2007) Missed 2010-11 and majority of 2011-12 due to off-season knee injury, September 4. 2010. Traded to San Jose by Minnesota for San Jose's 3rd round choice (Kurtis Gabriel) in 2013 Entry Draft, August 7, 2011.
Quote of the Day

I was going nuts and I saw [Subban], he was going crazy, and the ref had no idea where to go. [Subban] was skating to me, and I was skating to him and the ref was right in between us and I don't know, I kind of hit him pretty hard, I thought, but those were some emotions and I'm pretty sure he understands that.

— Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk on the celebration following his OT goal against Ottawa in Game 2