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James Sheppard

James Sheppard  #45

NUMBER: 45 BIRTHDATE: April 25, 1988
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Halifax, NS, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: MIN / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (9th overall)
Last Game: Tallied his first playoff goal as a Ranger, which was the game-winning goal, in Game 6 at TBL 2015 PLAYOFFS - Is tied for third on the Rangers in GWG (one) - Has registered 26 hits and seven blocked shots in 13 games 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 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. Traded to NY Rangers by San Jose for a 4th round choice in 2016 Entry Draft, March 1, 2015.
Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
World Cup of Hockey 2016