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2015 NHL Draft
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.
Quote of the Day

He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter