Big-framed, physical defensive defenseman Shaun Sabol was born July 13, 1966 in Fargo, North Dakota. The Flyers drafted the 6-foot-3, 215-pound product of the St. Paul Vikings (USHL) and the University of Wisconsin in the 10th round (209th overall) of the 1986 NHL Draft.
Sabol turned pro during the 1987-88, leaving Wisconsin during his sophomore season to join the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears. Primarily spending his five-year pro career at the AHL level, Sabol earned a two-game recall to the Flyers in 1990-91, dressing for a 7-4 road win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 4, 1989 and 3-2 home win against the New York Islanders the next night.
On August 5, 1991, the Flyers traded Sabol to the New York Rangers for future considerations (cash). Sabol, who spent a season with the AHL's Binghamton Rangers, was out of pro hockey after the 1991-92 season.