Shannon has appeared in 55 games for the Senators this season, scoring five goals and 11 assists while recording 12 penalty minutes. He has posted four multi-point games this season, including a career-high three assists in Ottawa’s 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 3.
During the 2008-09 season Shannon posted career highs with eight goals, 12 assists and 20 points. In 170 career National Hockey League games, he has scored 20 goals and 40 assists and recorded 48 penalty minutes.
The native of Darien, Conn., was acquired by Ottawa from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenceman Lawrence Nycholat on Sept. 2, 2008. Shannon split the 2007-08 campaign between Vancouver and its AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. The 26-year-old recorded five goals and 13 points in 27 games with the Canucks. He joined Vancouver on June 23, 2007, following a trade with the Anaheim Ducks for Jason King and future considerations.
Following a four-year career at Boston College, where he collected 150 points (51 goals, 99 assists) in 71 season games, Shannon signed as a free agent with Anaheim on Nov. 28, 2005. He stayed with the Ducks organization for the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons, helping them win the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in 2007.