Shanahan Considering Comeback With Rangers?


Jul 15, 2009

The NHL’s version of the Engergizer Bunny, Brendan Shanahan has spent 21 seasons in the league.

After a half of a season with the New Jersey Devils in 2009, Shanahan’s still not ready to hang up his skates.

The 40-year-old is contemplating a return to either the Devils or the New York Rangers, according to

After beginning his career with the Devils in 1987, Shanahan played
for the St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers and Detroit Red Wings before
landing in New York in 2006. There, he notched a respectable 108 points
in 140 games, adding another 12 points in 20 postseason games. After
joining the Devils in January, Shanahan registered just 14 points in 34
games while posting a minus-1 rating in seven playoff games. He also
won a gold medal for Canada in the 2002 Winter Olympics.

While Shanahan won’t be a force under coach John Tortorella’s system, he could add a veteran presence to the Rangers’ locker room. Currently, the roster’s oldest players are captain Chris Drury and defenseman Wade Redden, both of whom are 32 years old. A number of younger players, including forwards Artem Anisimov (21), Brandon Dubinsky (23) and Ryan Callahan (24) could certainly learn a lot from the veteran Shanahan, who has logged playing time in more than 1,500 games.

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