Sheldon Souray
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHDATE: 07/13/1976
DRAFTED: NJD: 1994-71 overall
WHL West Second All-Star Team (1996) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004, 2007, 2009) Traded to Montreal by New Jersey with Josh DeWolf and New Jersey's 2nd round choice (later traded to Washington, later traded to Tampa Bay Tampa Bay selected Andreas Holmqvist) in 2001 Entry Draft for Vladimir Malakhov, March 1, 2000. Missed remainder of 2001-02, and 2002-03 due to wrist injury vs. Tampa Bay, November 17, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Farjestad (Sweden), September 22, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 12, 2007. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to shoulder injury at Vancouver, October 13, 2007, February 8, 2008. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to head (October 8, 2009 vs. Calgary) and hand (January 30, 2010 at Calgary) injuries. Loaned to Hershey (AHL) by Edmonton, October 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 1, 2012. Missed 2013-14 due to wrist injury in off-ice workout, July 17, 2013 and resulting surgery, July 25, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, July 2, 2015.
2012-13: Appeared in his 14th NHL season, his first with Anaheim…scored 7-10=17 points with 52 PIM and a +19 rating in 44 contests…led Anaheim defensemen in goals, PPG (2) and GWG (3) while ranking second in points and tied for second in assists among Ducks blueliners…his +19 rating on the season co-led the club (with Beauchemin) and ranked tied for 11th overall in the NHL…among league defensemen, his +19 rating ranked tied for first, while his three GWG was tied for second…in addition, his +13 rating on the road in 2012-13 ranked tied for seventh overall in the NHL…completed the season with 1-5=6 points in his last 11 contests…had three multiple-point games this season (one multi-assist)…recorded a plus-or-even rating in 40 of 44 contests…his .39 points-per-game average was highest mark since the 2008-09 season with Edmonton…collected his 300th career point with an assist on David Steckel's goal, Apr. 17 vs. CBJ…earned First Star honors, scoring the GWG in a 2-1 win, Mar. 29 @ CHI…was the game’s Second Star, scoring a goal at 15:52 of the second period in a 4-0 shutout, Apr. 8 vs. CGY…had a three-game goal streak from Feb. 2-6 (3-1=4), matching his career high (third time)...had back-to-back GWG Feb. 4 vs. SJ (First Star) & Feb. 6 @ COL, the first time the feat was accomplished by a Ducks defenseman (his first back-to-back game winners since Dec. 22-26, 2008 w/EDM, two games)…scored his second PPG of the season in Anaheim’s 7-4 win, Feb. 2 vs. LA…in his Ducks debut, scored his 50th career PPG and notched an assist on Teemu Selanne's second goal, Jan. 19 @ VAN.

CAREER: Signed a three-year contract with Anaheim through 2014-15, July 1, 2012…signed as a free agent with both Edmonton (July 12, 2007) and Dallas (July 1, 2011)…is a three-time All-Star, having appeared in the mid-season classic in 2004, 2007 (as a starter) and 2009…won the Hardest Shot at the 2004 All-Star Skills Competition, along with Adrian Aucoin (recorded 100+ mph slap shots at all three All-Star appearances)…recorded (unofficially) a 106.7 mph slap shot at the 2009 Edmonton Oilers’ Skills Competition, a then-NHL high (Chara recorded a 108.8 mph slap shot at 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend)…also holds the NHL record for most single-season PPG by a defenseman with 19 in 2006-07…2011-12: Appeared in his 13th NHL season, his first with Dallas…scored 6-15=21 points with 73 PIM in 64 contests, ranking tied for second among Stars blueliners in goals and fourth in points…co-led Dallas defensemen and ranked tied for fourth on the club with a +11 rating…led all club defensemen with 179 shots…had three multi-point games on the season (one multi-assist)…played a season-high 26:40, Dec. 1 vs. OTT…had a season-high four-game point streak (2-5=7, +5), Oct. 29-Nov. 8…became the 84th defenseman in NHL history to reach the 100-goal milestone, Nov. 4 vs. COL…scored the GWG (his first goal as a Star) in a 4-2 Dallas triumph, Oct. 15 vs. CBJ…made his Dallas debut on Oct. 7, 2011 and went on to record points in five of his first six games as a Star (1-4=5)...2010-11: Appeared in 40 contests with the Hershey Bears (AHL), collecting 4-15=19 points with 85 PIM and a +10 rating…ranked fourth among club defensemen in points-per-game (.47)…also appeared in six Calder Cup Playoff contests, earning 1-1=2 points…2009-10: In his third season with Edmonton, scored 4-9=13 points with 65 PIM in 37 games…had his season cut short due to a broken hand (suffered on Jan. 30 @ CGY, missed the final 29 games of the season)…also suffered a concussion at the start of 2009-10, forcing him to lose 16 games from Oct. 10-Nov. 11…despite his injuries, still led all Oilers defensemen in shots on net (113)…2008-09: Reached the 20-goal plateau for the second time in his career, finishing the season with 23-30=53 points and 98 PIM for Edmonton…among NHL defensemen, ranked second in PPG (12) and shots (268), and tied for second in goals…also ranked tied for eighth in defensemen scoring…among team leaders, ranked tied for first in goals and tied for first in GWG (5)…was named to his third career All-Star Game and earned second star honors at the mid-season classic…earned his 200th NHL point, Oct. 17 @ CGY…had a career-tying three-game goal streak (3-1=4), Dec. 22-28…appeared in his 600th NHL contest, Mar. 17 vs. STL…logged a career-high 31:55 TOI, Feb. 14 @ LA…2007-08: In his first season as an Oiler, scored 3-7=10 points in 26 contests…missed 55 games due to a shoulder injury (two separate occasions)…had arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder on Feb. 8 and sat out the remainder of the season…2006-07: Set personal bests in all major categories, including 19 PPG, a single-season record among NHL defensemen all-time…his 26 goals on the season led all NHL blueliners, the most since Sergei Gonchar (w/WSH) in 2001-02…ranked third in defensemen scoring...made his second career All-Star appearance at the 2007 festivities in Dallas…among league leaders, ranked second overall in PPG and fifth in power play points (48)…ranked first among NHL defensemen in goals, PPG and PPP…became the fifth defenseman in Montreal history to register a 20+ goal season…had a career-best seven-game point streak (4-3=7) from Feb. 14-26 and a personal high five-game assist streak from Dec. 7-19 (2-9=11)…earned his 100th career NHL assist, Dec. 19 @ BUF…2005-06: His most recent playoff appearance included setting a Montreal club record for most goals scored by a defenseman in one playoff series (3)…scored 3-2=5 points in six CQF contests vs. CAR…scored 12-27=39 points in 75 contests, a then-career best…scored 7-14=21 PPP throughout the season…2004-05: Appeared in 39 contests with Farjestad of the Swedish Elite League, scoring 9-8=17 points with 117 PIM and a +9 rating…2003-04: In his fifth season with Montreal, scored 15-20=35 points in 63 contests…was a nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy, returning to achieve career highs in goals, assists and points after missing the entire 2002-03 season with a wrist injury…had a career-high six-point game (1-5=6), Jan. 10 vs. PIT…was named to his first career NHL All-Star Game, collecting one assist in the contest…collected his first career hat trick (3-1=4), Dec. 18 vs. NSH…recorded a then-career high in assists (0-3=3), Dec. 13 @ TB…had his first multi-goal game (2-0=2), Oct. 25 vs. OTT…2002-03: Sat out the entire NHL season with a wrist injury…2001-02: Scored 3-5=8 points in 34 contests for Montreal…missed the second half of the season due to a fractured wrist…returned for 12 contests in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, recording one assist…helped the Canadiens advance to the CSF, besting Boston in six games (lost to Carolina in six contests in the CSF)…2000-01: Appeared in 52 contests with Montreal, scoring 0-8=8 points with 70 PIM…missed the first 29 contests of the season with a muscle injury…1999-00: Split the season with New Jersey and Montreal…was acquired by Montreal on Mar. 1 in exchange for Vladimir Malakhov…recorded 3-8=11 points in 71 combined contests…1998-99: In his second NHL season, scored 1-7=8 points in 70 contests…had his first multi-assist game (0-2=2), Feb. 6 vs. TOR…collected his first multi-point game (1-1=2), Dec. 16 vs. NYR…1997-98: Made his NHL debut with New Jersey…scored 3-7=10 points in 60 contests…scored his first NHL goal (Muzzatti) which served as the game-winner, Dec. 16 vs. NYR (4-3 NJ win)…earned his first NHL point, an assist, Nov. 12 @ NYR…made his NHL debut, Oct. 17 @ OTT…in three playoff contests in his Stanley Cup debut, earned one assist in the club’s CQF series vs. OTT…Miscellaneous: Represented Canada at the 2005 IIHF World Championship in Austria, earning 1-1=2 points in nine contests…was a member of the WHL’s Second All-Star Team for the Western Conference in 1995-96.

PERSONAL: Resides in Malibu in the offseason…has two daughters, Valentina (9) and Scarlett (5)… Lists Scott Stevens and Chris Chelios as his favorite NHL players growing up…has one sister, Shannon…his first job was washing truck parts at a mechanic shop…cites Pearl Jam, Dierks Bentley and Jason Aldean as his favorite bands…says his favorite people to follow on Twitter are Barbie Blank and Phoenix Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette…considers Mastro’s Steak House and The Cannery his two favorite OC restaurants …enjoys paddle boarding, mountain biking and golfing in his spare time…spent a majority of last summer golfing.