Summer Assignment 2014: Andrew Shaw

By Keith Schultz

Jun 1, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) loses his helmet during the second period in game seven of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Shaw Regular Season





+/- +12


Blocked Shots– 16

Postseason Stats




+/- +5

Hits– 37

Blocked Shots- 6

2013 Over/Under- 11 Goals 9 Assists and 72 stitches

Season Review

If there ever was a player that could say size doesn’t matter it has to be Andrew Shaw.  Shaw does everything a big guy say like Bryan Bickell should do on a nightly basis and he does it game in and game out not just when the big lights of the playoffs are shining.  Shaw is a big reason the regular season powerplay was pretty good for the Blackhawks with him being right in front of the goalie all season long.  Shaw throws his body around like a big guy and does all the little annoying things that opponents hate and teammates love.  Shaw does on occasion run into a case of the brain farts and takes a stupid penalty here and there but one thing for sure is that your going to get 100% effort on a nightly basis.

The Shaw Playoff picture was blurry this season because of the hit he took by Clayton Stoner in the opening game of the Minnesota Wild series which forced him to miss the rest of that series and when he did return against the Kings he wasn’t noticeable until Joel Quenneville put him together with Brandon Saad and Patrick Kane and their line exploded.  Q said this could be a line for years to come which has many excited about the future.

Grade- B Shaw had his first 20 goal season but due to an unfortunate injury in the playoffs was too quiet too long.

What is your grade for Shaw?

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