We had so much fun doing our Countdown to Faceoff series last season that we decided to do it again. In case you’re new to the series, we’ll do a roster preview as we count down the days until the Chicago Blackhawks raise their 6th Stanley Cup Banner on October 7th season opener against the New York Rangers.
The Chicago Blackhawks got a steal of a deal in the 2011 NHL draft when they selected Andrew Shaw in the 5th round. Shaw is one of those players fans love (most of the time) and teammates love (most of the time) and opponents hate (all of the time)
Shaw is an annoying player to have to play against because he has a motor that doesn’t stop. Some would say he sometimes he crosses the line like in the 2012 playoffs.
Of course Shaw does some fun things to on the ice like his scraps or fights if you will with player likeAntoine Roussel
Of course, Shaw does somethings that you just shake your head and laugh at on the ice. One of the most memorable goals of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final wasn’t even a counted goal when Andrew Shaw went all Pele and head butted in a goal in Game #2 of the Western Conference Finals.
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Andrew Shaw’s career stats as a Chicago Blackhawks regular are as follows.
Game Winning Goals-8
Game Winning Goals-2
The best move of the past season was when Joel Quenneville put Shaw on the fourth line with Marcus Kruger and Andrew Desjardins. They really made the Hawks best fourth line since the 2013 season which of course also ended up with a Stanley Cup Championship.
The one thing heading into the end of the summer and before the Chicago Blackhawks are salary cap compliant is who will be traded this fall, and one name that keeps popping up as a dark horse candidate to be moved is #65.
One would think that Bryan Bickell or Kris Versteeg would be the target of Stan Bowman to get moved to help the Chicago Blackhawks get to where they need to be with the salary cap, but there is still a possibility that Shaw in a pinch could be the player moved in the end before the season starts.
Shaw is one of those players that can drive you nuts or make you laugh when he yells I love shinpads.
Only 65 days left until the Chicago Blackhawks open up the season! Can’t wait!
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