Ice hockey athlete
| Ray Sheppard|
| May 27, 1966 (age 49)
Pembroke, ON, CAN (1966-05-27) |
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
San Jose Sharks
60th overall, 1984
Ted Nolan, Brian Gionta, Dan Bylsma
Raymond Garfield Sheppard (born May 27, 1966) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger who played in the NHL from 1987 to 2000. Sheppard was born in Pembroke, Ontario, but grew up in Ottawa, Ontario.
Sheppard was selected 60th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. He played 817 career NHL games, scoring 357 goals and 300 assists for 657 points. His best season statistically was the 1993–94 season when he scored 52 goals and 93 points for the Detroit Red Wings. He also played for the New York Rangers, San Jose Sharks, Florida Panthers, and the Carolina Hurricanes.
Sheppard has been named the 2nd best golfer amongst athletes (of sports other than golf) by Golf Digest. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Panthers Alumni Association.
Named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 1988.
Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft in the third round as the 60th overall pick.
Acquired by the New York Rangers for $1 USD from the Buffalo Sabres in 1990.
August 5, 1991 - Signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Detroit Red Wings.
October 24, 1995 - Traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the San Jose Sharks for Igor Larionov and a conditional 1998 draft pick.
March 16, 1996 - Traded by the San Jose Sharks, along with a fourth round pick in 1996, to the Florida Panthers for 2nd and fourth round picks in 1996.
March 24, 1998 - Traded at the deadline by the Florida Panthers to the Carolina Hurricanes for Kirk McLean.
November 15, 1999 - Signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Florida Panthers.
Announced retirement at the end of 1999–2000 NHL season.
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