Kevin Shattenkirk was born on January 29, 1989, in New Rochelle, New York. Kevin’s brother Keith played four seasons at Princeton University as a forward totaling six goals and ten assists in 84 collegiate games. The 6-foot, 190-pound wing played two seasons of prep hockey at The Taft School before committing to Princeton.
Kevin Shattenkirk played at Brunswick School in 2003-04 and scored four goals and collected 11 assists in 26 games as a right-shot defenseman. The 6-foot, 207-pound blue liner registered ten goals and 18 assists in 28 games for Brunswick the following year.
For there, Shattenkirk joined the United States National Development Program and played for the US U-17 team for 13 games and then the U-18 team for 28 games during the 2005-06 season. For the two clubs combined, Shattenkirk scored ten goals with 13 assists. During the World Hockey Championships, the defenseman had three goals and two assists in six games as the U-17 team captured the Silver Medal.
During the 2006-07 season, Shattenkirk was named captain of the U-18 team and collected 27 points in 43 games. At the World Junior Championships, Shattenkirk was named Best Defenseman for the tournament as the United States captured the Silver Medal. The solid defenseman committed to Boston University, where he would play three seasons. As a sophomore, Shattenkirk helped lead the Terriers to a National Championship and was named captain for his junior season.
In his collegiate career, Shattenkirk totaled 18 goals and 60 assists in 121 games and would leave to sign with the Lake Erie Monsters at the end of his junior year.
Kevin Shattenkirk Drafted 14th Overall By the Colorado Avalanche.
The Colorado Avalanche selected Shattenkirk with the 14th overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NHL Draft. Shattenkirk was the fifth defenseman chosen in the draft and was scouted as a puck-moving defenseman with decent defensive and excellent offensive skills. Reliable and creative with the puck in all areas of the ice. He possessed a dangerous shot, and great offensive instincts and was an obvious asset on the power play. He reads, plays well, and gives accurate passes.
Kevin Shattenkirk’s NHL Debut To Today
On November 4, 2010, Kevin Shattenkirk made his NHL debut with the Colorado Avalanche against the Vancouver Canucks. Shattenkirk took 29 shifts in 20:57 of ice time, registering one shot and one minor penalty in a 3-1 loss. Shattenkirk would score his first NHL goal in a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on November 20, 2010, against goaltender Antero Niittymaki.
On February 19, 2011, Shattenkirk was traded to the St. Louis Blues, where he would play seven seasons, 59 goals, and 199 assists in 425 games. In February 2017, the Blues sent Shattenkirk to Washington for two draft picks and two players. The defenseman was a pure rental as he would sign as a free agent with the New York Rangers that July. In 2020, Shattenkirk would win a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning and later sign a contract with the Anaheim Ducks, where he would play three seasons.
On July 1, 2023, Shattenkirk would return to the city where he played his college hockey by signing a one-year, $1 million contract with the Boston Bruins. The veteran defenseman will provide leadership experience to the Bruins’ blue line. At 34 years old, Shattenkirk has played 891 career regular-season games with 97 goals and 363 assists. In 85 postseason games, Shattenkirk has eight goals and 39 assists.https://insidetherink.com/bruins-benders/