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SHAYNE CORSON

#9

Left Wing

Born 08/13/1966

Barrie, ON

Height: 6' 0"

Weight: 175 lbs

Shoots: Left

          Selected by Montreal Canadiens round 1 #8 overall 1984 NHL Entry Draft.

          Traded to Edmonton by Montreal with Brent Gilchrist and Vladimir Vujtek for Vincent Damphousse and Edmonton's 4th round choice (Adam Wiesel) in 1993 Entry Draft, August 27, 1992.

          Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 28, 1995.

 

 OILERS' STATS:

 SEASON:

GP

G

A

PTS

PIM

 1992-93

80

16

31

47

209

 1993-94

64

25

29

54

118

 1994-95

48

12

24

36

86

 TOTALS:

192

53

84

137

413

 

 

 

Left-winger Shayne Corson was born in Barrie, Ontario on August 13th, 1966. Corson twice represented his country at the World Junior Hockey Championships during his junior career before turning pro with the Montreal Canadiens. Corson, who played three games with Montreal following the end of his final junior season with the Hamilton Steelhawks in 1986, never played a game in the minors jumping straight to NHL where he steadily developed into a power forward.

 

Corson scored 26 goals for the Canadiens during the 1988-89 season, a year the Canadiens went all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. The next year Corson hit the 30-goal plateau and hit a career high with 75 points. Prior to the 1991-92 season Corson was named to Team Canada for the '91 Canada Cup, a tournament Canada won, thanks in part to Corson's five assists in 8 games. However, that season and the next one his production tailed off and the Canadiens, in need of a consistent scoring presence traded him in the summer of 1992 to the Edmonton Oilers.

 

With the Oilers Corson filled a large leadership role, eventually becoming the team's captain as well as providing steady offense again hitting 25 goals and 54 point in 64 contests during the 1993-94 season.

 

The St. Louis Blues, under new General Manager Mike Keenan were in need of a gritty power forward and Keenan, who had coached Corson in the Canada Cup, knew he was the player to provide it. The Blues signed Corson as a free agent in 1995.