Shannon Szabados

Ice Hockey Player
Born Aug 6, 1986

Shannon Szabados is an ice hockey goaltender for the Canadian national hockey team. She has played for the men's Grant MacEwan University hockey team, and currently plays for the NAIT Ooks in Edmonton, Alberta. Szabados has been the first female player at several different tournaments and in several leagues, both during minor and junior hockey.… Read More

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1986 Birth Born on August 6, 1986.


2001 14 Years Old At nine years old, Szabados became the first girl to play in the Brick Super Novice Tournament held at the West Edmonton Mall. In 2001, at the age of 15, she was the first female to play in the Calgary Mac’s AAA midget hockey tournament, suiting up for the Edmonton Maple Leaf Athletic Club. … Read More
2002 15 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, at the age of 16, she became the first female to play in the Western Hockey League (WHL). … Read More
2004 17 Years Old While playing for Sherwood Park, Szabados played in the AJHL All-Star game, and was named co-MVP of the 2004–05 game. … Read More
During the 2006–07 season, Szabados led the Traders to the top record in the AJHL and came within a game of winning the AJHL championship against the Camrose Kodiaks. … Read More


2008 21 Years Old Szabados served as an alternate for Team Canada at the 2008 IIHF World Women's Championships, and was named to the roster in 2009, but did not play.
2009 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Szabados represented Canada at the 4 Nations Cup, where she played in the gold medal game and recorded a 5–1 victory over the United States. … Read More
2010 23 Years Old …  After the 2010 tournament, she was named Top Goaltender and was selected to the Tournament All-Star Team. … Read More
2012 25 Years Old In a March 31, 2012 exhibition game versus the United States, Szabados made 24 saves in a 1–0 shutout win at the Ottawa Civic Centre.
During the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Szabados was a member of the Canadian women's hockey team again. … Read More
2015 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On December 27, 2015, Szabados became the first woman to record a shutout in a men's professional hockey league, in a 33-save, 3-0 win for the Cottonmouths over the Huntsville Havoc.
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