Sheldon Souray

Ice Hockey Player
Born Jul 13, 1976

Sheldon Sharik Souray is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils, who originally drafted him 71st overall in 1994, and the Montreal Canadiens. He is best known for his heavy slapshot, once setting a previous unofficial NHL record for the hardest recorded shot at the Oilers' 2009 Skills Competition.… Read More

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1976 Birth Born on July 13, 1976.


1994 17 Years Old Before playing in the NHL, Sheldon was a member of the Fort Saskatchewan Traders in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL). He was drafted in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft in the third round, 71st overall, by the New Jersey Devils, where he made his NHL debut in the 1997–98 season. … Read More


1997 - 2001 4 More Events
2002 25 Years Old 1 More Event
The severity of the wrist injury kept him out the entire 2002–03 season while he recovered and regained his strength.
2003 26 Years Old However, in 2003–04, Souray returned to play for the Canadiens and had a breakout season, amassing a surprising 15 goals and 35 points. … Read More
2004 27 Years Old 1 More Event
During this season, he participated in the 2004 All-Star Game for the first time, and shared a win in the Skills Competition's hardest shot contest. … Read More
2005 28 Years Old Souray returned from the lockout to post a successful 2005–06, with 12 goals and a new career best 39 points.
However, in 2006–07, Souray emerged as a top-tier defence man in the NHL with a career-best 26 goals, 38 assists and 64 points, placing second in team-scoring in both goals and points, and third in assists, a remarkable achievement for a defenceman. … Read More


On April 5, 2007, Souray broke the NHL single-season record for most powerplay goals scored by a defenceman with his 19th of the season. … Read More
2008 31 Years Old 1 More Event
But in 2008–09, he bounced back from the injury-shortened campaign to record 23 goals and 53 points and once again become an NHL All-Star. … Read More
…  He was best known for his heavy slapshot, once setting a previous unofficial NHL record for the hardest recorded shot at the Oilers' 2009 Skills Competition.
2010 33 Years Old 1 More Event
During the 2010 off-season, citing irreconcilable differences with Oiler management due to their handling of his various ailments, Souray requested a trade out of Edmonton. … Read More
Finally, in the summer of 2011, Edmonton bought-out the fifth and final year of Souray's contract. … Read More
Souray's unofficial shot was not surpassed until January 28, 2012, by Chára, whose 108.8 mph slapshot in the Skills Competition preceding the 2012 All-Star Game beat Souray's blast and set the official record.
2013 36 Years Old 1 More Event
He also continued to use his powerful shot to the tune of seven goals and ten assists in 44 games as the Ducks qualified for the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs. … Read More
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