Sunday, November 4, 2012

David Shantz

1 NHL Game

October 18, 2007 Florida Panthers vs Toronto Maple Leafs. 2-3 loss.


   David Shantz was one of the highest rated goalies in the 2004 NHL draft. He was coming of a stellar season in the OHL as he was named to the CHL's All-Rookie team. The Florida Panthers decided to draft him with their 37th overall pick. After helping the Peterborough Petes reach the Memorial Cup in 2006, Shantz was signed to a three-year, entry-level deal by the Panthers.

   Shantz served as Florida's backup for one game while Tomas Vokoun recovered from an ankle injury. Shantz dressed behind Craig Anderson when the Panthers faced the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was a dream come true for the Burlington, Ontario native to dress in front of a packed Air Canada centre in Toronto.

   In 2009 the Panthers decided not to offer Shantz a new contract. He attended the Calgary Flames training camp in 2009 and later the Canucks training camp in 2010 but he never again reached the NHL.

   After three seasons of inactivity, Shantz returned to the crease in 2014 to play for the University of New Brunswick. After just one season with UNB he returned to pro hockey, signing a contract with the 2015/16 ECHL's Wichita Thunder.

  • Wore #34 with Florida Panthers

Career stats from
Born  -- Burlington, ONT
Drafted by Florida Panthers - round 2 #37 overall 2004 NHL Entry Draft
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
2001-02Hamilton Kilty B'sOPJHL100
2003-04Mississauga IceDogsOHL43242483120012.902118312270.9112402
2004-05Mississauga IceDogsOHL2700152372002.84101047220.909---
2005-06Peterborough PetesOHL49062946141022.873114315120.9151904
2006-07Florida EverbladesECHL2316133866002.9613716530.908100
2006-07Rochester AmericansAHL2001209004.51110660.880---
2007-08Rochester AmericansAHL140278053104.0711013340.863---
2007-08Florida EverbladesECHL20123110147102.5611535140.916200
2008-09Dayton BombersECHL2302132669013.1210935930.896---
2008-09Rochester AmericansAHL120069030312.613623590.923---
2008-09Elmira JackalsECHL110064531312.885412440.887---
2009-10Abbotsford HeatAHL3210181383012.75151048160.9081300
2009-10Victoria Salmon KingsECHL2826158576122.8818547700.910---
2010-11Victoria Salmon KingsECHL543123130145432.782524314590.9101202
2014-15U. of New BrunswickAUS2300
2015-16Wichita ThunderECHL

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