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I made this page about my favorite San Jose Sharks player, Steve Shields. Please enjoy the page, but if you would like to use any of the pictures, please ask me! I bet you wouldn't like it if someone took something that belonged to you without asking if it was okay with you first, so please don't just take the pictures. One last thing, this page has a lot of pics, so please be patient. Thanks!

Position: Goaltender
Catches: Left
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: 7/19/72 in Toronto, Ontario
Sweater Number: 31
Acquired: Acquired from the Buffalo Sabres in 1998

Steve Shields came to the Sharks during the off season in a trade with the Sabres. After 2 years of being Dominik Hasek's understudy, Steve began looking for a real chance to play...and the Sharks will offer him that chance.





Steve spent part of the summer in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he was the goaltender for the University of Michigan five years ago. Every summer he and several Michigan alumni who still play pro hockey conduct a week-long skating camp with one of the Michigan assistant coaches before they join their respective teams. While Steve was growing up, his favorite hockey player was former goaltender Ken Dryden, who is now the President of the Toronto Maple Leafs. If Steve weren't a hockey player, he would like to work in investment banking. In his spare time he likes to read or surf the Internet. Steve is a good all-around athlete as he also plays a lot of basketball and golf. One of his favorite movies is "Bullworth." Steve wears the same number, 31, as he did as a member of the Buffalo Sabres. Steve, who is single, owns three rental properties in Ann Arbor and spends considerable time tracking his investment portfolio on line. His favorite NHL city to play in is New York. Steve took piano lessons as a youngster, but passed on his musical prowess to further his hockey career.





1995-96:

  • Posted 1st career NHL career NHL appearance on Dec. 23 at Ottawa
  • Led Rochester Americans to Calder Cup Championship by posting 15-3 mark
  • Posted 9 consecutive wins during 9-game stretch of the playoffs, including allowing just 16 goals and registering 1 shutout
  • His 15 wins in playoffs was most ever by an AHL goalie


  • 1996-97:
  • Made 1st career NHL start Jan. 7 at San Jose, stopping 42 of 43 shots in 1-1 tie
  • Represented Canadian team at AHL All-Star game
  • Appeared in 10 of Buffalo's 12 playoff games, leading club to 2nd round recorded 1st career playoff shutout April 27 in Game 6 of 1st Round at Ottawa (31 saves)
  • 1997-98:
  • Shields shared the pipes with two-time Hart and Vezina Trophy winner Dominik Hasek
  • Appeared in career high 16 NHL games and captured personal best 10 points for Buffalo
  • Acquired by San Jose June 18, 1998 along with a draft choice for Kay Whitmore, a draft choice and future considerations.


  • Other:
  • Ranks 2nd in career NCAA victories (111) and career CCHA victories (67)
  • His 14 career collegiate assists is the 3rd most ever by a collegiate goaltender
  • Named 1st Team All-CCHA goaltender, Hobey Baker Finalist (Top Collegiate U.S. hockey player) and 2nd Team All-American during 1993-94 senior season
  • Named CCHA 1st All-Star Team Member and to the NCAA West 2nd All-American Team in 1992-93.

  • A picture of me and Steve

    Steve watches the play
    Steve makes the save!
    Steve looks angry!
    Steve makes sure that Zubrus keeps his distance.
    Oh well.
    Steve is down to stop the puck
    Steve's got everything under control.
    And NO they are NOT kissing.
    Get outta my crease!!!
    Lindros is a bum.