Steven Shields was born on July 19, 1972 in Toronto, Ontario and is a retired National Hockey League goaltender. Steve was drafted in the fifth round, 101st overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft. As the starting goaltender for the University of Michigan Wolverines, Steve was a two-time All-American and two-time All-CCHA goaltender in addition to becoming the first goaltender in NCAA history to record 100 victories. Steve began his National Hockey League career playing for the Sabres. As a player, Steve also played for the San Jose Sharks, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the Boston Bruins, the Florida Panthers, and the Atlanta Thrashers before ending his professional career in 2006.
What was the most memorable moment of your hockey career?
Being part of a Calder Cup championship team with the Rochester Americans , 1996
What advice would you give to future professional hockey players?
Play for as long as you can. Once it’s over, it’s over
What are you doing now since retiring from professional hockey?
Player Development, University of Michigan