Brendan Shanahan

Former Rangers Shero and Shanahan Head To Hall

Neither Fred Shero nor Brendan Shanahan will be known primarily for their Ranger careers, but they did each have stints with the Blueshirts.  For Fred Shero, he’ll be known primarily for the two Cup winning years he had in Philadelphia, but following his tenure in Philadelphia, he coached the Rangers for just over two seasons from the 1978-79 through to 1980-81 seasons.

Shero got the Rangers to the Stanley Cup finals in his first season, but saw them go down 4-1 to a strong Montreal Canadiens team.  In his 2+ seasons, he finished with a 82-74-24 record, the 11th best winning percentage amongst Ranger coaches.  His 15-12 record in post-season play, is still good enough for third amongst Rangers coaches, trailing just Mike Keenan and Lynn Patrick.

Brendan Shanahan came to the Rangers late in his career, and played two seasons for New York, appearing in 140 regular season games and 20 post season games.  Shanahan stands 126th all time on the Rangers points list, with 108.  He also stands as the leader or shared leader in shootout goals – 5, shootout attempts – 15 and shootout game winners – 4.

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