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1984 NHL DRAFT PICK
Shayne Corson
Selected in first round
No. 8 overall by Montreal Canadiens

Born August 13, 1966
Position: Center
Height: 6-0   Weight: 175
Shoots: Left
BEFORE THE DRAFT
Last Team: Brantford (OHL)                               
Birthplace: Midland, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Barrie, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT STATISTICS
Year TeamLeague GPG ATP PIM
1982-83 BarrieOnt. AAA ---- ---- --
  BarrieJr. B 2313 2942 87
1983-84 BrantfordOHL 6625 4671 165

PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous:
Ranked by NHL Central Scouting Bureau as No. 10 overall prospect for the 1984 NHL draft. ... Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as No. 4 forward prospect for the 1984 NHL draft. ... Was Brantford's first-round pick, No. 7 overall, in 1983 OHL priority selection. ... Also played defense during his minor hockey career. ... Was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease that causes inflammation and sores in the lining of the large intestine, at age 15 and played his entire junior and pro career with the condition. ... Grew up in Barrie, Ontario, where his family owned a local restaurant.
NHL CAREER
Debut: October 13, 1985 (Montreal at Boston)
Numbers:  34, 27, 29 (Montreal); 21, 9 (Edmonton); 9 (St. Louis);
27 (Toronto); 72 (Dallas)
Stanley Cup: Never won.   Playing Status: Unsigned free agent
CAREER NHL STATISTICS
Years TeamsGP GA TPPIM
1985-2004Montreal, Edmonton,
St. Louis, Tor., Dal.
1,156 273420 6932,357
CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS
YearsTeams GPG ATP PIM
1987-2004 Montreal, St. Louis,
Toronto, Dallas
140 3849 87291

NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
All-Star Game:
1990 (Montreal), 1994 (Edmonton), 1998 (Montreal)
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1989 (Montreal)
Edmonton Captain: February 1995 until July 28, 1995
St. Louis Captain: Oct. 23, 1995, until Feb. 27, 1996
NHL Playoffs Power-Play Goals Leader: 1996 (St. Louis) (6, tie)
Montreal Assists Leader: 1989-90 (44)
Montreal PIM Leader: 1988-89 (193), 1998-99 (147), 1999-00 (115)
Montreal Playoffs Points Leader: 1990 (10, tie), 1991 (15)
Montreal Playoffs Goals Leader: 1991 (9, tie)
Montreal Playoffs Assists Leader: 1990 (8)
Montreal Playoffs Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1989 (65), 1998 (26)
St. Louis Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1995-96 (192)
St. Louis Playoffs Goals Leader: 1996 (8)
St. Louis Playoffs Penalty-Minutes Leader: 1996 (22)
Dallas Playoffs Penalty-Minutes Leader: 2004 (12)
1985-86: Played three regular-season games for Montreal team that went on to win Stanley Cup, but was not with team in postseason.
Miscellaneous: Missed part of 1986-87 season with broken jaw, an injury initially suffered in fight with Paul MacDermid during Montreal's Jan. 19, 1987, game vs. Hartford. He played the next few games, but then did further damage to the fracture in fight with Curt Fraser during Montreal's Jan. 24, 1987, game vs. Chicago. He did not return to action until Montreal's March 14, 1987, game vs. Philadelphia. ... Missed part of Montreal's 1987 training camp with strained ligament in right knee. ... Missed part of 1987-88 season with hip pointer injury, suffered during Montreal's Feb. 1, 1988, game vs. Hartford. ... Missed part of 1987-88 season with groin injury, suffered during Montreal's Feb. 27, 1988, game vs. Winnipeg. He did not return to action until Montreal's March 9, 1988, game at Edmonton. ... Missed part of 1987-88 season with knee injury, suffered during Montreal's March 16, 1988, game at Winnipeg. ... Missed part of 1989-90 season with bruised left shoulder, an injury suffered during Montreal's Oct. 29, 1989, game vs. Edmonton. ... Missed part of 1989-90 season with broken pinky toe on right foot, an injury suffered during Montreal's Dec. 9, 1989, game at Toronto. ... Scored goal for Wales Conference in his first NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 21, 1990, at Pittsburgh. ... Missed part of 1989-90 season with separated shoulder, an injury suffered during Montreal's Feb. 4, 1990, game vs. Montreal. He did not return to action until Montreal's Feb. 14, 1990, game vs. Vancouver. ... Played on line with Denis Savard and Stephane Richer for Montreal in 1990-91. ... Missed part of 1990-91 season with pulled groin, an injury suffered during Montreal's Oct. 6, 1990, game vs. Buffalo. ... Missed part of 1990-91 season with hip pointer injury, suffered during Montreal's Nov. 10, 1990, game vs. New Jersey. He did not return to action until Montreal's Nov. 28, 1990, game vs. Buffalo. ... Had planned to play out his option with Montreal in 1991-92 in the hope of getting a better deal for 1992-93, but changed mind and signed four-year contract to stay with the team on Sept. 29, 1991. ... Suspended by NHL for first four games of 1991-92 season for cross-checking Ray Bourque on the back of the head during Game 7 of the 1991 Adams Division final series at Boston on April 29, 1991. He made his 1991-92 regular-season debut in Montreal's Oct. 12, 1991, game at Boston. He scored a goal and had an assist in that game. ... Missed part of 1992 playoffs with unspecified injury, suffered during Game 7 of Montreal's first-round series vs. Hartford on May 1, 1992. He returned to action for Game 2 of Montreal's second-round series vs. Boston on May 5, 1992. ... Had two assists in his first game with Edmonton, on Oct. 6, 1992, vs. Vancouver. ... Shifted from natural position of center to being full-time left wing for Edmonton in 1992-93. He would play more left wing than center for the remainder of his career. ... Won Edmonton's Molson Cup (Three-Stars Leader) award for November 1992. ... Switched from wearing No. 21 to No. 9 with Edmonton after Oilers traded away Bernie Nicholls in January 1993. ... Missed part of 1993-94 season with non-displaced fracture of the fibula in his left leg, an injury suffered when he was hit by teammate Dave Manson's slap shot during Edmonton's Feb. 18, 1994, game at Detroit. At the time of the injury, Corson led Edmonton with 53 points and 25 goals. He did not return to action until Edmonton's March 23, 1994, game vs. N.Y. Rangers. ... Missed part of 1993-94 season with re-aggravation of left leg injury, suffered during Edmonton's March 23, 1994, game vs. N.Y. Rangers. He did not return to action until Edmonton's April 10, 1994, regular-season finale vs. Detroit. ... Signed five-year, $7 million offer sheet with St. Louis as a Group II restricted free agent on July 28, 1995. Edmonton did not match the offer, and as compensation for the loss of Corson, the Oilers automatically received Edmonton's 1996 first-round pick and 1997 first-round pick. In a pre-arranged agreement, Edmonton traded those picks back to St. Louis in exchange for Curtis Joseph and Mike Grier on Aug. 4, 1995. ... Named St. Louis captain by head coach Mike Keenan on Oct. 23, 1995, after Keenan stripped the captaincy from Brett Hull. Corson remained Blues captain until the team obtained Wayne Gretzky on Feb. 27, 1996. ... Missed part of 1995-96 season with broken jaw, an injury suffered when he was checked by J.J. Daigneault during St. Louis' March 26, 1996, game at Pittsburgh. He did not return to action until St. Louis' April 8, 1996, game vs. Winnipeg. ... Suffered sprained right knee during St. Louis' 1996 training camp, but continued to play in exhibition games because St. Louis doctors told him he could continue to play with the injury. ... Played on line with Marc Bureau and Stephane Richer for Montreal in 1996-97. ... Missed part of 1996-97 season with aggravated MCL in right knee, an injury initially suffered during Montreal's Nov. 23, 1996, game at Toronto, and re-aggravated during Montreal's Nov. 25, 1996, game vs. Tampa Bay. The injury required arthroscopic surgery on Dec. 10, 1996, and Corson did not return to action until Montreal's Dec. 23, 1996, game vs. Ottawa. ... Missed part of 1996-97 season with sprained right ankle, an injury suffered during Montreal's Dec. 26, 1996, game at Pittsburgh. He did not return to action until Montreal's Jan. 20, 1997, game vs. Detroit. ... Missed part of 1996-97 season with hip flexor injury, suffered during Monreal's Feb. 3, 1997, game vs. Florida. He did not return to action until Montreal's Feb. 17, 1997, game at N.Y. Islanders. ... Missed part of 1997-98 season with strained left hip flexor, an injury suffered during the NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 18, 1998, in Vancouver. He did not return to action until Montreal's Feb. 4, 1998, game at N.Y. Islanders. ... Missed part of 1997-98 season with strained abdomen and groin, injuries suffered during Team Canada's Olympic bronze medal game vs. Finland on Feb. 21, 1998, in Nagano, Japan. He did not return to action until Montreal's March 25, 1998, game at Tampa Bay. ... Missed final game of 1997-98 season with charley horse, an injury suffered during Montreal's April 16, 1998, game at Ottawa. He returned to action for Game 1 of Montreal's first-round playoff series at Pittsburgh on April 23, 1998. ... Missed part of 1998-99 season with rib injury, suffered during Montreal's Oct. 16, 1998, game at Washington. He did not return to action until Montreal's Oct. 31, 1998, game at Ottawa. ... Missed part of 1998-99 season with nerve irritation in neck, an injury suffered during Montreal's Nov. 19, 1998, game vs. Calgary. He did not return to action until Montreal's Dec. 2, 1998, game at Carolina. ... Missed part of 1998-99 season with sprained ankle, an injury suffered during Montreal's March 8, 1999, game vs. Florida. He did not return until Montreal's March 20, 1999, game vs. Washington. ... Suspended by NHL for six games during 1998-99 season for hitting Ed Jovanovski in the face with his stick and later entering opposing team's dressing room after Montreal's March 27 1999, game at Vancouver. Corson had been thrown out of the game in the third period for attempting to injury Jovanovski, which carried an automatic one-game suspension. After the game, he attempted to talk to Jovanovski in the Canucks' dressing room -- in violation of league rules. Corson claimed Jovanovski had provoked him to pursue him after the game by yelling derogatory comments about one of Corson's family members while both players were in the penalty box. On April 1, 1999, the NHL suspended Corson for an additional five games. As a result of the suspension, he did not return to action until Montreal's April 13, 1999, game at Tampa Bay. ... Tied for Montreal lead with four game-winning goals in 1998-99. ... Missed part of 1999-00 season with flare-up of his chronic ulcerative colitis condition in October 1999. He missed Montreal's games from Oct. 6 through Oct. 27, 1999.. ... Missed part of 1999-00 season with severe laceration of left eye, an injury suffered during Montreal's March 16, 2000, game at Philadelphia. He did not return until Montreal's March 22, 2000, game at Atlanta. ... Signed three-year, $6.75 million contract with Toronto as a Group III unrestricted free agent on July 4, 2000. ... Played his 1,000th career NHL game for Toronto vs. Columbus on Feb. 14, 2001. ... Suffered from panic attacks throughout the 2000-01 season when he began to fear that an increase in his intestinal problems might be linked to cancer. ... Missed part of 2001-02 season with sprained shoulder, an injury suffered during Toronto's Dec. 29, 2001, game at Florida. He did not return to action until Toronto's Jan. 11, 2002, game at Washington. ... Missed part of 2001-02 season with knee injury, suffered during Toronto's March 30, 2002, game vs. New Jersey. He did not return to action until Toronto's April 8, 2002, game vs. Columbus. ... Suspended by NHL for one playoff game in 2002 for kicking Eric Cairns during a fight in Game 6 of Toronto's first-round series at N.Y. Islanders on April 28, 2002. ... Retired for the first time at age 36 on April 15, 2003, when he abruptly left Toronto during the 2003 Stanley Cup playoffs -- claiming he was doing it to protect his mental health at a time when panic attacks were again setting in. Fans and team officials, however, felt that Corson had simply quit on the team. ... Came out of retirement on Feb. 18, 2004, when he signed with Dallas as a Group III unrestricted free agent.
Corson's Big Suspension: The NHL suspended Corson for 10 games during the 1991-92 season for leaving Montreal's bench to start a fight with 4:10 remaining in the third period of the Canadiens' Nov. 2, 1991, game vs. Buffalo. Corson had come onto the ice as a sixth skater after referee Don Koharski had called a delayed penalty against the Sabres' Colinn Patterson. Corson, however, charged right at Buffalo's Brad Miller, starting a fight that led to a game misconduct. The 10-game suspension was automatically assessed due to an NHL rule that punished players who came onto the ice with the intent of fighting. As a result, Corson did not return to Montreal's lineup until the Habs' Nov. 25, 1991, game vs. Boston. He had an assist in that game.
The Zoo Bar Incident: During the 1991-92 season, Corson made headlines for his role in a Feb. 13, 1992, late-night fight at the Zoo Bar nightclub in Montreal. On Feb. 14, 1992, the Canadiens suspended Corson indefinitely for the incident, in which he was accused of throwing shot glasses at a man who was talking to a woman Corson had met earlier at the bar. Corson then approached the man and began fighting with him. The incident led to Corson's second arrest in two years. The previous season, he had been arrested for a fight outside Winnipeg's Marble Club. The Zoo Bar incident did not lead to an arrest, but it was embarrassing enough for Montreal general manager Serge Savard to suspend Corson and warn him that he would be traded if he was involved in any more bar brawls. Even coach Pat Burns, who had been supportive of Corson, expressed disappointment with him. "Bars are supposed to be fun, but he turns them into a boxing ring," said Burns. Corson apologized to the Canadiens, noting that he had been under stress since his father had been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. Because of the suspension, he did not return to action until Montreal's Feb. 17, 1992, game vs. Minnesota.
Corson's Panic Attacks: During the 1999-00 season, Corson began to experience the panic and anxiety attacks that led to his premature retirement during the 2003 playoffs. Initially fearful that he would die of cancer like his father, Corson found the attacks debilitating. When he came home to Toronto as a free agent in 2000, Corson hoped the attacks would end, but given the pressure of playing for the Leafs, the attacks grew worse. Only the presence of Corson's brother-in-law and linemate, Darcy Tucker, enabled Corson to remain under control during long road trips. During the 2002-03 season, Corson became tired of taking medication that did not seem to be working, so he gave up the medication altogether. That caused the panic attacks to increase, and he finally opted to quit hockey and undergo therapy rather than risk having a nervous breakdown. He made the decision the morning after Game 3 of Toronto's first-round playoff series vs. Philadelphia, when he had been a healthy scratch so the Leafs could use seven defensemen.
NON-NHL CAREER
Post-Draft Teams: Hamilton (OHL)
Olympics: 1998 (fourth place)
Canada Cup: 1991 (first place)
World Championships: 1993 (fourth place), 1994 (gold medal)
World Jr. Championships: 1985 (gold medal), 1986 (silver medal)
NON-NHL AWARDS AND HONORS
World Jr. Championships All-Star First Team:
1986
OHL All-Star Third Team: 1984-85, 1985-86 (Hamilton)
World Jr. Championships Points Leader: 1986 (14 points)
World Jr. Championships Goals Leader: 1986 (7 goals, tie)
Miscellaneous: Never played in minor leagues. ... Was on Brantford (OHL) team that moved to Hamilton prior to 1984-85 season. ... Was on Montreal team that joined Minnesota to compete in the 1990 NHL Friendship Tour in Soviet Union. ... Finished third in scoring at 1993 World Championships with 10 points. ... Played on 1994 Canadian World Championships team that was first Team Canada squad to win a gold medal since 1961. Corson had three goals, including two game-winners, in the tournament at Munich, Germany. ... Opened restaurant called Shayne's 27 Sports Bar and Fine Dining in Montreal in 1998.
Personal: Brother-in-law of NHL player Darcy Tucker, who married Corson's sister Shannon.
HOW HE GOT AWAY
TRADE/FREE AGENCY: Montreal traded Corson, Brent Gilchrist and Vladimir Vujtek to Edmonton in exchange for Vincent Damphousse and 1993 fourth-round pick (Adam Wiesel) on August 27, 1992. Four years later, Montreal got Corson back by tranding Pierre Turgeon, Rory Fitzpatrick and Craig Conroy to St. Louis for Corson, Murray Baron and 1997 fifth-round pick (Gennady Razin) on October 29, 1996. Just under four years later, Montreal lost Corson again when he signed with Toronto as a Group III unrestricted free agent on July 4, 2000.

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SNAPSHOT '84
Total Selected: 250
Forwards: 142
Defense: 88
Goaltenders: 20
Major Junior: 110
Tier II/Jr. B: 16/9
College Players: 23
High School: 47
Midget: 4
U.S. Junior B: 1
Canadian: 145
Euro-Canadian: 2
USA Citizens: 62
U.S.-Born: 63
European: 41
Reached NHL: 102
Stanley Cup: 20
Hall of Fame: 1
All-Star Game: 18
Year-end All-Star: 7
Olympians: 31
 
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