Shean Donovan to hang 'em up

Saturday, November 6, 2010 · 0 comments

Got a text from Shean Donovan this morning as to why he left his Professional Tryout with Syracuse. "Missed the kids, knew it would be a long road and had enough. Time to move on"

-951 games,112 goals 241 points, 705 PIMs
-49 playoff games, 6 goals, 6 assists, 12 points, 39 PIMs

1995 World Junior Gold Medalist
1997 World Senior Gold Medalist

At 951 games Donovan sits 309th on the all time games played list. One ahead of Tomas Steen and one back of Tommy Albelin and Todd Bertuzzi. Of those 951 games only a handful early in his career were played as a top 6 forward. Donovan knew what he was and knew he had to earn his place in the league year after year. To play almost 1000 games as mostly a 4th and occasionally 3rd line player is a testament to his attitude and tenacity. Something teammates around the league appreciated and respected everywhere he played.

Upon returning to the Ottawa area to play for the Sens three years ago, Donovan could often be seen in what he calls his hometown, Carleton Place, lending his NHL name to worthy causes with little publicity. Something I'm sure will continue in retirement.

Congrats on a great career Dono.

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