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Shane Willis
Shane Willis
Right Wing
Number: 21
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 195
Shoots: Right
Born: Jun 13, 1977
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Drafted: CAR / 1997 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (88th overall)
Draft:
Carolina 1997 (4-88-4)
Acquired:
July 18, 2006, Signed as a free agent
First NHL Game:
Feb. 5, 1999 in a 4-1 Carolina loss at Washington
First NHL Point:
Oct. 7, 2000 in a 3-3 Carolina tie vs. Washington
First NHL Goal:
Oct. 7, 2000 in a 3-3 Carolina tie vs. Washington
Most Goals, Game:
3 - Feb. 21, 2001 in a 6-3 Carolina win vs. Atlanta
Most Assists, Game:
4 - Jan. 7, 2001 in a 5-2 Carolina win vs. NY Islanders
Most Points, Game:
4 - Jan. 7, 2001 in a 5-2 Carolina win vs. NY Islanders
Most Penalty Minutes, Game:
15 - Dec. 9, 2000 in a 7-2 Carolina loss at Calgary

2005-06 Season: Played 32 games with HC Davos of Nationalliga A in Switzerland before finishing the regular season with Linkopings HC in the Swedish Elite League... Totaled five goals and 15 assists (20 points) and 53 penalty minutes with Davos Earned one assist in his six regular season games with Linkoping... Led Linkoping in goals (6) and points (11) in 13 SEL playoff games.

Career: Enters his sixth NHL season and fifth with Carolina... Signed a one-year contract with Carolina on July 18, 2006 Selected by the Hurricanes in the fourth round (88th overall) in 1997 Originally drafted by Tampa Bay in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft but opted to re-enter the 1997 Draft after not signing with the Lightning......1994-98: Completed a four year junior career with 331 points (179g, 152a) in 273 games with Prince Albert and Lethbridge of the WHL Was a WHL East First Team All-Star in 1997 and 1998 1997-98: Made his pro debut by playing one game with New Haven (AHL) Earned an assist in the game 1998-99: Made his NHL debut on 2/5 in Washington...Played 73 games for New Haven (AHL), registering 81 points (31g, 50a) and 49 penalty minutes...Named AHL first Team All-Star, AHL Rookie of the Year and was picked for the AHL All-Rookie Team...Selected to play in the AHL All-Star Classic and recorded an assist...Won the Hardest Shot Competition with a slapshot of 95 mph... Named AHL Rookie of the Month in October....1999-00: Split season with Carolina and Cincinnati (IHL)...Made his season debut with the Hurricanes on vs. WSH (2/21)...Named to 2000 IHL All-Star Game...Scored second period goal during IHL All-Star Game and won the Hardest Shot Competition with a slapshot of 95.9 mph... Finished IHL season with a team-best 35 goals and 60 points in 80 games 2000-01: Completed his first full NHL season with the Hurricanes ...Was listed as a rookie, having played just nine games over the prior two seasons... Was selected to the NHL All-Rookie Team... Was named NHL Rookie of the Month for February... Led all NHL rookies with 10 points that month... Registered his first NHL hat trick vs. ATL (2/21)...Finished the season ranked second among NHL rookies in scoring (44) and tied for second in goals (20)... Was first among rookies and all Hurricanes in game-winning goals (6)... Was second among rookies in power play points (18) and power play goals (9) and was third in shots (172) ... Scored the overtime game-winner at OTT (4/1)... Returned to action vs. EDM (3/11) after missing four games (3/2-3/8) due to an ankle sprain suffered at NYI (3/1)... Scored two goals, including the game-winner, vs. New Jersey (2/23)... Scored four points in one game when he earned assists on all three of Rod Brind'Amour's goals and Gelinas' goal vs. NYI (1/7)... Missed five games due to an injured back (12/23, 12/27-1/3)... Scored at :09 of the first period - the fastest goal to start a game in franchise history - vs. OTT (11/12)... Scored his first three NHL points (1g, 2a) and was (+2) vs. WSH (10/7)...Scored his first NHL point vs. WSH (10/7) with an assist on Kapanen's goal at 3:20 of the first period...Notched his first NHL goal at 6:04 of the second period, beating goalie Craig Billington Played in two games of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. New Jersey... Did not have a point and was (-1)... Missed games 3, 4, 5 and 6 due to a concussion suffered in Game 2 (4/15) 2001-02: Split the season between Carolina and Tampa Bay, after being traded to the Lightning on March 5 along with Chris Dingman in exchange for Kevin Weekes Appeared in 21 games with Tampa Bay, totaling seven points (4g, 3a) Had 17 points (7g, 10a) in 59 games with the Hurricanes prior to the trade Missed two games with a grade-one concussion suffered vs. SJ (11/9) Played his 100th career NHL game with Carolina at TB (11/17) Made Lightning debut vs. EDM (3/6) Tallied first Lightning point with an assist vs. MTL (3/22) Scored first Lightning goal at TOR (3/26) 2002-03: Appeared in 56 games for Springfield (AHL), recording 16 goals and 32 points Led Springfield in playoff scoring with four goals and six points in six games 2003-04: Split the season between Tampa Bay and Hershey (AHL) Totaled six assists in 12 games with Tampa Bay Was second among Hershey skaters in goals (27) and third in points (48), playing in 55 games with the Bears 2004-05: Spent the entire season with Springfield (AHL) Ranked second on the team in goals (18)
and points (34) while playing in 58 of the team's 80 regular season games.

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