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Sheldon Souray

Sheldon Souray  #44

Defenseman
NUMBER: 44 BIRTHDATE: July 13, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Elk Point, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 231 DRAFTED: NJD / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (71st overall)
WHL West Second All-Star Team (1996) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2004, 2007, 2009) Traded to Montreal by New Jersey with Josh DeWolf and New Jersey's 2nd round choice (later traded to Washington, later traded to Tampa Bay Tampa Bay selected Andreas Holmqvist) in 2001 Entry Draft for Vladimir Malakhov, March 1, 2000. Missed remainder of 2001-02, and 2002-03 due to wrist injury vs. Tampa Bay, November 17, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Farjestad (Sweden), September 22, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 12, 2007. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to shoulder injury at Vancouver, October 13, 2007, February 8, 2008. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to head (October 8, 2009 vs. Calgary) and hand (January 30, 2010 at Calgary) injuries. Loaned to Hershey (AHL) by Edmonton, October 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 1, 2012. Missed 2013-14 due to wrist injury in off-ice workout, July 17, 2013 and resulting surgery, July 25, 2013.
Quote of the Day

He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson