NHL PLAYER, Shea Theodore
Born Aug 03, 1995 -- Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Selected by Anaheim Ducks round 1 #26 overall 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Shea Theodore (born August 3, 1995) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing with the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL). Theodore was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round, 26th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Theodore was rated as a top prospect in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. In junior, Theodore served as captain for the Seattle Thunderbirds in the Western Hockey League (WHL). During the 2012–13 season, Theodore was a member of Team Canada under-18 squad when it won gold medals at both the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championships.
On September 24, 2013, Theodore signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks.
During the 2015–16 season, on January 13, 2016, Theodore registered his first NHL point with a goal in a game against the Ottawa Senators. On June 21, 2017, at the NHL Expansion Draft, Theodore was traded by the Ducks to the Vegas Golden Knights. Theodore was assigned to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL) to begin the 2017–18 season, but was recalled to the NHL on October 30.
Theodore had a career year in 2017-18, tallying new highs in games played (61), goals (6), assists (23) and points (29).
Theodore signs seven-year contract with Vegas September 25, 2018
The Vegas Golden Knights and Shea Theodore came to terms on a 7-year, $36.4 million contract on Monday, a deal that will see the up-and-coming defenseman in a Golden Knights jersey through the 2024-25 season. The Langley, British Columbia-native really came into his own last year with the expansion side. After a short stint in the AHL provided evidence that he was clearly NHL-ready, Theodore quickly became a fixture of Vegas’ defensive corps during the regular season, tallying an impressive 29 points (6 goals, 23 assists) in just 61 games played. He would continue his great run of form into the playoffs, leading all Vegas Golden Knights’ defensemen in points with 10 (3 goals, 7 assists), while averaging nearly 22 minutes a game.
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