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NHL PLAYER, Sean Monahan

BIOGRAPHY

Born Oct 12, 1994 -- Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Selected by Calgary Flames round 1 #6 overall 2013 NHL Entry Draft

Sean Monahan (born October 12, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League(NHL). He is a first round selection of the Flames, sixth overall, at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and played junior hockey with the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) where he served as team captain.

He was selected by the Ottawa 67's in the first round, 16th overall, at the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Priority Selection draft. Monahan's junior hockey career began with difficulty as he suffered a sprained wrist in his first training camp with the 67's, resulting in a slow start for him in the 2010–11 OHL season. An invitation to play in the 2011 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, in which he was a key performer for the gold medal-winning Team Ontario, allowed Monahan to regain confidence; he completed his first OHL season on the 67's second line and recorded 47 points in 65 games. Monahan played in his second international tournament following the season. He joined the Canadian Under-18 National Team for the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and scored a goal in the championship game to help Canada win a fourth consecutive gold medal at the event.

Playing alongside NHL prospects Tyler Toffoli, Shane Prince and Cody Ceci, Monahan was one of the OHL's top scorers in the 2011–12. He finished tied for 15th in league scoring with 78 points. He was named to the OHL's Second All-Star team and was the 67's representative on the league's All-Scholastic team. Monahan's third season in Ottawa was a transitional one for the franchise. The 67's had won three consecutive East Division titles between 2010 and 2012, but the graduation of top players caused the team to enter a rebuilding phase. The 67's finished in last place in the 2012–13 OHL season with just 16 wins. Monahan served as the team's captain, sharing the role with Ceci in the first half of the season until the latter player's departure in a trade. He finished the season with 31 goals and 78 points.

Monahan was one of the top-ranked prospects for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft: The NHL Central Scouting Bureau ranked him as the 5th best North American skater in its final ranking while International Scouting Services ranked him 9th overall. Among OHL draft prospects, the league's coaches rated Monahan highly for his intelligence on the ice, playmaking and stickhandling, and for his faceoff ability. He was selected in the first round, sixth overall, by the Calgary Flames. Upon his selection, the 18-year-old centre expressed his confidence that he was ready to immediately play in the NHL. He earned a spot on the Flames roster to begin the 2013–14 season and made his NHL debut on October 3, 2013, against the Washington Capitals. Monahan scored his first career point in the game, assisting on David Jones' goal in a 5–4 shootout loss. He then scored his first goal the following night against goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 4–3 win.  

Source: Wikipedia

NEWS

Monahan strikes again in Flames’ triumph February 05, 2018

Sean Monahan tallied the winning goal in overtime on Saturday night, as the Calgary Flames defeated the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 4-3. The 5th year center also led all skaters in shots on net with 8 and a 65% faceoff win (FOW) percentage. It was the Brampton-native second straight game with a goal, and his 24th of the season. He currently ranks first on his team in goals and plus/minus (+13), and second in points (45).

For more on Monahan and Saturday’s win, check out the nhl.com story here

Monahan plays starring role in Flames’ triumph January 10, 2018

Sean Monahan played a key role in Calgary’s 4th straight victory last night, tallying a goal and an assist in a 3-2 defeat of the Minnesota Wild. The Brampton, Ontario-native is a big reason why the Flames have been one of the hotter teams in the Western Conference of late. The talented center has been on fire during the team’s win streak, with 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists) and +6 rating in the last 4 games.

For more on Monahan and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Monahan steps up in Flames’ triumph January 05, 2018

Sean Monahan was named the 3rd star last night, as the Calgary Flames came from behind to defeat the Los Angeles Kings by a score of 4-3. Down 2-0 after the 1st period, the Flames scored 4 unanswered goals in the 2nd period, including Monahan’s eventual game-winner with just 45 seconds left in the frame. The team’s leading goal scorer would finish the game with 2 points (goal, assist), 4 shots on net and a +2 rating. For the season, the Brampton native has 36 points (19 goals, 17 assists) in 40 games played.

For more on Monahan and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

Monahan rises to the occasion in big Flames’ win November 20, 2017

Sean Monahan netted his first career hat trick on Saturday night, helping his Calgary Flames battle back to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in overtime. Down 3-1 heading into the 2nd period, the Brampton, Ontario-native put the Flames on his back, scoring his team’s next 3 goals, all on the power play. He would go on to finish the game with 4 points and 5 shots on net. For the season, Monahan has 20 points in just 19 games (11 goals, 9 assists) and sits 2nd in the NHL with 4 game-winning goals.

For more on Saturday’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

Monahan helps Calgary escape with win October 12, 2017

Sean Monahan scored the game-winning goal in overtime last night, as the Calgary Flames defeated the Los Angeles Kings, 4-3. After squandering an early 2-0 lead, the 23-year-old star center saved the day, netting a game-winner for the second straight game. The Brampton-native also added an assist in the contest, as well as 2 shots on net and a +2 rating.  Monahan has registered 4 points in his first 4 games of the season, helping guide the Flames to a 3-1 start.

For more on Monahan and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com article here

Monahan scores again in losing effort April 20, 2017

The Calgary Flames saw their 2017 NHL Playoffs end last night, losing 3-1 to the Anaheim Ducks. Among the few positives from the team’s four-game sweep was the play of Sean Monahan, who, despite the losses, was arguably the best offensive player of the series. The 22-year-old center led all players in goals (4) and tied for the most points with 5. The Brampton-native was also the only player in the entire NHL Playoffs to score in each of his first four games.

For more on Monahan, check out the SB Nation post here

Monahan plays the hero in latest Flames’ triumph March 27, 2017

Sean Monahan scored the winning goal with 2.5 seconds left in overtime, Saturday, as the Calgary Flames came from behind to defeat the St. Louis Blues, 3-2. The Brampton-native added an assist in the win, and would eventually go on to be named the 1st star of the contest. Calgary’s No. 1 center has been the team’s go-to player of late, with three goals and three assists in his last four games.

For more on Monahan and Saturday’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

Monahan guides Flames to another victory March 20, 2017

Sean Monahan was named the second star last night, as the Calgary Flames won for the 12th time in their last 13 games, defeating the Los Angeles Kings, 5-2.  The 4th year center registered 1 goal, 2 assists and a plus/minus rating of +3 in the contest. After a slow start to the season, the Calgary Flames have rebounded in a big way, and much of that is due to their top center’s excellent play. The Flames have a record of 17-3-1 in their last 21 games, with the Brampton-native tallying 19 points (8 goals, 11 assists) and an impressive rating of +14 in that span.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Monahan guides Flames to 7th straight win March 06, 2017

Sean Monahan was named the 1st star last night, as the Calgary Flames cruised to an emphatic, 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders. The 22-year-old center scored a goal and added an assist in Calgary’s season-high, 7th straight win, further solidifying their stranglehold on a Stanley Cup playoff spot. The Brampton-native has been excellent at both ends of the ice during the Flames’ run, tallying 8 points (2 goals, 6 assists) and an impressive +9 rating.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Monahan in the midst of NHL’s longest scoring streak December 19, 2016

The Calgary Flames have been one of the best teams in the month of December, and a lot of that can be traced to the play of Sean Monahan, who is currently on a nine-game scoring streak. The 22-year-old center explains that having the right mentality and focus has played a big part in his recent success. The Toronto, Ontario-native has tallied 5 goals and 6 assists during the streak, leading the Flames to an impressive 6-2-1 record in that span, and a tentative hold on the last wildcard spot in the NHL’s Western Conference.

For more on Monahan, check out the nationalpost.com article here

Monahan signs 7-year extension August 19, 2016

Restricted free agent Sean Monahan and the Calgary Flames came to terms on a seven-year contract extension today, at a reported average annual value of $6.375 million.  The 21-year-old star center has shown a steady improvement since entering the league in 2013-14, raising his point levels in each year (34, 62, 63).  In 2015-16 he registered a career-high in assists with 36, and placed second on the Flames with 27 goals. The Brampton, Ontario-native will suit up for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey in September.

For more on Monahan, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Monahan stays hot in Flames’ win March 21, 2016

Sean Monahan scored two goals—including the game winner—as the Calgary Flames cruised to a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens last night. The Brampton, Ontario-native also added an assist in the victory, and went on to be named the first star of the contest. Few players have been hotter than Monahan of late. The 3rd year centerman has tallied 9 points (including 5 goals) in his last 6 games.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

Monahan busts out in Flames’ romp February 04, 2016

Sean Monahan scored a goal and added three assists last night, leading the Calgary Flames to an impressive, 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. The 21-year-old playmaking center went on to be named the first star of the contest. Through 49 games this season, the Brampton, Ontario-native has tallied 15 goals and 18 assists.

For more on the Flames’ win, keep reading the nhl.com recap here

Monahan helps Flames win wild contest December 11, 2015

Sean Monahan was named the first star of the game last night, leading the Calgary Flames to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. The 3rd year, star center registered two goals and an assist in the match, including a plus/minus rating of +3.  The Brampton, Ontario-native is in the midst of his best stretch of the season, tallying seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in his last four games.

For more on Monahan, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Monahan looks to take Flames to new heights this season September 18, 2015

Sean Monahan has never been afraid of setting big goals for himself. From making his OHL team as a 15-year-old, to playing for the Calgary Flames in his draft year, the star center has always thought big. Coming into the 2015-16 season, the 20-year-old Brampton-native believes that expectations will be higher for Calgary after making the playoffs last year. Despite the pressure, Monahan appears more than ready to face the challenges that come with success.

For more on Monahan, keep reading the nhl.com story here.

Monahan helps Flames’ fan through tough time September 04, 2015

Sean Monahan did his best to brighten the day of a cancer-stricken Flames’ fan this week. Via Skype from his hometown of Toronto, Monahan wished the 17-year-old fan a happy birthday, and had one of his teammates deliver her his jersey. Drafted 6th overall in 2013, the centerman had a career-high, 31 goals last year in 81 games.

For more on Monahan, check out the nhl.com story here

Monahan a difference-maker in Flames’ triumph April 27, 2015

Sean Monahan scored a goal and two assists on Saturday night, in the Calgary Flames 7-4 defeat of the Vancouver Canucks. With the win, the Flames advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2004.  The 20-year-old centerman finished the game with a rating of +3 and four shots on net. Playing in his first ever NHL playoffs, the Brampton-native has showed well, tallying two goals and three assists in six games thus far.

For more on Calgary’s big win, check out the nhl.com story here

Monahan leading the Flames to new heights March 23, 2015

Second-year center Sean Monahan is a big reason why the Calgary Flames currently sit 3rd in the Pacific Division with an impressive record of 39-27-6. The 20-year-old rising star tallied his 29th goal and 54th point on Saturday, both big jumps in production from his rookie campaign. According to his coach though, what might be most impressive about Monahan is his maturity and commitment to winning, which are second to none. The 6th overall draft pick in 2013 has worked hard to become a 200-foot hockey player, improving his game in all three zones.

For more on Monahan, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Monahan comes up big in Flames’ win February 26, 2015

Sean Monahan scored the winning goal last night, as the Calgary Flames came from behind to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-1. The 20-year-old sophomore center went on to be named the first star of the contest, finishing with 2 points and 3 shots on net in 20:37 of ice time. The Brampton, Ontario-native has been in a groove of late, tallying four goals and four assists in his last six games.

For more on Monahan and last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com post here

Monahan Named 1st star in Flames’ win February 16, 2015

Sean Monahan scored two goals in a span of less than five minutes, Saturday, as the Calgary Flames defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2. The 20-year-old center has improved steadily in his second NHL season, becoming more responsible with and without the puck while still playing at a high level, offensively. Through 56 games he leads the Flames in goals with 19 and game-winning goals with 4. His plus/minus rating has also climbed to an impressive +5, while his average ice-time per game of 19:14 leads all forwards on the team.

For more on Monahan and last Saturdays’ game, keep reading the cbc.ca piece here

Monahan plays the hero in Flames’ triumph November 05, 2014

Sean Monahan scored the winning goal in overtime last night, as the Calgary Flames came from behind to defeat the Washington Capitals, 4-3. The 20-year-old center has really come on strong in the last 2 weeks, scoring 4 goals and adding two assists in his last 6 games played.  Coming off an impressive rookie season where he potted 22 goals, Monahan has been relied heavily on to carry the load at center, averaging nearly 18 minutes a game. He has responded well, winning more than 50% of his faceoffs while holding onto a decent plus/minus rating of +2.

For more on Monahan and last night’s win, check out the tsn.ca story here

Monahan ready to take on bigger responsibilities this season August 25, 2014

Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan may have played his first year like a seasoned veteran, but his opponents still treated him like a rookie. In year two, the 19-year-old offensive dynamo knows he will be a marked man, and he is looking forward to the challenge.  With veteran stars like Jarome Iginla now long gone, Monahan will be a main focal point of the Flames’ offense. Despite the added pressure, the Ontarian relishes the opportunity of taking on a starring role, and is looking to improve on a rookie season that saw him score 22 goals in 75 games.

For more on Monahan, keep reading the nhl.com article here

 

Sean Monahan continues strong play in Flames win March 06, 2014

Sean Monahan had a pair of assists in the Calgary Flames 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators, Wednesday night. The first-year pro has been nothing if not impressive this season, notching 18 goals and 10 assists in 55 games. Since returning from the Olympic break, the 19-year-old has four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in four games played.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the calgaryherald.com piece here.