RYAN PATRICK SHANNON; born March 2, 1983 ... shoots right ... played with BC teammates Taylor Leahy and Chris Collins at the Taft School ... played for Team USA in the 2003 IIHF World Junior Championship in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia from Dec. 26, 2002-Jan. 5, 2003; recorded two assists in seven games ... played for the U.S. Under-18 Select Team that competed in the 2000 Four Nations Tournament in Kezmarok, Slovakia.
AS A JUNIOR (2003-04): Played in all 42 games ... earned JOFA All-America second-team honors ... captured Hockey East All-Conference first-team honors ... shared the program's John "Snooks" Kelley Memorial Award (with Ben Eaves) as the player who best typifies Boston College hockey ... finished second on the team in scoring with 42 points - 15 goals and 27 assists ... tied with Tony Voce for the Hockey East scoring title with 27 points - eight goals and 19 assists - in 24 league games; ranked second in the league in assists ... finished the season with a plus-20 rating, including a plus-16 rating in conference contests ... BC had a 23-1-3 record when Shannon registered a point ... enjoyed 11 multiple-point games, including four three-point contests and three two-goal games ... tallied three power-play goals, one shorthanded goal and three game-winning goals ... had a 12-game scoring streak from Nov. 5-Dec. 28 ... registered two goals and one assist in BC's win over Niagara in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Manchester, N.H. (3/27) ... posted two goals and one assist in a 4-2 win at Northeastern (1/23); his second goal was a shorthanded tally in the final minute ... scored two goals, including the gamewinner, against Boston University in the second game of the Hockey East quarterfinal-round series (3/12) ... scored the game-winning goal - on the power play - against Dartmouth (11/25); also netted the decisive goal against Northeastern four nights later ... tallied a power-play goal in BC's 2-1 win at North Dakota (10/18).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2002-03): Played in 36 games; missed three games while playing in the IIHF World Junior Championship ... finished third on the team in scoring with 38 points - 14 goals and 24 assists; recorded 22 points - eight goals and 14 assists - in 23 Hockey East contests ... enjoyed 10 multiple-point games, including one multiple-goal effort ... scored seven power-play goals, two game-winning goals and one shorthanded goal ... opened the season with a five-game scoring streak, including two three-point outings ... collected three assists at Massachusetts (10/13) ... notched one goal and two assists in a home win over Vermont (10/20) ... netted one shorthanded goal and added one assist in a win at UMass-Lowell (10/26) ... registered one power-play goal and two assists at Dartmouth (11/27) ... scored the game-winning goal in a two-point effort at Providence (1/25) ... recorded two assists, including one on Dave Spina's decisive goal, at Maine (2/7) ... returned from the World Junior Championship and registered at least one point in 10 of the next 11 contests ... tallied three points against Merrimack in the first game of the Hockey East Tournament quarterfinal-round series (3/7); notched two goals - one on the power play - and one assist.
AS A FRESHMAN (2001-02): Played in all 38 games ... registered 25 points -- eight goals and 17 assists; recorded 17 points -- six goals and 11 assists -- in Hockey East action ... scored two game-winning goals, one power-play goal and one shorthanded goal ... enjoyed five multiple-point games, including one multiple-goal contest ... earned the program's inaugural Bernie Burke Outstanding Freshman Award ... captured Hockey East Rookie of the Week honors on Feb. 25 after tallying three assists in a two-game sweep of Northeastern ... scored two goals at Northeastern (10/20); his first goal came 30 seconds into the game, his second came in a 6x5 situation with 21 seconds left ... recorded a season-high three points -- one goal and two assists -- in a 4-4 tie at Alaska-Anchorage (10/13) ... netted a shorthanded goal and added one assist in a 3-3 tie at Maine (12/8) ... scored the game-winning goal -- in overtime -- at UMass-Amherst (2/1) ... netted the decisive goal -- on the power play -- in a 4-3 home win over Maine (2/8) ... collected two assists in a 4-3 overtime win at UMass-Amherst; his second assist came on Jeff Giuliano's gamewinner ... tallied two assists, including one on Giuliano's gamewinner, at Northeastern (2/2) ... also assisted on Giuliano's decisive score at Wisconsin (11/3).
BEFORE BC: Registered 49 points - 23 goals and 26 assists -- in 25 games as a senior at Taft in 2000-01 ... earned USHR New England Prep First Team All-Star honors as a senior ... also received the Coaches Award at Taft in 2000-01 ... served as team captain as a senior ... recorded 48 points -- 23 goals and 25 assists -- in 25 games in 1999-2000 ... captured USHR New England Prep Second Team All-Star accolades as a junior; also earned the publication's New England Most Improved Player award in 1999-2000 ... helped lead Taft to the Founders League title in 1999-2000 and 2000-01; Taft also won the Lawrenceville Christmas Tournament in each of his last two seasons ... played for head coach Mike Maher ... gained Hockey Night in Boston (HNIB) All-Scholastic honors in 2000-01; was recognized as HNIB's Connecticut Prep Offensive Player of the Year ... played for Team New England in USA Hockey's Select 15, Select 16 and Select 17 Festivals; earned All-Tournament honors in the Select 17 Festival (July 2000 in St. Cloud, Minn.) after leading New England to the title.
PERSONAL: Enrolled as an economics major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... is the 2004-05 recipient of the Paul Patrick Daley Student-Athlete Scholarship ... served as the head of Taft's Admissions Council in 2000-01 ... Ryan is the oldest of Maureen and Patrick Shannon's three children.
SHANNON'S CAREER STATISTICS
YEAR CL GP G A PTS PEN PPG SHG HT GW 2001-02 Fr. 38 8 17 25 6/12 1 1 0 2 2002-03 So. 36 14 24 38 2/4 7 1 0 2 2003-04 Jr. 42 15 27 42 11/22 3 1 0 3 CAREER 116 37 68 105 9/38 11 3 0 7