Saturday, July 11, 2015

Shawn Horcoff Swatch Card

Shawn Horcoff didn't remain out of work for too long after the Dallas Stars chose not to re-sign him. In the third day of free agency, he was already a member of the Anaheim Ducks, who needed to add some playoff experience to a relatively young core, and the former Edmonton Oilers captain was a key member of a team who got to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final with their back-up goalie in 2006.

He has a career winning record in the playoffs, and provides the Ducks with a third-line center who can produce offensively and fill in on the wing on a second line once in a while as well. He had 11 goals and 29 points in Dallas last year, playing behind Tyler Seguin and Jason Spezza, with little powerplay time and not playing with elite talent, though he did have former Oilers linemate Ales Hemsky at his side for a few games. In 2013-14, he had 6 points in 6 postseason games with the Stars.

In addition to captaining the Oilers, he did so with the NCAA's Michigan State Spartans as well, and was an alternate in Dallas. He has also has played for Team Canada at the World Championships three times, winning gold twice (2003 and 2004) and silver (2009).

Here he is in the Stars' current beautiful green (home) uniform, from Panini's 2013-14 Titanium set (#GG-SH of the Game-Worn Gear sub-set), featuring a dark blue Oilers patch:

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