Brendan Shanahan

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Brendan Frederick Shanahan (born January 23, 1969) is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player who currently serves as the president and alternate governor for the Toronto Maple Leafs, having previously served as the director of player safety for the National Hockey League (NHL). Originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils second overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, Shanahan played in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils (two stints), St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brendan Shanahan has received more than 768,204 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Brendan Shanahan is the 135th most popular hockey player (down from 97th in 2019), the 807th most popular biography from Canada and the 33rd most popular Canadian Hockey Player.

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Among hockey players, Brendan Shanahan ranks 135 out of 358. Before him are František Kaberle, Tomas Holmström, Marián Gáborík, Scott Niedermayer, Sergei Mozyakin, and Glenn Anderson. After him are Daniel Sedin, Alexander Radulov, Mark Streit, Martin St. Louis, Viktor Kozlov, and Roman Hamrlík.

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Among people born in 1969, Brendan Shanahan ranks 724Before him are Dambisa Moyo, Kathrin Boron, Nandita Das, Inna Lasovskaya, José Alves dos Santos Júnior, and Claudio Úbeda. After him are Mateo Garralda, Paea Wolfgramm, Alex Lopes do Nasciment, Helen Kelesi, Jorge Majfud, and Koji Maeda.

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Among people born in Canada, Brendan Shanahan ranks 807 out of 1,130. Before him are Sami Zayn (1984), Marc Gagnon (1975), Glenn Anderson (1960), Lars Hirschfeld (1978), Paul Stalteri (1977), and Luke Macfarlane (1980). After him are Aaron Douglas (1971), Venetian Snares (1975), Crystal Lowe (1981), Michael Barry (1975), Robert Farah (1987), and Brett Dier (1990).


Among hockey players born in Canada, Brendan Shanahan ranks 33Before him are Eric Lindros (1973), Bryan Trottier (1956), Paul Kariya (1974), Joe Thornton (1979), Scott Niedermayer (1973), and Glenn Anderson (1960). After him are Martin St. Louis (1975), Roberto Luongo (1979), Mike Comrie (1980), Patrick Marleau (1979), Doug Gilmour (1963), and Vincent Lecavalier (1980).

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