The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the return of Colin Shields for the 2016/17 Elite League season. The forward, who has become a favourite with the fans in Belfast, will wear the teal Giants jersey for a ninth season.
Shields is both the Giants all-time leading points scorer & goal scorer and has played in 425 games, posting 172 goals and 303 assists – good for an impressive 475 points overall for the organisation.
Shields, 36 who hails from Glasgow, was selected 195th overall in the 2000 NHL draft by the Philadelphia Flyers and the Team GB regular played his first season as a Giant in 2005/06 – winning his first Elite League title with the organisation, before going on to win the Challenge Cup and Knockout Cup in 2009, the 2010 Playoff championship before lifting the league trophy once more in 2013/14.
Steve Thornton, Head of Hockey Operations, on the signing of Colin Shields:
“It is great that Colin will make it season number nine in Belfast and in that time he has become one of the top British players in the Elite League. He has played a part of some of the most famous moments in Giants history, including the 2010 Playoff championship as well as the Elite League title in 2006 and 2014.”
“I am excited to have Colin back in Belfast for another season – he is a natural goalscorer and I know our fans in Belfast will be pleased to have him return for another season.”