Shawn Belle
Shawn Belle
Position Defence
Shoots Left
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
235 lb (107 kg)
DEL Team
F. Teams
Adler Mannheim
Colorado Avalanche
Minnesota Wild
Montreal Canadiens
Edmonton Oilers
Born January 3 1985 (1985-01-03) (age 35),
Edmonton, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 30th overall, 2003
St. Louis Blues
Pro Career 2005 – present

Shawn James Robert Belle (born January 3, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

Playing careerEdit

Belle was a highly touted prospect playing for the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL) when he was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 1st round, 30th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. After being drafted, Belle returned to the Americans and played for 2 more years there. Belle has spent time with Team Canada’s junior program. He has played on the U-18 gold medals teams in 2003 as well as the U-20 team in 2003 and 2004. He also participated in the 2003 and 2004 Canada-Russia Challenge, while representing Team WHL and represented North America in the America Japan challenge.

Japan lead 6-4 in the challenge before Belle's goal sparked a 4 goal burst by North America, who won in a final score of 8-7. The next year Belle's penalty in triple OT cost North America as they fell 1-0.

During the 2004–2005 season Belle was traded to the Dallas Stars.[1] For the 2005–2006 season, Belle turned pro and joined the Stars minor league affiliate, the Iowa Stars. He played 45 games with the Stars before being traded to the Minnesota Wild and joining their affiliate, the Houston Aeros, for the remainder of the season.[2] For the 2006–2007 season, Belle played the majority of the year with the Aeros but also made his NHL debut with the Wild, skating in 9 games and recording 1 assist.

On July 11, 2008, Belle was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for forward Corey Locke. [3]

After two seasons within the Canadiens organziation, Belle signed as a free agent to a one-year contract with hometown team, the Edmonton Oilers on July 13, 2010.[4] On February 28, 2011, Belle was traded by the Oilers to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenceman Kevin Montgomery.[5]

Belle signed with Alsaslauren Hesium in Germany on September 10, 2011.[6]

Career statistics Edit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01Regina PatsWHL40330
2000–01Tri-City AmericansWHL20110
2001–02Tri-City AmericansWHL64117185152132
2002–03Tri-City AmericansWHL667142177
2003–04Tri-City AmericansWHL5592029681135815
2004–05Tri-City AmericansWHL621332457651126
2005–06Iowa StarsAHL4512363
2005–06Houston AerosAHL161121881014
2006–07Houston AerosAHL574141873
2006–07Minnesota WildNHL90110
2007–08Houston AerosAHL631237430002
2008–09Hamilton BulldogsAHL603101393610116
2009–10Hamilton BulldogsAHL7031619691916720
2009–10Montreal CanadiensNHL20000
2010–11Oklahoma City BaronsAHL393172061
2010–11Edmonton OilersNHL50000
2010–11Lake Erie MonstersAHL12336870338
2010–11Colorado AvalancheNHL40002
NHL totals 20 0 1 1 2
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2005 Minnesota
Silver 2004 Helsinki
IIHF U18 Championships
Gold 2003 Yaroslavl


Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Canada WJC18 7 1 1 2 0
2004 Canada WJC 6 0 1 1 0
2005 Canada WJC 6 1 0 1 6
Junior int'l totals 19 2 2 4 6



External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jeff Taffe
St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Marek Schwarz

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