Shawn Cronin
Position Defenceman
Shot Left
6 ft 2 in (0 m)
210 lb (95 kg)
Teams Washington Capitals
Winnipeg Jets
Philadelphia Flyers
San Jose Sharks
Nationality USA
Born August 20 1963 (1963-08-20) (age 57),
Flushing, MI, USA
Pro Career 1986 – 1997

Shawn P. Cronin (born August 20, 1963) is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets, Philadelphia Flyers and San Jose Sharks.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Cronin was originally signed as a free agent in 1986 by the Hartford Whalers, although he never played for the parent team. In 1988 he was signed as a free agent by the Washington Capitals. After playing only one game for the Capitals he signed with the Winnipeg Jets. It was with Winnipeg where he played most of his NHL games, suiting up 193 times over three seasons. He scored one goal for the Jets during that time. Upon scoring his first goal (against the Quebec Nordiques in November of 1990), McDonald's commemorated the feat by donating $44,000 to the Winnipeg Jets Goals for Kids Charity. (Cronin's number with Winnipeg was the number 44, hence the $44,000 donation).

He also played for the Philadelphia Flyers and San Jose Sharks. It was in Philadelphia where he scored two goals in one season (one of which was scored against his former team at the Winnipeg Arena). He recorded the 1st San Jose Shark playoff goal in team history. He retired from the NHL having scored three goals over seven seasons of play.

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