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Glace Bay’s Logan Shaw is the new captain of the Belleville Senators.
The American Hockey League team made the announcement on Monday afternoon. Shaw, a 28-year-old forward, is in his first season in the Senators organization.
He split last season with the Winnipeg Jets and their AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. He had seven points in 35 games with the Jets and was part of their playoff roster.
Shaw gave a shout-out to his parents back in Cape Breton when he heard he was getting the ‘C’ in Belleville.
“It means a lot to them, as it does to me,” Shaw said in a news release. “It’s the way I was raised to always be a good person first and as much as it is an honour for me, it’s also an honour for my parents as well. Just being where I am right now in general I am very proud. A lot of hard work has gone into it but being recognized as a leader on the team is a huge accomplishment for me.”
Shaw played the majority of his QMJHL career for the Cape Breton Eagles, the team his father Gerard serves as president. He also spent one-and-a-half seasons with the Quebec Remparts.
Shaw was picked in the third round (76th overall) of the 2011 NHL draft by the Florida Panthers and played 53 games for them before moving to the Anaheim Ducks, Montreal Canadiens and Jets for 162 more big league games.
He has 36 points in 215 career NHL regular season games and also 114 points in 239 games in the AHL.
“Logan Shaw is a consummate professional,” Belleville head coach Trent Mann said in a news release. “I love his demeanour. It’s perfect for this young group that’s come in this season. Things are different this year, there are a lot of obstacles and adversity on a daily basis and routines are different. We needed an older guy who’s been around and seen all levels and faced adversity to be able to lead the group, and that’s Logan Shaw.”