October 11, 1966|
Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
Minnesota North Stars|
Tampa Bay Lightning
New Jersey Devils
|National team||United States|
Supplemental Draft, 1987|
Minnesota North Stars
A defenseman, Chambers played college hockey at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from 1985-1987. The Shawn Chambers Top Defenseman Award is presented annually to the best defenseman on the Alaska Nanooks ice hockey team.
Chambers was selected by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1987 NHL Supplemental Draft. He played parts of four seasons with the North Stars, including the 1991 improbable run to the finals. He is well known for a play in which he was beaten one-on-one by Mario Lemieux for one of the most memorable goals in Stanley Cup Finals history when the Penguins captain sifted the puck through Chambers' skates, went around him, and scored on North Stars goaltender Jon Casey.
Chambers was traded to the Washington Capitals prior to the 1991–92 NHL season, however he only played two games with the Capitals due to injuries. Left exposed in the 1992 NHL Expansion Draft, he was claimed by the Tampa Bay Lightning. After playing two and a half seasons with the Lightning, he was traded to the New Jersey Devils, and his strong defensive play helped guide the Devils to their first Stanley Cup in 1995.
Chambers would join the Dallas Stars prior to the 1997–98 NHL season, and a year later he would help guide the Stars to their first Stanley Cup Championship in 1999. He retired after only playing four games for the Stars the next season.
Chambers holds the record as the athlete with the lowest rating in video game history. In EA's NHLPA Hockey '93 Chambers, then a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning, had an overall rating of 1 (out of a possible 100).
Regular season and playoffs
|1985–86||U. of Alaska-Fairbanks||NCAA||25||15||21||36||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||U. of Alaska-Fairbanks||NCAA||28||11||19||30||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||Fort Wayne Komets||IHL||12||2||6||8||0||10||1||4||5||5|
|1987–88||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||19||1||7||8||21||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||72||5||19||24||80||3||0||2||2||0|
|1989–90||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||78||8||18||26||81||7||2||1||3||10|
|1990–91||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||29||1||3||4||24||23||0||7||7||16|
|1992–93||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||55||10||29||39||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||66||11||23||34||23||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||24||2||12||14||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||New Jersey Devils||NHL||21||2||5||7||6||20||4||5||9||2|
|1995–96||New Jersey Devils||NHL||64||2||21||23||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||New Jersey Devils||NHL||73||4||17||21||19||10||1||6||7||6|
- Steyn, Nick. "Everything builds character". Aurora Magazine. University of Alaska Fairbanks. Retrieved April 21, 2011.
- Foland, Jamie. "Greenham Named MVP At Alaska Hockey Banquet". Retrieved April 21, 2011.
- Bois, Jon (May 10, 2012). "Video Games Of Old: Who Was The Worst Athlete Of All Time?". sbnation.com. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- Wyshynski, Greg (October 25, 2007). "Shawn Chambers: The Worst Player in Sports Video Game History?". aolnews.com. Archived from the original on 27 November 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Picture of Shawn Chambers' Name on the 1995 Stanley Cup Plaque