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Brendan Shanahan
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Brendan Shanahan Whalers Career Highlights
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9/18/1995 Brendan Shanahan is named team captain (9th NHL, 10th Franchise) before ever playing a game for the Whalers. Adam Burt, Andrew Cassels, and Glen Wesley will remain assistant captains. 
10/7/1995 Brendan Shanahan plays his 1st Whalers game recording his 1st point (an assist) vs the Rangers. 
11/4/1995 Brendan Shanahan scores his 1st two Whalers goals vs Ottawa. 
12/15/1995 Brendan Shanahan scores his 250th NHL goal (adding another goal and an assist) vs Colorado. 
1/3/1996 Brendan Shanahan is selected as the starting left wing in the 1996 All-Star game in Boston with 296,043 fan votes. He is the 2nd Whalers player (Kevin Dineen) to be voted as a starter in the game. 
1/20/1996 Brendan Shanahan represents the Whalers scoring a goal in the 1996 NHL All-Star game in Boston. 
1/31/1996 Brendan Shanahan plays his 600th NHL game scoring 2 goals and an assist vs Los Angeles. 
2/23/1996 Brendan Shanahan scores his only Whalers hat trick (7th career) and adds an assist vs Pittsburgh. 
2/28/1996 Brendan Shanahan records his 300th NHL assist vs Edmonton. 
3/27/1996 Brendan Shanahan scores the 6,500th goal in Whalers franchise history vs Boston. 
4/14/1996 Brendan Shanahan scores his team leading 44th goal and 76th point of the season vs Buffalo. 
9/23/1996 Brendan Shanahan publicly requests to be traded and relinquishes his captaincy. 
10/8/1996 Brendan Shanahan plays his 76th and last Whalers game scoring a shorthanded goal (his 45th) vs Pittsburgh. 
11/11/2013 Brendan Shanahan is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.