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Born February 7, 1976 (1976-02-07) (age 33),
Thompson, MB, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
230 lb (104 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
San Jose Sharks
Columbus Blue Jackets
Career 1998 – present

Jody Shelley (born February 7, 1976 in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada) is an ice hockey player in the National Hockey League for the San Jose Sharks. He is an enforcer. During the 2003–04 NHL season, he got into a career high 30 fights.

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Early life

He moved from Thompson when he was young to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia due to his father being a miner and constantly traveling. He graduated Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School.

Playing career

Shelley started playing hockey when he was young in the Yarmouth County Minor Hockey Association until his midget year. He moved away from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia when he was 18 to play for the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Shelley then played 19 games for Dalhousie University before being signed by the Saint John Flames in the AHL. Jody Shelley was originally signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames on September 1, 1998, but never played for them. Almost 2 years later, on August 17, 2000, he was signed as a free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets and played one game for them in the 2000–01 season. During that one game, he had ten minutes in penalties. After that, he played fairly regularly as the Blue Jackets' enforcer averaging over 200 minutes in penalties a season. On January 29, 2008, he was traded to the San Jose Sharks for a 6th round draft pick in 2009. He re-signed with San Jose in the off-season.

International play

During the 2004–2005 NHL Lockout, Shelley played for the JYP in the Finnish SM-Liiga. He played 11 games in the regular season with no goals, one assist and 20 penalty minutes. During the playoffs he played 3 games with no points and 25 penalty minutes.

Personal life

In 2004, Jody married fiancée, Mandy Thompson of Laurelville, Ohio. They met while he was playing in Columbus.

Charity

Jody Shelley hosts the Jody Shelley Golf Fore Health in his hometown of Yarmouth every summer which raises money for hospital equipment.

Records

  • Currently holds the all time record in penalty minutes (420) for the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL.
  • Also, he currently holds the single season record for penalty minutes (357) for the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL
  • Holds single-game penalty minutes record for the San Jose Sharks. (41)
  • His number (25) was retired from the Halifax Mooseheads.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 72 10 12 22 194 7 0 1 1 12
1995–96 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 50 13 19 32 319 6 0 2 2 36
1996–97 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 59 25 19 44 420 17 6 6 12 125
1997-98 Dalhousie University AUAA 19 6 11 17 145 - - - - -
1997–98 Saint John Flames AHL 18 1 1 2 50
1998–99 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 51 12 17 29 325
1998–99 Saint John Flames AHL 8 0 0 0 46
1999–00 Saint John Flames AHL 22 1 4 5 93 3 0 0 0 2
1999–00 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 36 9 17 26 256
2000–01 Syracuse Crunch AHL 69 1 7 8 357 5 0 0 0 21
2000–01 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 1 0 0 0 10
2001–02 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 52 3 3 6 206
2001–02 Syracuse Crunch AHL 22 3 5 8 165
2002–03 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 68 1 4 5 249
2003–04 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 76 3 3 6 228
2004–05 JYP FNL 11 0 1 1 20 3 0 0 0 25
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 80 3 7 10 163
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 72 1 1 2 175
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 31 0 0 0 44
2007–08 San Jose Sharks NHL 31 1 6 7 91 6 0 0 0 2
2008–09 San Jose Sharks NHL 70 2 2 4 116 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 481 14 26 40 1232 7 0 0 0 2

References

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