Andrew Shaw Announces Retirement

On Monday morning, Andrew Shaw announced his retirement from the NHL.

Shaw will forever live in Blackhawks fans’ memories as one of the iconic players of the dynasty era. Originally a fifth-round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, he overwhelmingly exceeded expectations for where he was draft. He appeared in 67 postseason games for the Blackhawks, scoring 16 goals – and one that was taken off the board that he scored with his head.

The 139th overall pick in 2011, Shaw ends his career tied with Tampa’s Ondrej Palat for 11th from that draft class with 544 games played. He produced 247 points in his regular season career.

We love shinpads, and we love our Mutt. Thanks for some incredible memories, Shawzy!

39 thoughts on “Andrew Shaw Announces Retirement

  1. Shaw epitomizes the characteristics that differentiates a ‘hockey player’ from a ‘skater’.

    He is living proof that it is what’s between the ears that counts most, and not what is on paper.

    I hope the Blackhawks have a place in the organization for him. He’s earned it.

  2. Best decision of is life
    Thanks for the good memories and good luck with your new life
    A real warrior….

  3. Good luck to him, right decision, thanks for the memories and giving it your all every shift.

  4. Truly one of the best draft picks the organization ever made. A 5th round pick passed over in two earlier drafts who made a major impact almost immediately and played a significant role on two cup winning teams. What a great ambassador for the team – I have to believe there will be a long term role in the organization.

  5. What a great video – well done Shawzie. Thanks for all the memories and I’m sorry you won’t be able to make any more on the ice but you’re doing the right thing.

    The picture Tab chose for this post is one of the most iconic pictures of the Blackhawks Cup dynasty years. Cup held high with stitches in the corner of his eye and blood from a cut on his cheek dripping down into his scruffy playoff beard – a keeper, just like Andrew Shaw.

    I wish you good health. Your family is counting on it.

  6. Good move think of your health and family thanks for your grit and tanasity good luck to you and your family!

  7. Maybe he could coach Nylander and a few others how to give it your all. Thanks Shawzy you always had the heart of a lion.

  8. Mutt good decision think of your health and family. Thanks for your grit and tanasity good luck to you and your family thanks for the memories

  9. Good decision think of your health and family. Thanks for the memories your grit and relentlessness stay health best to you and your family

  10. Great decision….enjoy the rest of your life with your family. I can only Pray he puts his Trust and Faith in Jesus from this day forward.

  11. Best of luck to Shaw as he starts out on the rest of his life – he definitely was a great Hawk – so key to 2 Cups and almost a third – remember him centreing Kane and Sharp(?) in the later games of that ill fated series vs LA – that line almost brought them all the way back from down 3-1

    As most of us knew he was not coming back after his last concussion – I’m glad he didn’t try – health and family come first

  12. what a great blackhawk, competitor, athlete. not the skills of a steve larmer or darryl sutter, but a guy who brought the lunch pail ethic every bit as those guys did. gave the best he had every time he went over the boards. you can’t ask for more than that. a hockey player’s hockey player.

  13. Hat tip to #65. Foundational piece of 2 cup winners. Between 7 & 65 lots of leadership and grit leaving the Hawks. 2 classy players that left it all on the ice, asked little from anyone and always had their team mates back. Good luck to 65 on the next chapter.

  14. Glad he is doing the right thing for his health, hope he is able to live a long and healthy life. Will always be grateful for what he contributed to the Hawks success. Wish him the best.

  15. Old-time hockey…Eddie Shore, Toe Blake, Andrew Shaw!!

    There is no greater compliment!

  16. Forever know for his “header”! Should have been allowed just for style. What a great player and competitor. As many have said, we need more like him.

    Wishing him and his family the best for the future…and I hope a spot ongoing with the organization.

  17. Who didn’t love him? Every opposing team, that’s who! Ha! What a joy to watch him play as a Hawk.
    Blackhawks LEGEND.

  18. Will definitely miss seeing him play
    Was always willing to do anything to win
    As fans, we couldn’t ask for anything more
    Best of luck to him in the future

  19. Hoss Hammer Sharpy
    Crow Seabs Shaw

    The dynasty core is retiring except for 2 19 88.

  20. You were so kind to my son ( Andrew) years ago at an autograph signing, and from then on you were our favorite..we have followed you everywhere and were so happy to have you back home in Chicago! You were the heart -and guts of the team and you will be missed!! Shawzy you were our favorite-hate to see you go! peace out.

  21. Thank you Andrew Shaw. This organization already misses you more than you will ever know and so do all Hawk fans. Love to see you behind the bench in the future.

  22. I guess I am not surprised at this announcement given the style of play Shaw brought to his game, and the risk it put on his body. For a little guy he could really bring it, and he was above all fearless in the way he played against much larger players. That style of play no doubt inspired his teammates, and his personality had to help keep the room loose. Q certainly had great affection and respect for him too. He was one of my favorite players on this team. So many great memories he has left with us. How could anyone not love those battles he used to have with Roussel for example? I certainly wish him well, and hope his history of concussions does not come back to diminish his general health moving forward.

    Thanks Andrew and best wishes!

    Let’s Go Hawks!

  23. Hopefully, next year there will be a full house for a #65 One Last Shift. It’ll bring the roof down. Bring your hankies.

  24. Tough but wonderful decision and video. Remember him as a little buzz saw in the ‘O’. Congrats on a great career and best of health for you and your family.

  25. Shaw retiring -perfect timing- passing the Torch to Hagel- a carbon copy playing with same relentless tenacity, Hockey IQ, and Heart every shift! (minus the hitting/and penalties)

    True overachievers!

  26. Tough, hard, in your face, nose over puck style of hockey.

    This man’s game is what the NHL is all about.

    Not this foo-foo brand of Swiss hockey being taught to the team now.

    Nothing but admiration and praise to 65 for the game he played on the ice for the Chicago Blackhawks.

  27. Remember those times Tazer and others said they loved Shazwer but sometimes he wouldnt shutup on the bench.

  28. I will never forget the image of him buzzing around Zdeno Chara during that cup final. He never heard the phrase ‘punch your weight’. Such a great work ethic, he played every game like someone was going to realize he didn’t belong here and it would all be over tomorrow.

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