Shawn Bates
Shawn Bates
Center
NUMBER: 17
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
WEIGHT: 210
SHOOTS: Right
BIRTHDATE: 04/03/1975
BIRTHPLACE: Medford, MA, USA
DRAFTED: BOS: 1993-103 overall
- Appeared in his first game of the 2007-08 season on 11/28 vs. OTT.
GAMES MISSED: 33 --- Healthy Scratch: 2 --- Injury: 31 (groin/sports hernia, 20; hip, 11).
LAST SEASON
Missed 80 games, 71 due to hip surgery and a sports hernia…Appeared in two games (November 28 vs. Ottawa and November 29 at New York Rangers).

CAREER
2006-07: Moved into sole possession of sixth place in franchise history with 13 short-handed goals on Jan. 30 vs. Detroit...Missed the last 31 games of the season with a groin/sport hernia injury.

2005-06: Led the Islanders in game-winning goals with four...Led the team with a shooting percentage of 15.8...Led the team with a faceoff percentage of 51.3...Played in 400th NHL game on March 19 at Tampa Bay...Finished fifth on the team in goals scored with 15.

2003-04: Notched his 100th NHL assist Feb. 29 vs. PITT...Had points in five straight Oct. 29-Nov. 8...Tied a career high with three points (1-2-3) Nov. 19 at FLA and again Dec. 9 vs. TB (1-2-3)...Played his 300th NHL game Nov. 26 vs. CAR...Notched his 11th career shorthanded goal Oct. 29 at PITT and now ranks T-7th on Islanders' alltime chart...Missed last 13 games due to a groin strain.

2002-03: Led the NHL with six SHGs...Tied for fifth on the team with 42 points...Had a six-game point streak (3-4-7) Feb. 19-March 1.

2001-02: Set career highs in goals, assists and points...Finished fourth on the team in scoring... Scored three SHGs, including the first of his career.

2000-01: Played in his 100th NHL game on Oct. 31 at NYI...Won the Fastest Skater competition at Boston's skills competition for the second time.

1998-99: Split the season between Boston and Providence(AHL)...Registered two multiple-point games...Notched two points (1-1-2), including his first NHL assist Dec. 5 vs. PITT... Won Fastest Skater competition in the Bruins skills competition.

1997-98: Split his first pro season between Boston and Providence... Scored his first NHL goal in his first NHL game Oct. 2 vs. Los Angeles.

PLAYOFFS
2007: Missed the entire Eastern Conference Quarterfinals due to injury.

2004: Fourth among forwards, averaging 17:13 TOI/game.

2003: Scored on the power play in Game 1.

2002: Became the first Islander and second American born NHL player to score on a penalty shot in the playoffs in Game 4 win over Toronto (Joseph)...Tied for fourth on the team in points.

1999: Made his NHL playoff debut.

COLLEGE
Played four seasons at Boston University, totalling 73-71-144 with 190 penalty minutes in 160 games... Competed in the Final Four in each of his four seasons, including two Final appearances...Won a championship with the Terriers in 1994-95 and was named to the All-Tournament team.

INTERNATIONAL
Played for Team USA in the 1995 World Juniors, recording six points (5-1-6) in seven games.

MILESTONES:
1st NHL game: 10/2/97 vs. Los Angeles
1st NHL goal: 10/2/97 vs. Los Angeles (Fiset)
1st NHL assist: 12/5/98 vs. Pittsburgh

Most Goals: 2, (twice) Last:12/18/01 vs. Edmonton
Most Assists: 2, (13 times) Last: 12/21/03 at Washington
Most Points: 3, (twice) Last: 12/9/03 vs. Tampa Bay