Western Conference goaltenders will now face the powerful slapshots of Sheldon Souray.
John Kenney, Gazette
We’ve dug into our files for the career statistics and a few photos that capture the many faces of seven-season Canadiens defenceman Sheldon Souray, a two-time all-star who’s now a member of the Edmonton Oilers.
As an 8-year-old, wearing the sweater of the Evansdale (Edmonton) Maple Leafs,
on the Métis reservation of Fishing Lake, Alta., where he was raised.
Courtesy Lillian Parenteau (Souray’s mother)
His scarred left wrist, surgically repaired five times, cradling his
then month-old daughter, Valentina.
Dave Sidaway, Gazette
Congratulating Canadiens goalie Cristobal Huet after a victory last November.
Phil Carpenter, Gazette
Mixing it up with the New York Rangers’ Colton Orr last March.
John Mahoney, Gazette
At close quarters with Buffalo’s Chris Drury at the Bell Centre, also last March.
Allen McInnis, Gazette
With daughter Valentina last Christmas.
Courtesy Bob Fisher, Canadiens; and Souray
During the NHL lockout, with Färjestad teammates Mike Comrie (centre) and Zdeno Chara.
Courtesy Jorgen Kalitzki, Färjestad BK
The Swedish press was more than a little interested in Souray’s Métis roots.
SHELDON SOURAY’S CAREER STATISTICS, Courtesy hockeybd.com