Souray’s heavy shot bound for Edmonton

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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.

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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)

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His scarred left wrist, surgically repaired five times, cradling his
then month-old daughter, Valentina.

Dave Sidaway, Gazette

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Congratulating Canadiens goalie Cristobal Huet after a victory last November.
Phil Carpenter, Gazette

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Mixing it up with the New York Rangers’ Colton Orr last March.
John Mahoney, Gazette

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At close quarters with Buffalo’s Chris Drury at the Bell Centre, also last March.
Allen McInnis, Gazette

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With daughter Valentina last Christmas.
Courtesy Bob Fisher, Canadiens; and Souray

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During the NHL lockout, with Färjestad teammates Mike Comrie (centre) and Zdeno Chara.
Courtesy Jorgen Kalitzki, Färjestad BK

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The Swedish press was more than a little interested in Souray’s Métis roots.

SHELDON SOURAY’S CAREER STATISTICS, Courtesy hockeybd.com

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