Shea Theodore

Mason Black

2018-01-05

Shea Theodore, D

Shoots: L

Height: 6’0

Weight: 170

Born: 1996-03-08

Hometown: Aldergrove, BC

Drafted: 2013 by Anaheim Ducks, 26th Overall

 

Observations:

January 2018 – Shea Theodore made it impossible for Vegas to keep him out of the NHL by obliterating the AHL to start the season despite a logjam of NHL quality defense on the Golden Knights roster. Theodore posted 11 points, including five goals, in only eight games with the Chicago Wolves before being recalled at the start of November. Since then he has shown no sign of being relegated back to the AHL and has become a fixture quarterbacking Vegas’ first-line power play where he has averaged 2:30. The sky is the limit for Theodore’s offensive game, and has shown glimpses that he can surpass the 0.54 points-per-game average he has posted this season as he continues to work on developing his defensive acumen at the highest level.  Mason Black
 
June 2017 – The Vegas Golden Knights selected Clayton Stoner in the expansion draft and in return the Ducks dealt Theodore to Las Vegas. He will no doubt get playing time with the Golden Knights next season and should see top PP time with the club.
Lucas Main

 

May 2017 Theodore was called back up to Anaheim at the beginning of April because of multiple injuries and found himself in the line up when the playoffs began. He took advantage of his situation and had a fantastic first round, scoring two goals and five points in four games against Calgary in the first round. He finished the playoffs playing in 14 games and registering eight points. He was a scratch for the final three games against Nashville because the Ducks wanted more of a physical presence on the ice. There is no doubt he can move the puck, but he still needs some more work in his own zone. With the expansion draft and the Ducks blueline already having injuries going into next season, Theodore should be in the show full time next season. Lucas Main
 

September 2016 Theodore only played in one game at the Rookie Showcase tournament, but there is little for him to show in his game for the Ducks front office. He is big, poised with the puck with great skating and responsible defensive play. He was the best player on the ice and playing against recent draftees, and other prospects was not a challenge for him. He's already played in 19 NHL games but managed three goals and five assists. Only the massive defensive logjam in front of him is keeping him from a full-time job in Anaheim. If he does start in the AHL with the San Diego Gulls, Theodore would be smart to keep a bag packed in case of a trade or injury to the Ducks defensive corps. Zachary DeVine

 

March 2016 – After multiple occasions being called up to the Ducks, then reassig