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Brunswick Hockey Star Is Headed to The Winter Olympics

Kevin Shattenkirk. Credit: St. Louis Blues.
Kevin Shattenkirk. Credit: St. Louis Blues.

Brunswick School will be represented in the hockey rink at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Kevin Shattenkirk, a 24-year-old defenseman for the St. Blues, was picked for the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, according to the St. Blues website.

Shattenkirk was born in New Rochelle and played for Boston University after graduating Brunswick in 2004. 

He was one of three Blues players chosen for the Olympics. The two others are forwards David Backes and T.J. Oshie.

Shattenkirk will be representing the U.S for the fourth time in his career and first at the Olympics. He has appeared at the 2007 U-18 World Junior, 2009 World Juniors and 2011 World Championships, while he also spent four seasons in the U.S. National Development program (2005-2007). This season, the 5-foot-11, 207-pound defenseman leads the Blues’ defense and shares fifth among all defensemen with 28 points (six goals, 22 assists) while his 15 power play points is tied for second overall, according to The Blues website.

In addition, his three game-winning goals are a career-high and share the lead among all defensemen. Overall, Shattenkirk has dressed in 239 games during his four-year NHL career, totaling 137 points (29 goals, 108 assists) and 130 penalty minutes.

Since entering the league in 2010-11, Shattenkirk ranks fourth in points and assists, while sharing third in goals among U.S.-born defensemen.

The Sochi Olympics will be held Feb. 7-23, 2014.
Taxpayer January 10, 2014 at 06:42 PM
Kevin was born in Greenwich. He grew up in New Rochelle.

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