|Assets:||Is a sound positional player and works hard at all aspects of his game. Has good puck-handling skills. Skates very well and is a good face-off man. Always leads by example.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't cash in on enough of his many scoring chances, nor does he use his size enough to his advantage. Needs to be quicker in his decision-making ability. Has disappointed on offense.|
|Career Potential:||Veteran two-way center and leader.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2002-03|
|NHL||Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game||2007-08|
|CCHA||Player of the Year||1999-00|
|CCHA||Best Defensive Forward||1999-00|
|CCHA||First All-Star Team||1999-00|
|NCAA||West First All-American Team||1999-00|
|CCHA||All-Academic Team||1999-00, 1998-99|
|3/22/2014||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|3/14/2014||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/04/2014||Missed 1 game (illness).|
|7/04/2013||Acquired from the Edmonton Oilers.|
|3/10/2013||Missed 15 games (broken knuckle).|
|2/06/2013||Broken knuckle, injured reserve.|
|2/04/2013||Missed 2 games (strained neck).|
|1/31/2013||Strained neck, day-to-day.|
|3/28/2012||Missed 1 game (back injury).|
|3/25/2012||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|4/10/2011||Missed the last 12 regular season games (left foot injury).|
|4/08/2011||Left foot injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/17/2011||Left foot injury, day-to-day.|
|2/15/2011||Missed 1 game (bronchitis).|
|1/20/2011||Missed 18 games (knee injury).|
|12/10/2010||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|12/09/2010||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/14/2010||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|11/09/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/16/2010||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|11/15/2009||Missed 4 games (shoulder injury).|
|11/04/2009||Shoulder injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/11/2009||Missed 2 games (leg injury).|
|2/07/2009||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|7/16/2008||Re-signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a six-year contract extension.|
|4/05/2008||Missed the last 29 games of the regular season (knee injury).|
|2/01/2008||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|3/17/2007||Missed 1 game (leg injury).|
|3/15/2007||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|7/14/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a three-year contract.|
|10/20/2005||Missed 2 games (right shoulder injury).|
|10/15/2005||Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|8/19/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.|
|9/06/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Mora IK of the Elitserien Hockey League (Sweden).|
|11/22/2003||Missed 1 game (back spasms).|
|11/20/2003||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|8/01/2003||Re-signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a two-year contract.|
|3/28/2002||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|3/15/2002||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|12/04/2000||Recalled from Hamilton (AHL).|
|9/22/2000||Assigned to Hamilton (AHL).|
|7/04/2013||Edmonton Oilers traded Shawn Horcoff to the Dallas Stars for Philip Larsen and a seventh-round draft pick in 2016.|
|6/27/1998||Drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 4th round (99th overall) in 1998.|
Shawn Horcoff contributes 2 helpers Wednesday | 04/24/2014 12:15 PM
NewsShawn Horcoff collected two assists in Wednesday's 4-2 victory over Anaheim.
ImpactHe's still looking for his first goal since Feb. 4, but he does have four helpers in four playoff contests versus the Ducks.
Horcoff, Stars welcome playoff animosity | 04/23/2014 10:23 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff expected the hate to build up in Dallas' opening round series against Anaheim.
Dallas Morning News
Impact"That's playoff hockey," he said. "You play each other enough, and you're going to develop some tension in the game. I mean, it's natural. Neither of us wants to go home, so the only way to keep playing is to fight harder." The Stars played a much more in-your-face style in Game 3 and it helped them post a 3-0 victory. Horcoff, who has two assists in three contests this postseason, and Dallas will be looking to even up the series on Wednesday night.
Shawn Horcoff reaches the 20-point mark | 03/30/2014 10:04 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff had two assists in the Stars' 4-2 win over St. Louis on Saturday.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactThat snapped Horcoff's eight-game point drought. He has seven goals and 13 assists in 69 contests in 2013-14.
Shawn Horcoff is expected to return Saturday | 03/21/2014 3:26 PM
NewsShawn Horcoff (upper body) will be able to return Saturday.
Mark Stepneski on Twitter
ImpactHorcoff has been out for four straight games. The Stars only managed to earn a single point during his absence.
Shawn Horcoff isn't traveling with Stars | 03/16/2014 9:40 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff (upper body) is likely to miss the Stars' next three games.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHorcoff didn't travel with the Stars to Winnipeg for the start of their three-game road trip. He has 18 points and 46 penalty minutes in 64 games this season.
Horcoff will miss Sunday night's game v Jets | 03/15/2014 1:03 PM
NewsShawn Horcoff will not play Sunday night against the Jets.
Stars Inside Edge
ImpactHe is dealing with an upper-body injury and did not travel with his teammates to Winnipeg. Keep Horcoff on reserve for now.
Shawn Horcoff has an upper-body injury | 03/14/2014 2:07 PM
NewsShawn Horcoff is dealing with an upper-body injury.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactStars coach Lindy Ruff warned that Horcoff "might be a while." He has seven goals and 11 assists in 64 games in 2013-14.
Shawn Horcoff gets an assist Saturday | 01/05/2014 9:28 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff collected an assist in Dallas' 5-1 loss to Detroit.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHorcoff missed Thursday's game due to the flu. He has four goals and 13 points in 40 contests in 2013-14.
Shawn Horcoff (flu) is ready to play Saturday | 01/04/2014 1:01 PM
NewsShawn Horcoff (flu) said he's ready to play Saturday night against Detroit.
Mike Heika on Twitter
ImpactHe sat out Thursday's game because he was feeling under the weather. Horcoff has four goals and 12 points in 39 games this year.
Shawn Horcoff (flu) practices Friday | 01/03/2014 4:27 PM
NewsShawn Horcoff (flu) took part in Friday's practice.
ImpactHorcoff doesn't appear to be completely over the illness though, so he's still questionable for Saturday's game. He has 12 points and 26 penalty minutes in 39 contests.
Shawn Horcoff out Thursday with the flu | 01/02/2014 4:21 PM
NewsShawn Horcoff won't play Thursday because of an illness.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHe's suffering from flu-like symptoms so he missed the morning skate. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Horcoff misses practice Monday | 12/30/2013 12:32 PM
NewsShawn Horcoff was not on the ice at practice Monday.
Stars Inside Edge
ImpactNo word on whether this is a maintenance day off for the veteran or if he is ill or sustained an injury in Sunday night's contest against St. Louis. Horcoff's spot at practice between Vernon Fidler and Ray Whitney was taken by Dustin Jeffrey, who was a healthy scratch against the Blues. We will pass any info about Horcoff along as soon as it is public.
Shawn Horcoff scores in loss to Maple Leafs | 12/05/2013 10:20 PM
NewsCenter Shawn Horcoff scored a goal for Dallas in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs.
ImpactHorcoff had a goal disallowed earlier in the contest due to a high stick, but he bounced back with another deflection that beat Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier. Erik Cole also netted his fourth of the season in the defeat.
Horcoff set for emotional return to Edmonton | 11/13/2013 9:05 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff will be back in Edmonton to play against the Oilers on Tuesday night.
Dallas Morning News
Impact"It's going to be emotional," said Horcoff, who was drafted by the Oilers in 1998 and played every season of his career with the club until he was traded to Dallas in the summer. "They gave me a chance to come into this league. I played every line, every position, I went from a guy who played six, eight minutes a night to a top-playing guy. I owe them a lot." He has one goal and one assist in his last two games, which gives him five points in 17 appearances with his new team so far.
Shawn Horcoff grabs two points in Stars' loss | 10/20/2013 11:08 PM
NewsShawn Horcoff scored a goal and assisted on another for the Stars during their 6-3 loss to the Ducks in Anaheim Sunday.
ImpactThe goal was Horcoff's first as a Star. The former Oiler also picked up his first assist with Dallas. Also scoring goals for Dallas were Ryan Garbutt (first) and Brenden Dillon (second).
Shawn Horcoff big fan of Stars' depth | 07/11/2013 8:18 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff likes the Dallas Stars' depth up the middle.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHorcoff joined Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley on the list of the Dallas Stars' newly acquired centers. "I'm a fan of depth," said Horcoff. "I have played on teams with depth, and I've played on teams with not much. And the problem with teams with not much, is there are always going to be lulls throughout the years or on certain lines, and just that change or tweak can keep things fresh. You can reignite by juggling things around. This depth will give (coach) Lindy (Ruff) the opportunity to do that." That depth will also make it hard for Horcoff to get or maintain a top-six position next season.
Shawn Horcoff aware of No. 10's significance | 07/10/2013 9:35 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff is aware of the importance of the number 10 he'll wear in Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News
ImpactLongtime captain Brendon Morrow donned that number. "I've got a lot of respect for Brenden, I've played with him in World Championships before," Horcoff said. "We're both in the same situation where we were both with the same organization for so long and maybe needed a chance, so I'm aware of the significance of the number, and I'll do anything I can to keep that significance going."
Stars acquire Shawn Horcoff from Oilers | 07/05/2013 11:09 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff has been dealt to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Philip Larsen and a seventh round pick.
ImpactHorcoff is the third center the Dallas Stars have added recently. It's not clear where he'll fit into the team's lineup, but it wouldn't be shocking if he doesn't start the campaign with a top-six spot. He had seven goals and 12 points in 31 games last season.
Shawn Horcoff reportedly traded to Stars | 07/04/2013 9:05 PM
NewsDarren Dreger of TSN is reporting that the Oilers and Stars are working on a trade that would see Shawn Horcoff shipped to Dallas.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactThe are certainly more details to follow, but it would be quite a coup if Craig MacTavish were able to unload Horcoff's $5.5 million cap hit. New Dallas GM Jim Nill has worked hard to rebuild the Stars center ice position so this move would seem to be in that same vein.
Report: Oilers won't buy out Shawn Horcoff | 06/25/2013 6:38 PM
NewsThe Edmonton Oilers won't buy out Shawn Horcoff, according to Sportsnet's Mark Spector.
Mark Spector on Twitter
ImpactThat doesn't mean Horcorff is safe. Oilers GM Craig MacTavish publicly stated Horcoff is on the training block and he believes the best option for the team is to send Horcoff and teammate Ales Hemsky elsewhere. One thing that's important to note from Spector's report is MacTavish may very well still use one of the team's compliance buyouts this summer even if it won't be on Horcoff. Spector didn't say who that player might be other than to say it's "quite possible" the Oilers will buy out a player this time around.
Oilers open to trading Horcoff and Hemsky | 06/06/2013 4:50 PM
NewsThe Edmonton Oilers are open to trading Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemsky.
Mark Spector on Twitter
ImpactGM Craig MacTavish said the "ideal scenario would be to move them on" even though he has plenty of respect for them both. It has been talked about before that the Oilers might part ways with Horcoff and Hemsky, but hearing MacTavish openly admit the possibility makes it feel like it could actually happen.
Horcoff's future with Oilers still up in air | 05/24/2013 4:10 PM
NewsThe Edmonton Oilers haven't made a final determination regarding their plans for Shawn Horcoff.
ImpactHorcoff had just seven goals and 12 points in 31 games this season despite the fact that he comes with a team-high $5.5 million cap hit. That's led to some speculation that the Oilers might buyout Horcoff's contract. Oilers GM Craig MacTavish feels Horcoff has "gotta get energized as well and we'll see what happens or what the summer has in store for Shawn and the Edmonton Oilers." In the meantime, MacTavish will be looking to acquire a big center.
Shawn Horcoff's future a big story for Oilers | 05/14/2013 9:55 AM
NewsJim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal speculates it's only 50-50 the Oilers will buy out captain Shawn Horcoff this summer.
ImpactHorcoff, who will be 35 before next season starts, is due to count $5.5 million against the cap the next two seasons and is coming off a 12-point, 31-game season. Young players like Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle appear ready to take over the team's leadership mantle and it's hard to see Horcoff having a big enough role next year to justify that pay day. If Horcoff does end up as a free agent, we imagine he'd have a decent group of teams interested in adding him at a reduced cost.
Shawn Horcoff picks up an assist Wednesday | 04/25/2013 10:42 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff had an assist in Edmonton's 4-1 loss Wednesday.
ImpactHorcoff has seven goals and 12 points in 29 games this season. He's signed through the 2014-15 campaign and comes with an annual cap hit of $5.5 million. His contract started with the 2009-10 season and unfortunately for the Oilers, that signing worked out for them.
Shawn Horcoff gets an assist Wednesday | 04/11/2013 11:09 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff recorded an assist on Wednesday.
ImpactHorcoff has six goals and nine points in 23 games this season. At this stage of his career, he has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Shawn Horcoff gets pp goal in return Sunday | 03/11/2013 7:45 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff scored a power play goal in his return to action from a fractured knuckle Sunday.
ImpactHorcoff missed 15 games with the injury. "There were a couple of instances where I felt a little weak on backhand passes, but I felt good. And that was a fast game," Horcoff said. He now has two goals and three points in eight games. He may be worth a pickup in deep leagues at this time.
Shawn Horcoff leaves IR, returns for Oilers | 03/10/2013 2:07 PM
NewsEdmonton Oilers captain Shawn Horcoff is scheduled to return for the fledgling team on Sunday.
Edmonton Oilers on Twitter
ImpactHorcoff has been out of action since Feb. 4 after fracturing his knuckle. It sounds like he will still be limited in some ways, particularly on faceoffs, so note that the already marginal center might not be ready to make a significant difference. Then again, his team clearly needs a boost, so you never know.
Shawn Horcoff (hands) expects to play Sunday | 03/09/2013 5:28 PM
NewsShawn Horcoff expects to return to Edmonton's lineup from a hand injury Sunday against Chicago.
ImpactHe sustained a displaced and fractured knuckle when he was hit by a puck on Feb. 4 and he hasn't played since. His grip may not be 100 percent and he may not take faceoffs, but he wants to get back into the lineup. Horcoff has a goal and an assist in seven games this season.
Shawn Horcoff hoping to return next week | 03/05/2013 9:58 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff (hand) wants to return to the lineup before the current nine game road trip ends on March 12.
ImpactHorcoff broke his knuckle on Feb. 5 and while he has been practicing, he is still having trouble gripping his stick and figures his face off skills will not be great to start. "I can't put a lot of pressure on it yet, but it's getting there," Horcoff said. "The good news is that when it's ready, I'll be ready to go (after skating and practicing for so long)." Consider him day-to-day for now but he will require an x-ray to determine his progress before he is able to return.
Shawn Horcuff could return during road trip | 02/25/2013 12:50 PM
NewsShawn Horcuff (hand) is hopeful of returning near the end of the team's upcoming nine-game road trip.
ImpactHorcoff hasn't played since breaking his knuckle during a Feb. 5 game. The nine-game trip stretches over three weeks, so it's hard to get excited for this news, but it's the first real update we've had since he was hurt. We'll update you as we hear more.
Shawn Horcoff is on the IR list | 02/06/2013 12:51 PM
NewsShawn Horcoff is on the injured reserve list.
ImpactHorcoff broke his knuckle in his first game back from a stiff neck. The Oilers specified that it's a long-term injury, but there's no exact timetable for his return.
S. Horcoff breaks knuckle, out indefinitely | 02/05/2013 11:19 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff returned to the Edmonton Oilers lineup on Monday and played 10:42 minutes before breaking his knuckle.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactHorcoff sustained the injury while blocking a shot. The exact timetable for his recovery isn't known, but it is a long-term injury. He has a goal and two points in seven games this season.
| 02/05/2013 2:49 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff returned to action on Monday February 4.
Oilers coach: Horcoff isn't concussed | 02/04/2013 5:53 PM
NewsShawn Horcoff, who is listed as out with a stiff neck, is not dealing with a concussion, according to Oilers coach Ralph Krueger.
ImpactHorcoff thought he was healthy enough to play on Friday, but was ultimately kept out of Saturday's contest. That raised alarm bells with some. "The medical staff concluded it would be better for him to take another day, knowing that will take him through to Monday night," Horcoff said. "It's more than just some strain in there that they think can get worse by playing." We'll see if he plays Monday night.
C Shawn Horcoff may return to Oilers today | 02/02/2013 11:30 AM
NewsEdmonton center Shawn Horcoff, who missed Thursday's game against the Sharks in San Jose because of a stiff neck, skated Friday with the Oilers when the team practiced at the University of Denver.
ImpactHe'll be a game-time decision for the Oilers' matinee tilt today against the Avalanche in Colorado. If he plays, Anton Lander will return to the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.
Horcoff would play if this was the playoffs | 02/01/2013 11:29 AM
NewsShawn Horcoff (strained neck) is healthy enough to play through the ailment, but he'd rather give it a chance to heal early in the season.
Impact"If it was the playoffs? Yeah, I'd be there. there's pills and meds (to mask the problem)," Horcoff said. He missed Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks.
Horcoff will sit Thursday with neck injury | 01/31/2013 6:19 PM
NewsShawn Horcoff won't play Thursday because of a neck injury.
ImpactHe was hurt on a check by Phoenix's Shane Doan on Wednesday night. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Oilers are gettting nothing handed to them | 01/28/2013 10:47 AM
NewsThe Edmonton Oilers have a lot of talent but there are no guarantees that they will succeed this season.
Impact"We haven't proven anything yet," said Oilers captain Shawn Horcoff. "A bunch of first overall picks, if you look back in history, that doesn't guarantee success. For every Pittsburgh and Chicago there's a Columbus and Florida. It doesn't guarantee anything." The Oilers look good offensively thus far but are lacking on the defensive side of things.
|Goals||1||7 times-last:at Phx||last:Feb 4||1|
|Assists||2||at StL||Mar 29||1|
|Points||2||3 times-last:at StL||last:Mar 29||1|
|Penalty Minutes||6||vs. CBJ||Apr 9||4|
|Plus/Minus||2||at StL||Mar 29||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||4 times-last:at Phx||last:Feb 4||1|
|Power Play Points||1||4 times-last:at Phx||last:Feb 4||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||vs. Det||Jan 4||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. Det||Jan 4||0|
|Shots||4||2 times-last:vs. Cgy||last:Oct 24||4|
|Penalty Minutes||85||2005-06 (Edm)|
|Power Play Goals||8||2008-09 (Edm)|
|Shorthanded Goals||3||2005-06 (Edm)|
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