Brendan Shanahan

Birth Name: Brendan Frederick Shanahan

Place of Birth: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: January 23, 1969

Ethnicity: Irish

Brendan Shanahan is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He was a left winger in the National Hockey League (NHL). Regarded as one of the greatest, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013. He is the president and alternative governor for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has also acted.

Brendan is the son of Irish parents, Rosaleen and Donal Shanahan. He is married to Catherine, with whom he has three children.

Brendan’s paternal grandfather was Frederick Shanahan (the son of William Shanahan and Martha Jane Richards).

Brendan’s paternal grandmother was Mary O’Sullivan (the daughter of David O’Sullivan and Margaret Mary McSweeney). Margaret was the daughter of Mortimer McSweeney and Nell Lehane.

Brendan’s maternal grandfather was Joseph Kerr (the son of Thomas Kerr and Jane Bell).

Brendan’s maternal grandmother was named Rose Ann Farnan.

Source: Genealogy of Brendan Shanahan (focusing on his father’s side) –

1 Response

  1. jackson9 says:

    Thank you for confirming, but why didn’t you accept the bigstock photo of him in the NJ Devils photo I attached?

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