|Born:||Jan 3, 1985||Draft:||2003 Blues, 30th Overall|
|Known For:||U20 WJC Gold Medal (2005)||Shoots:||Left|
|National Team:||Canada||Current Status:||Retired|
Shawn Belle (born January 3, 1985) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, having split his final year in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche during the 2010-2011 season. Drafted 30th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Belle served as an alternate captain for the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL) for two more seasons before making the jump to pro. Before he could make an impact at the American Hockey League (AHL) level, Belle was traded to the Dallas Stars. He appeared in 45 games with the Iowa Stars before Dallas traded him to the Minnesota Wild.
In the 2006-07 season, Belle made his NHL debut and recorded one assist in nine games. Unable to hold down a full-time role, Belle spent the majority of the year and the following two seasons in the AHL. After being traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Corey Locke, Belle was named as an alternate captain for the Hamilton Bulldogs, and appeared in two games in the NHL. His tenure with Montreal lasted two seasons, and he signed with the Oilers for the 2010-11 season. After five games with the Oilers and 39 games with the Oklahoma City Barons, he was sent to the Avalanche for defenseman Kevin Montgomery.
Belle completed the 2010-11 season in the AHL and after failing to become an NHL regular after six seasons with four different clubs, he opted to pursue his career overseas. He signed with Adler Mannheim of the Deutsch Hockey League (DEL), playing two seasons and recording 17 points in 88 games. After one year in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), Belle returned to Germany to play one more year in the DEL, this time with Düsseldorfer EG. He retired at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season.
Shawn Belle Statistics
- Sherwood Park Crusaders, AJHL (Assistant Coach) 2015-2016
- NAIT (Northern AB Ins. of Tech.), ACAC (Associate Coach) 2016-2019
- OHA Edmonton Elite 15s, CSSHL U16 (Head Coach) 2019-2020
- OHA Edmonton U16 Prep, CSSHL U16 (Head Coach) 2021-current
- Spruce Grove Saints, AJHL (Assistant Coach) 2021-current
- AMBHL Top Defenseman (2001)
- 2002-2003 CHL Top Prospects Game (2003)
- U18 WJC Gold Medal (2003)
- U20 WJC Silver Medal (2004)
- U20 WJC Gold Medal (2005)
- AHL All-Star Game (Färjestad) (2014)
- SHL SM Silver Medal (2014)