Andrew Shier - Hockey

Year Inducted: 2003

Andrew Shier, born August 15, 1971 in Lansing, Michigan and showed promise as a hockey player at an early age. He played on travel teams locally until he advanced to play on AAA travel teams in suburban Detroit where he starred, primarily at right wing.

Andrew was recruited by the University of Wisconsin and played for the Badgers in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) for 4 years (1990-94). In his junior year he led the team in scoring (22-36-58) and was selected All-WCHA. In his senior year he led the team in assists and again was selected to the ALL-WCHA team. He ranks in the top 10 all time for assists in a game, assists in a year and assists in a career for both his team and the WCHA. He was drafted by the New York Islanders #237 overall in round 12 of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. He played for several minor league teams in the Eastern, Continental and Atlantic Hockey Leagues, primarily the Richmond Renegades of the ECHL for which franchise he is the all time leading scorer. He was chosen for the first team ECHL All Stars and was selected three times for Team USA squads. He retired from professional hockey at the end of the 2000-01 season.