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Ex-NHL goalie Shields joins coaching staff at Michigan

Steve Shields looks on

Steve Shields looks on

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The University of Michigan has brought back one of the greatest goalies in school history.

On Thursday, the school announced Steve Shields, who starred for the Wolverines in the early 90s, would join Red Berenson’s coaching staff as an assistant.

“We’re fortunate to have a coach with Steve Shields’ résumé work with our goaltenders,” Berenson said in a statement. “Steve was a great goalie at Michigan and then went on to have a solid NHL career. He still has the passion for the position and for Michigan. We think this will be a great benefit to our program and to our goalies.”

Shields, 42, recorded 111 wins at U of M before getting drafted by Buffalo, then played for six different NHL clubs over a 10-year career. He was the No. 1 in San Jose during the 1999-2000 campaign, famously helping the Sharks upset the top-seeded Blues in the opening playoff round.

Following his playing days, Shields spent time as a goalie coach at Michigan Tech and consultant for the Florida Panthers in 2013.