Sheppard will join the club as the fifth centre and may find himself a role on the team if he can make the best of his opportunities in practice. Head coach Jacques Lemaire wanted to teach the prospect himself, as he's developed into quite the young prospect.
|Brian Rolston||Pavol Demitra||Marian Gaborik|
|Pierre-Marc Bouchard||Mikko Koivu||Mark Parrish|
|Branko Radivojevic||Eric Belanger||Petteri Nummelin|
|Stephane Veilleux||Wes Walz||Domenic Moore|
|Derek Boogaard||James Sheppard|
|Brent Burns||Kurtis Foster|
|Kim Johnsson||Keith Carney|
|Martin Skoula||Nick Schultz|
Unlike Sheppard, prospects Benoit Pouliot and Petr Kalus didn't make the cut, as they were sent down to Houston of the AHL on Sunday. Sheppard is unlikely to be a big pool player, but if he does light it up, he'll be best served as a mid-season acquistion.
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