Kent – Former Seattle Thunderbirds captain Shea Theodore will play in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final with the Las Vegas Golden Knights as they take on the Washington Capitals. The Stanley Cup Final starts with Game 1 Monday, May 28, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Theodore played four seasons with the T-Birds from 2011 to 2015. The defenseman was the team captain in 2014-15 which was his final season with the team. Theodore is the T-Birds career leader for points by a defenseman with 212 on 58 goals and 154 assists in 258 games. He is second in career assists behind Craig Channel (166) and second in career goals behind Ethan Bear (66).
Theodore was named the 2014-15 WHL Defenseman of the Year at the WHL Awards Ceremony on May 6, 2015.
Theodore was the T-Birds Defenseman of the Year three times (2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15), MVP once (2013-14), Top Scorer once (2013-14) and Rookie of the Year in 2011-12.
Theodore was selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round, 26th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft. The Golden Knights acquired Theodore from the Ducks in a trade on June 21, 2017, as part of a agreement they would select defenseman Clayton Stoner in the expansion draft.
The T-Birds selected Theodore in the third round, 64th overall, in the 2010 Bantam Draft. At the time of his selection the T-Birds Scouting Staff had this comment on Theodore: “Shea Theodore is a gifted skater with an exceptional stride. He transitions the puck to offense very well. He has experience playing forward and defense. He is very poised and makes solid decisions with the puck.”