Biography

New Zealand’s drag flick specialist has now scored over 100 goals for the Black Sticks and is easily one of the world’s best ever drag flick exponents. Making his debut in 2002 against Australia, he quickly secured his spot and played an influential role in the 2002 Commonwealth Games silver medal effort with his trademark drag flick. Shaw is a big imposing defender with a great mental approach and maturity on the field. He is now working hard on his fitness and motivation to ensure he plays an important part in the Black Sticks assault on Beijing. A Canterbury stalwart who was influential in their 2005 NHL win, scoring the golden goal extra time winner under all sorts of pressure – something he has done many times for both Canterbury and New Zealand.