At 190 pounds, one of the larger Quakers … Started out in hockey in 1927-28, playing with the Ottawa Montagnards (OCHL and Al-Cup), New Haven Eagles (Canadian-American League), and NHL Ottawa Senators … Stayed with the Senators (and, briefly, the AHA St. Louis Flyers) through 1929-30 ... Offensive production in 1929-30: six goals and three assists in 44 games … Did not see much action in Ottawa … The Senators were more apt to play star defensemen King Clancy and Alex Smith … In October 1930, Shields refused to sign his contract with the Senators at the same salary as the year before. The Senators loaned (some sources say traded) Shields (then age 23), Wally Kilrea, and Syd Howe to the Quakers on November 6, 1930, for $35,000 ... Cooper Smeaton was very anxious to get Shields to shore up the team’s weak defense … Shields played in 43 of the Quakers’ 44 games, sitting out only the January 10, 1931 Quakers win over the Montreal Maroons in Philadelphia … Scoring totals: seven goals and three assists … His 98 penalty minutes ranked him second only to D’Arcy Coulson, who had 103 minutes ... The Coulson-Shields defensive pair, ranked numbers 3 and 4 in penalty minutes among all NHL players in 1930-31 … Shields ran up a total of 637 total minutes throughout his NHL career ... Scored three goals in a four-game stretch for the Quakers late in 1930-31 … Claimed by New York Americans from the Ottawa Senators (who had loaned him to the Quakers a year earlier) in dispersal draft, September 26, 1931 … Played in 48 games for the Americans in 1931-32 (four goals, one assist) … After 1931-32, played with the NHL Senators, Maroons, Bruins, and Americans again … Returned to the Maroons for that team’s last season in 1937-38 (five goals, seven assists in 48 games); 1937-38 was also Shields’s last year in the NHL … Credited with 42 goals and 46 assists in his NHL career, including an assist for the Maroons in the 1934-35 Stanley Cup finals, helping the Maroons win the Cup …Went from the NHL to New Haven, Buffalo, Washington, and Arnprior Royal Canadian Air Force ... Final year in hockey: 1943-44 Arnprior RCAF (one goal, three assists in five games).