Shaw joins the Solar Bears after helping the Colorado Eagles capture the Kelly Cup last season. The 25-year-old posted 27 points (14g-13a) and 51 penalty minutes in 44 regular-season contests with Colorado, and added three points (1g-2a) and six penalty minutes in 13 postseason matches.
The Ottawa, Ontario native has also tallied one goal in 11 American Hockey League games with the San Antonio Rampage.
Prior to turning pro, Shaw played four seasons of college hockey at the University of Vermont, where he tallied 77 points (37g-40a) and 128 penalty minutes in 142 games for the Catamounts program. Shaw additionally played two seasons of Junior A hockey in the British Columbia Hockey League for the Penticton Vees, Coquitlam Express and Surrey Eagles, helping Surrey capture the 2013 Fred Page Cup as BCHL champions.
Shaw is the son of former NHL defenseman and current Columbus Blue Jackets assistant coach Brad Shaw, who enjoyed a 15-year career in pro hockey and played 377 NHL games with the Hartford Whalers, Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals and St. Louis Blues.