Former first round pick, gets to the front of the net. Fights and hits. Great on Face offs. Look at Tampa with Boyle or Montreal with Weise. You need a guy like that, might as well get one who can score too.
Sheppard is tied for 145the among centers (not including wingers who take FO's) in FO%. That's not good.
He's 102 in the league in hits. He's behind Helm, Abdelkader, and Glendening.
He only has 2 fights this season, so I have no idea why you think he's a "fighter"
Please tell me he's a family friend or something.
PS he can't score either. Unless you consider Glendening a scorer lol