Shawn McEachern tallied 254 goals and 317 assists during a 13-year NHL career with the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators and Atlanta Thrashers. He scored over 30 goals in two different seasons and his best point total came in 2000–01, when he notched 32 goals and 40 assists for the Ottawa Senators. He won a Stanley Cup championship in 1992 with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Before entering the NHL, McEachern was a standout ice hockey player at Boston University and at Matignon High School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has previously served as an assistant hockey coach at University of Massachusetts Lowell, as well as Northeastern University and Salem State University. He is also the coach for the East Coast Wizards U16 team in Bedford, Massachusetts.