Brendan Shinnimin

Brendan Shinnimin (born January 7, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre playing for Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He has previously played for Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), the SCL Tigers of the National League A (NLA) and for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Brendan Shinnimin
Born (1991-01-07) January 7, 1991 (age 29)
East Saint Paul, Manitoba, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Växjö Lakers
Arizona Coyotes
SCL Tigers
Barys Astana
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Playing careerEdit

Shinnimin played junior hockey for the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL). Shinnimin was the WHL's leading scoring for the 2011–12 WHL season with 134 points, earning him the 2012 Bob Clarke Trophy.[1][2][3] He not only led the WHL in scoring, but was the leading scorer in the entire Canadian Hockey League.[3] He won the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy in 2012 as the WHL Player of the Year and was a unanimous pick as a Western Conference first team all-star.[4][5] He ended his junior career with a 38-game point scoring streak, beginning on February 3, 2012, during which he scored 83 points.[6] In 2010-11, he was named a WHL second-team all-star.[7] He would also be awarded the CHL Player of the Year award as the best overall player in the CHL.

On October 19, 2010, Shinnimin was given a 12-game suspension - the longest in that league over the past four seasons – for his "dangerous hit-from-behind" which resulted in a concussion and a bruised back for Josh Nicholls of the Saskatoon Blades.[8] In 2009, he played for Team WHL in the Subway Super Series against a team of Russian junior all-stars.[9]

Shinnimin was not drafted in the NHL Entry Draft.[10] On March 2, 2012, the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League signed Shinnimin as a free-agent to a three-year entry-level contract.[11]

Following the 2014–15 NHL season Shinnimin became a restricted free agent under the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Arizona Coyotes made him a qualifying offer to retain his NHL rights and, on July 5, 2015, Shinnimin filed for Salary Arbitration.[12]

On July 14, 2016, Shinnimin agreed to a one-year contract with the SCL Tigers of the National League A (NLA).[13] He made his NLA debut on September 9, 2016 at the PostFinance Arena against Canton rival, SC Bern. On December 21, 2016, the Tigers released Shinnimin after having appeared in only 12 games out of 32.[14] Later that month, he inked a deal with Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2006–07 Winnipeg Thrashers MMHL 31 10 27 37 28 12 4 11 15 8
2007–08 Selkirk Steelers MJHL 51 7 19 26 38 5 1 0 1 5
2007–08 Tri-City Americans WHL 4 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Tri-City Americans WHL 64 12 13 25 69 11 0 5 5 16
2009–10 Tri-City Americans WHL 70 27 55 82 82 22 8 17 25 29
2010–11 Tri-City Americans WHL 60 34 62 96 84 10 4 7 11 16
2011–12 Tri-City Americans WHL 69 58 76 134 82 15 7 16 23 28
2012–13 Portland Pirates AHL 74 12 21 33 77 1 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Portland Pirates AHL 52 13 15 28 31
2014–15 Portland Pirates AHL 64 22 25 47 80 5 2 4 6 8
2014–15 Arizona Coyotes NHL 12 0 1 1 8
2015–16 Springfield Falcons AHL 30 5 9 14 36
2016–17 SCL Tigers NLA 12 2 7 9 12
2016–17 Barys Astana KHL 17 2 4 6 12 10 1 0 1 16
2017–18 Växjö Lakers SHL 45 14 20 34 83 13 2 8 10 30
2018–19 Växjö Lakers SHL 47 17 16 33 86 4 3 2 5 4
NHL totals 12 0 1 1 8

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
WHL
Second All-Star Team (West) 2010–11 [7]
Four Broncos Memorial Trophy 2011–12 [4]
Bob Clarke Trophy as WHL leading scorer 2011–12 [3]
First All-Star Team (West) 2011–12 [4]
AHL
All-Star Game 2015
SHL
Le Mat Trophy (Växjö Lakers) 2018 [15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Winnipeg's Shinnimin season's top WHL scorer - Winnipeg Free Press
  2. ^ Elite Prospects - 2011 - 2012 WHL Total Points
  3. ^ a b c Fowler, A. (May 3, 2012). "Ams' Shinnimin named WHL's top player". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c Fowler, A. (May 2, 2012). "Tri-City's Shinnimin named WHL player of the year". Tri-City Herald. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  5. ^ Odland, K. (May 2, 2012). "Brendan Shinnimin named WHL player of the year". Calgary Herald. Retrieved May 24, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Fisher, S. (May 2, 2012). "Shinnimin shines". Calgary Sun. Archived from the original on May 14, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Tri-City Americans' forward Brendan Shinnimin proof perseverance can pay off - NHL.com - News
  8. ^ WHL sends strong message on hits
  9. ^ Fowler, A. (November 24, 2009). "Shinnimin hits the road". Tri-City Herald. Archived from the original on September 12, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  10. ^ King, P. (May 3, 2012). "King on CHL: Shinnimin, Houser Rise to Top". Sportsnet Media. Archived from the original on August 17, 2016. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  11. ^ "Ams' Shinnimin signs with NHL's Coyotes". Western Hockey League. March 2, 2012. Archived from the original on March 4, 2012. Retrieved March 2, 2012.
  12. ^ "Player deadline for salary arbitration today". National Hockey League. July 5, 2015. Archived from the original on July 6, 2015. Retrieved July 5, 2015.
  13. ^ "SCL Tigers have found their fourth import in Canadian Brendan Shinnimin". swisshockeynews.ch. July 14, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  14. ^ "SCL Tigers dissolve contract of Brendan Shinnimin". swisshockeynews.ch. December 21, 2016. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  15. ^ "Lakers dominant in SHL title win". eurohockeyclubs.com. April 22, 2018. Retrieved April 22, 2018.

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