Daniel Shank

Daniel Shank (born May 12, 1967) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League.

Daniel Shank
Born (1967-05-12) May 12, 1967 (age 54)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Hartford Whalers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1988–2006

After playing four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Shank made his professional debut with the Adirondack Red Wings of the American Hockey League in the 1988–89 season. After scoring just 25 points in the AHL regular season, he tallied 19 in the Calder Cup playoffs, including 11 goals, helping the Red Wings win the AHL championship.

He made his NHL debut with Detroit the next season, scoring 24 points in 57 games. After appearing in just seven NHL games in the 1990–91 season, though, and beginning the 1991–92 season back in Adirondack, Shank was traded to the Hartford Whalers in exchange for Chris Tancill. He appeared in 13 regular season and 5 playoff games for the Whalers that season.

Shank then began an extensive International Hockey League career, spending the next six seasons there exclusively. He had much scoring success in the IHL, scoring 39 goals with the San Diego Gulls in 1992–93, 48 with the Minnesota Moose and Detroit Vipers in 1994–95, 50 with the Detroit Vipers and Las Vegas Thunder in 1995–96, and 39 with the San Antonio Dragons in 1997–98.

During his IHL days, Shank also played in Roller Hockey International, scoring 325 points in five seasons.

After appearing in nine games with the Frankfurt Lions of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in 1998–99, Shank returned to North America to play in lower minor leagues. He spent three seasons in the West Coast Hockey League, two in the Quebec Semi-Pro Hockey League, and, most recently, the 2005–06 season in the LNAH with the Verdun Dragons, where he played four games in his last professional action.

Shank also was the head coach of the Central Hockey League's Border City Bandits for part of the 2000-01 season, with his team winning just one of the 13 games for which he was behind the bench.

In his NHL career, Shank appeared in 77 games. He scored 13 goals and added 14 assists. He also played in five games for Hartford during the 1992 Stanley Cup Playoffs, recording no points.

In his IHL career, Shank appeared in 470 games. He scored 240 goals and added 282 assists.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 Longueuil Chevaliers QMJHL 55 26 28 54 146
1985–86 Longueuil Chevaliers QMJHL 7 3 4 7 19
1985–86 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 42 32 33 65 150
1985–86 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 9 2 6 8 34
1986–87 Laval Titan QMJHL 37 23 35 58 269
1986–87 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 9 3 8 11 56
1987–88 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 52 31 42 73 343 19 10 19 29 106
1988–89 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 42 5 20 25 113 17 11 8 19 102
1989–90 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 11 13 24 143
1989–90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 14 8 8 16 36
1990–91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 7 0 1 1 14
1990–91 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 60 26 49 75 278
1991–92 Hartford Whalers NHL 13 2 0 2 18 5 0 0 0 22
1991–92 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 27 13 21 34 112
1991–92 Springfield Indians AHL 31 9 19 28 83 8 8 0 8 48
1992–93 San Diego Gulls IHL 77 39 53 92 495 14 5 10 15 131
1993–94 San Diego Gulls IHL 63 27 36 63 273
1993–94 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 7 4 6 10 26
1994–95 Minnesota Moose IHL 19 4 11 15 30
1994–95 Detroit Vipers IHL 54 44 27 71 142 5 2 2 4 6
1995–96 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 49 36 29 65 191
1995–96 Detroit Vipers IHL 29 14 19 33 96 12 4 5 9 38
1996–97 San Antonio Dragons IHL 81 33 58 91 293 9 3 3 6 32
1997–98 San Antonio Dragons IHL 80 39 43 82 141
1998–99 Phoenix Mustangs WCHL 17 13 16 29 26
1998–99 Frankfurt Lions DEL 9 2 5 7 12 8 3 2 5 33
1999–00 Phoenix Mustangs WCHL 48 23 40 63 198 12 6 6 12 38
2000–01 Border City Bandits CHL 9 2 7 9 14
2000–01 Phoenix Mustangs WCHL 27 14 17 31 145
2000–01 San Diego Gulls WCHL 7 2 4 6 6 13 6 4 10 55
2002–03 Saint-Jean Mission QSPHL 2 0 2 2 4
2002–03 Saguenay Paramedic QSPHL 46 19 44 63 112 4 0 2 2 8
2003–04 Thetford Mines Prolab QSPHL 2 1 0 1 2
2005–06 Verdun Dragons LNAH 4 1 0 1 2
NHL totals 77 13 14 27 175 5 0 0 0 22
AHL totals 174 61 117 178 622 25 19 8 27 150
IHL totals 459 240 282 522 1,687 40 14 20 34 207

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