Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rick Shinske
Born in the town of Weyburn, Saskatchewan on May 31st, 1955 centre Rick Shinske played the first two years of his junior hockey with the Kamloops Blazers then spent parts of five campaigns in the Western Hockey League. During his time in the WHL he was a late draft pick of the California Seals who soon relocated to Cleveland and it was with them that he made his NHL debut during the 1976-77.

Shinske played just five games with the Cleveland Barons that year but the following season he played 47 and managed five goals and 17 points. In the summer of 1978 the Barons franchise was dissolved and Shinske moved on to the Minnesota North Stars as a result. However, before he could suit up as a North Star he was claimed on waivers by the St. Louis Blues.

With the Blues Shinske played 11 games in 1978-79 and managed four assists. It ended up being his last experience at the NHL level.

Shinske played four more seasons of professional hockey after his time in St. Louis, primarily with the American Hockey League's Adirondack Red Wings before retiring in 1983.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1971-72 Kamloops Rockets BCJHL 48 3 9 12 74
1972-73 Kamloops Rockets BCJHL 61 28 90 118 97
1972-73 Calgary Centennials WCJHL 1 0 0 0 0
1973-74 Calgary Centennials WCJHL 67 12 43 55 18 13 1 8 9 4
1974-75 Calgary Centennials WCJHL 17 3 13 16 18
1974-75 New Westminster Bruins WHL 48 20 44 64 54 18 7 11 18 18
1974-75 New Westminster Bruins M-Cup 3 2 0 2 2
1975-76 New Westminster Bruins WHL 70 52 91 143 86 17 7 23 30 26
1975-76 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 4 0 2 2 0
1975-76 New Westminster Bruins M-Cup 4 2 7 9 2
1976-77 Cleveland Barons NHL 5 0 0 0 2 -4
1976-77 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 70 22 48 70 18
1977-78 Cleveland Barons NHL 47 5 12 17 6 -12
1977-78 Phoenix Roadrunners CHL 14 3 8 11 0
1977-78 Binghamton Dusters AHL 17 8 9 17 2
1978-79 St. Louis Blues NHL 11 0 4 4 2 -3
1978-79 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 66 22 66 88 31 10 3 7 10 6
1979-80 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 78 22 58 80 20 5 0 3 3 0
1980-81 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 46 20 35 55 46
1981-82 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 35 10 23 33 0 5 2 4 6 0
1982-83 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 45 10 27 37 12 12 3 6 9 2
NHL Totals 63 5 16 21 10


BCJHL Second All-Star Team (1973)
George Parsons Trophy (Memorial Cup Most Sportsmanlike Player) (1976)
CHL First All-Star Team (1979)
Scoring Leader - CHL (1979)
Rights transferred to Cleveland after California franchise relocated, August 26, 1976. Claimed by Minnesota in Cleveland-Minnesota Dispersal Draft, June 15, 1978. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Minnesota, August 12, 1978. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, September, 1979.