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Schriner, Sweeney
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SWEENEY SCHRINER is noted as being the first Russian-born player to skate in the NHL. Although born November 30, 1911 in Saratov, Russia, SCHRINER was raised in Calgary, Alberta, and learned his hockey there. DAVE picked up the nickname "SWEENEY" from his sporting here, a Calgary baseball player named Bill Sweeney. SCHRINER played competitive local hockey in Calgary before being signed by the New York Americans. His first season, 1934-35, he scored 18 goals and added 22 assists for 40 points, and was 9th in the league in scoring. He was named the NHL's rookie of the year, beating Bert Connolly of the cross-town Rangers.

Schriner, Sweeney