|Written by Zenon Herasymiuk|
June, 2013 - Followed up a spectacular overage WHL season with a signing by the Coyotes, a decent training camp and then… struggles in the AHL. Many players have issues adjusting to the pros but as a somewhat undersized player whose grit against teenagers was an asset, this twenty-two year old pro rookie might get less slack. Without any known injuries, he was scratched in two of Portland's three playoff games; though he did get a point in the one game he played. On a positive note, he led the Pirates in games played (74 of 76) and finished sixth in team scoring with 33 points. For many AHL rookies, that is an acceptable total but more will be needed from the undrafted playmaker, especially a defensive improvement which should elevate him from the bottom of the plus/minus ladder (minus-18). - Austin Wallace
May 2012 – Finished the season as the league’s leading scorer and was named the WHL Player of the Year for 2011-12. – Zenon Herasymiuk
April 2012 – Shinnimin is a smallish, gifted forward with outstanding offensive intangibles. After a strong season as a 19 year old, he took his game to another level, scoring 134 points in 69 games for the Tri-City Americans. The Coyotes subsequently signed him to a contract. He has continued his torrid pace in the playoffs, with eight points in four games so far. He will have to overcome his lack of size and strength to find success at the next level.
Still has room for growth and the upside from his previous season is still there but there is little certainty he will ever get a top-six NHL chance.
Shinnimin gets signed:
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 15:09|