Brendan Shinnimin, C

Shoots: L

Height: 5-10

Weight: 175

Born: 1991-01-07

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Drafted: Signed by Phoenix (2012)








March 2014 - While 18 points in 32 games isn’t terrible, much more offensive production was expected from Shinnimin in his AHL sophomore year. It was hoped he would create a strong one-two punch at center in Portland with Andy Miele and at times he has, but at other times he has found himself centering the third or fourth line or a healthy scratch.  His development has also been hurt with him missing over a month after taking a head shot from Bridgeport’s Marc Cantin on New Year’s Eve. He does have four points in four games since returning to the lineup on February 16th.  Keith Duggan

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. Zenon Herasymiuk



Fantasy Outlook: C


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.





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