Rick Shinske (Born - May 31, 1955 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan - Passed Away - Oct 23, 2012 in Victoria, British Columbia) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played 63 games in the National Hockey League for the Cleveland Barons and St. Louis Blues.

Shinske played for the Kamloops Rockets of the junior British Columbia Hockey League from 1971-73. He then moved on to the major junior Calgary Centennials of the WHL from 1973 to 1974 and then ended up with the New Westminster Bruins of the same league from 1974-76.

He was picked 111th overall by the California Seals in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft. Shinske split the 1976-77 and 1977-78 seasons with the Cleveland Barons and the minor pros.

When the Barons merged with the Minnesota North Stars in 1978 Shinske found himself with the St. Louis Blues with whom he played 11 games in 1978-79. From then on he played in the minor pros until he retired in 1983.

In 63 NHL games, Shinske scored 5 goals and 16 assists.


External linksEdit

Rick Shinske's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database

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