Draft Prospect - 2013
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Hunter Shinkaruk
North American Skater
Medicine Hat, WHL
Final Rank:  6 Midterm Rank:  5
Position:  Left Wing/Center Shoots:  Left
Height:  5' 10" Weight:  181
Born:  October 13, 1994 Hometown:  Calgary, AB
Birthplace:  Calgary, AB, CAN
Drafted:  VAN (1st Round / 24th Overall)
• Shinkaruk served as Medicine Hat’s captain during the 2012-13 season and finished first on the team in assists (49) and second in both goals (37) and points (86). He also led the Tigers in playoff scoring with three goals and three assists in eight games.

• Playing alongside Emerson Etem (Anaheim Ducks) in 2011-12, Shinkaruk scored 49 goals (49-42--91) to rank fifth in the Western Hockey League.

• Shinkaruk tallied a hat trick, including the overtime winner, to help Team Canada capture a bronze medal at the 2012 Under-18 World Championship. He also won gold at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.

• A Calgary Royals minor hockey product, Shinkaruk was selected as the Tigers’ Rookie of the Year in 2010-11 after missing the full 2009-10 season of midget hockey with a broken tibia and fibula.

• He wears No. 9 because his childhood hockey idol was Mike Modano. In the off-season, he has skated with NHLers Mike Cammalleri, Andrew Cogliano and Mason Raymond.

• His dad, Roger, is a longtime dentist for the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen.


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NHL player: Sidney Crosby
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Home-cooked meal: Steak, mashed potatoes, Caesar salad

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2010-2011
MEDICINE HAT
WHL
63
14
28
42
24
2011-2012
MEDICINE HAT
WHL
66
49
42
91
38
2012-2013
MEDICINE HAT
WHL
64
37
49
86
44
2013-2014
MEDICINE HAT
WHL
18
5
11
16
29







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