CALGARY, AB. – The Western Hockey League announced today that forward Brendan Shinnimin, of the Tri-City Americans, has been named the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for February.
The 21-year-old (born 1991) forward led all WHL scorers collecting an unprecedented 43 points through the month of February, finding the net 23 times and accumulating 20 assists to go along with a +16 rating. Shinnimin gathered points in all 14 games played, which included a 10 game goal scoring streak with 21 markers. The 5’10”, 175-lb pivot enjoyed 11 multiple-point games, including six with four or more points, and seven multi-goal nights, which included three with three or more goals.
Shinnimin currently leads all WHL scorers with 117 points (52 goals, 65 assists) in 60 games played. His remarkable play helped the Americans to a 10-3-0-1 record through February and currently sit first in the WHL Western Conference and entire League with a 45-15-1-2 record for 93 points. Shinnimin’s efforts also earned him a Three Star selection eight times in February, with six being 1st Stars.
A Winnipeg native, Shinnimin is in his fourth full season with the Tri-City Americans. Originally an Americans list player, he has gone on to appear in 258 career WHL games collecting 125 goals, 195 assists and 320 points. This is Shinnimin’s second WHL Player of the Month Award with the last being in January 2011.
His accomplishments make Brendan Shinnimin a deserving choice as the HUSKY WHL Player of the Month for February.
HUSKY – proud sponsor of the WHL Education Program and the Canada West WHL Graduate of the Month.
2011-12 HUSKY WHL Player of the Month
February: Brendan Shinnimin, Tri-City Americans
January: Jordan Weal, Regina Pats
December: Michael St. Croix, Edmonton Oil Kings
November: Ty Rattie, Portland Winterhawks
September/October: Emerson Etem, Medicine Hat Tigers