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Hunter Shinkaruk | Winger

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (21) / 10/13/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 181

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Hunter Shinkaruk has been assigned to AHL Utica.
He made his NHL debut Monday night against Montreal and logged 9:35 of ice time. Shinkaruk has 10 goals and three assist 12 games this season. Nov 18 - 12:34 PM

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Hunter Shinkaruk will make his NHL debut Monday night.

He sat as a healthy scratch on Saturday after he was called up from the minors. Shinkaruk was the 24th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Nov 16 - 12:06 PM

Hunter Shinkaruk won't play vs. the Maple Leafs on Saturday.

He was called up earlier in the day, but he won't get to suit up.
Nov 14 - 6:56 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have recalled Hunter Shinkaruk from the minors.

The 21-year-old was Vancouver's first round pick, 24th overall, in 2013. He has 10 goals and 13 points in 12 games with the Utica Comets. He could get into the lineup on Saturday night.
Nov 14 - 2:23 PM

Hunter Shinkaruk scored twice to lead the Utica Comets to a 7-5 win over Binghamton Friday.

The Canucks first round pick and 24th overall in the 2013 draft now has six goals and seven points in six games and has put only 15 shots on goal. If he keeps this up, the Canucks will be forced to recall him in the foreseeable future.
Oct 31 - 9:18 AM

Hunter Shinkaruk has been cut from the Vancouver Canucks' training camp roster.

Shinkaruk was selected with the 24th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He'll start the season with the AHL's Utica Comets.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 01:06:00 PM

Hunter Shinkaruk continued his scoring ways with another goal and assist in Thursday's victory over Calgary.

He accidentaly blocked teammate Kent Huskins shot from the point before lifting it past a confused Brad Thiessen midway through the third to put the Canucks up 3-1. That's four points in two games for Shinkaruk, who's looking to prove he's NHL-ready this preseason. He just might be.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 01:35:00 AM

Hunter Shinkaruk scored a goal and added an assist for a strong showing in Tuesday's 4-2 preseason split squad win over the Sharks.

It was another strong preseason effort from Shinkaruk who was the final cut for the Canucks in last year's training camp. It has to be seen as a positive sign after a tough year that included a tough hip injury for the talented winger. We really like him in deep dynasty pools but there is a chance he cracks the squad this season too. Bo Horvat, the Canucks other top prospect, scored the winning goal in this game.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 02:22:00 AM

Hunter Shinkaruk looked great in the Vancouver-Edmonton rookies game on Friday.

Shinkaruk missed most of last season after undergoing major hip surgery in late December. He was originally injured in October but tried to play through it before deciding surgery was the best plan. Shinkaruk has put on 15 pounds of muscle but he has not lost a step as the speedy winger shone on Friday. He assisted on one goal and is looking like he has a chance to crack the Canucks lineup once the regular season begins. He has great puck skills and is worth selecting in deep dynasty pools.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Rookie Hunter Shinkaruk is showing a lot of quickness in informal workouts thus far.

This is great news for the Canucks as Shinkaruk missed most of last season with hip issues and subsequent major surgery. GM Jim Benning says that everyone must earn their spot on the roster so the thinking was that Shinkaruk would start the season in the AHL but if he continues to impress into training camp, then he has a reasonable chance of breaking with the team. Shinkaruk was drafted in the first round, 24th overall in 2013. He has great puck skills but could use some time in the minors, especially after missing most of last season.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 08:45:00 AM

Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning denied the recent reports that he's interested in trading prospect Hunter Shinkaruk.

"I don't know where that came from. We were never actively looking to trade Hunter Shinkaruk. This stuff gets started out there," said Benning. "That's not true." Shinkaruk previously stated that he liked the media side of hockey and said he still enjoys it despite the recent trade speculation. He added that he's fully recovered from the hip surgery he underwent in January.
Source: Metro News
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 10:54:00 PM

Hunter Shinkaruk will miss the rest of the WHL season because he requires major hip surgery.

He originally suffered the injury in a WHL game in late October, but tried to play through it in an attempt to make Canada's World Junior squad. Shinkaruk didn't make the cut, though. He will undergo the procedure in about 10 days to repair a tear in the labrum.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 05:13:00 PM

Hunter Shinkaruk was cut from the Canadian Junior team on Friday.

Shinkaruk was a bit of a long shot to make the team as he spent three weeks on the sidelines with a hip injury earlier in the season and was behind the eight ball from that point on. "First of all, I think every kid playing hockey in Canada wants to play for Team Canada at their level," assistant GM Laurence Gilman said. "I'm sure it is extremely disappointing for Hunter. Unfortunately for him, he has had a tough year. He sustained two different injuries that have clearly impacted his performance. It is a testament to him and his skill set, and what Hockey Canada thinks about him, that they brought him to Copenhagen for their pre-tournament." He will return to Medicine Hat to continue his WHL season.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 08:35:00 AM

Hunter Shinkaruk is back in the Medicine Hat lineup after missing three weeks with a hip injury.

The final cut of the Vancouver Canucks needed some time after being sent back to junior hockey at the end of September to clear his head mentally as he was hoping to crack the Vancouver lineup after being drafted 24th overall in the 2013 Draft. But it was not to be and he had a tough time upon his return to the WHL. He has five goals and 13 points in 12 games after 91 and 86 points respectively in his last two seasons in Medicine Hat. Keep an eye on him as a future pick as Shinkaruk is a talented offensive player and tremendous skater.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 11:41:00 AM

Hunter Shinkaruk has been sent to WHL Medicine Hat.

Shinkaruk was taken with the 24th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He's got plenty of upside, but it's not surprising that Vancouver wants him to get some more seasoning in the WHL.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 04:27:00 PM

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