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Hunter Shinkaruk | Winger | #49

Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/13/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 181
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (24) / VAN

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The Calgary Flames have assigned Hunter Shinkaruk to AHL Stockton.
Shinkaruk posted 12 points in 17 games for Stockton, and three points in seven games for Calgary after coming over from Vancouver in February for Markus Granlund. Much is expected from the 21-year-old, but perhaps not just yet. Oct 8 - 3:40 PM

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Hunter Shinkaruk scored a goal in his first career home game for the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

Shinkaruk scored off a Mark Giordano rebound late in the second period. It was his second career goal, and third point, of his young NHL career. With all the drama surrounding scoring a goal in his first career home game, the 21 year-old is focused on winning ""At the end of the day, when I come up here it’s to help the team win," Shinkaruk said. "It sucks when you don’t get the win . . . I thought we did some good things but, obviously, we need to find a way to hold on." The Flames went on to lose the game in OT to the Kings 5-4.
Apr 6 - 8:47 AM

Hunter Shinkaruk is expected to play in his first home game with the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.

Shinkaruk has participated in five NHL games at this point, but they've all been on the road. It's of course always nice when a player can work before a friendly crowd, but this contest will be particularly special for Shinkaruk given that he's a Calgary native. He's projected to continue to play alongside Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan for now, making him worth keeping an eye on for that alone.
Apr 5 - 9:08 AM

Hunter Shinkaruk has been summoned from the minors by the Calgary Flames.

He has five goals and 10 points in 14 matches with Calgary's AHL affiliate, the Stockton Heat, since was obtained in a trade with Vancouver. Shinkaruk may see his first action with the Flames during his recall.
Mar 28 - 1:24 PM

Hunter Shinkaruk admitted that the news that his hometown team, the Calgary Flames, had acquired him from Vancouver was pretty emotional for him.

"I didn’t cry but I was pretty close when I called my mom because she was crying. My sister too," Shinkaruk said. "It’s pretty surreal when the team you grew up dreaming of playing for trades for you. The smile hasn’t come off my face ever since. My dad was at work so he couldn’t be crying because he had to take care of patients. I think he was close though. I wouldn’t be surprised if he sheds a few tears when he gets home with my mom tonight." Calgary sent Markus Granlund to Vancouver in order to get Shinkaruk. In 45 AHL games this season, Shinkaruk has 21 goals and 39 points.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 23 - 8:37 AM

Flames General Manager Brad Treliving was excited to acquire local boy Hunter Shinkaruk from the Vancouver Canucks.

"He's having an excellent season in the American league," Treliving said. "He'll go to Stockton, he's get integrated there. Let's go -- that's sort of my message to him. Giddy up here and get there to meet the coaches and the team. Get playing and go from there. We've got a lot of young guys that are shooting for their opportunity and he's another one of those guys." The 21-year-old has 21 goals in 45 games in the AHL this season.
Feb 22 - 8:42 PM

Hunter Shinkaruk has been traded to Calgary in exchange for Markus Granlund.

Shinkaruk, who was the 24h overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, has 21 goals and 39 points in 45 games with Utica of the AHL this year. He made his NHL debut back on Nov. 16, but he hasn't played in the big league since then. Shinkaruk will start his tenure with the Flames in the minors with Stockton.
Feb 22 - 5:06 PM

Hunter Shinkaruk is having a nice season in the AHL.

The former 24th overall pick in the 2013 Draft, Shinkaruk has 13 goals and 25 points in 28 games this season. He was recalled for one game earlier in the season and could be reunited with former Medicine Hat Tiger teammate Emerson Etem if and when he is recalled.
Jan 9 - 10:51 AM

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.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 12:34:00 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 12:06:00 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.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 06:56:00 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.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 02:23:00 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.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 09:18:00 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

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