LW Hunter Shinkaruk (2013, 24th overall, Vancouver)
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09-20-2012, 01:11 PM
Jets fan 30/06/2013
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Love this kid, extremely high skill level and he plays pretty hard too. Seems to be the "complete package" offensively, as he's got dirty hands, a nice shot, good hockey IQ/vision, and high end skating. All he's really lacking is size, and he's not a midget either, just a bit undersized.
I only saw I two Tigers games last year, and was admittedly focusing a bit more on Etem than Shinkaruk, but I seem to remember Hunter playing on the wing. I'd be curious to know the answer to this question as well, because a lot of sites list him as a centre prospect.
He played mostly on the wing. Center on the PP and PK, wing at even strength. The one flaw in his game is faceoffs and he lacks size even though he plays bigger. When you see him in street clothes you appreciate what he does even more, he's a really small kid, maybe 5'9" 160 pounds. I'd anticipate him on the wing in the pro ranks.
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