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Rob Scuderi
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RW, Ken Schinkel

9 (7+2) PTS in 19 playoff GP

AHL Second All-Star Team (1959)
Played in NHL All-Star Game twice (1968, 1969)

Team Scoring Placements: 7, 7, 16, 3, 1, 2, 7, 5

70s Vs #2 Scoring: 58, 49, 46, 42, 40, 36 = 271 over six best seasons

Quote:
Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
After being in the minors for so long, did Ken Schinkel ever think he would play in the NHL when he was 40? No way.

When Schinkel signed a contract with the AHL's Springfield Indians, who had no connection to an NHL team, he became the property of the team until he turned 27. The 1958-59 season saw him lead the AHL in goals with 43 and he totaled 85 points in 70 games. With several NHL teams interested in him, Sprinfield worked out a deal with the New York Rangers and Schinkel was finally in the big time.

Because of his veteran sensibility, the Rangers used Schinkel as a defensive forward, mostly on checking lines and killing penalties. After spending four seasons in New York, he was sent back down to the AHL's Baltimore Clippers where he rediscovered his scoring touch. He was brought back up to the Rangers once more during the 1966-67 season before the NHL expanded and the Pittsburgh Penguins claimed him in the Expansion Draft of 1967.

It was in Pittsburgh where Schinkel became a scorer once again. He was selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game in both 1968 and 1969 and enjoyed his best point production in the 1968-69 season with 52 points.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ottawa Citizen - Feb 17, 1967
The defence has been bolstered by Ken Schinkel, 34, recalled from Baltimore Clippers last week. Schinkel, who played 245 games for the Rangers between 1959 and 1964, has confined his play to the American Hockey League the last two years.

A solid checker, he tightened up the Ranger defence during the weekend and scored the winning goal Sunday.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...schinkel&hl=en

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Originally Posted by The Pittsburgh Press - 10/22/1968
...Sullivan plans to send out Ken Schinkel against Bobby Hull. "I'm going to play Schinkel," the coach said. "He is skating better than he was earlier. It doesn't mean he'll stay on him. I'll have to see how the game goes."

Schinkel carried out the assignment masterfully when the two teams met for the first time last year. He held Hull to one goal, scored three times himself and Pittsburgh surprised Chicago, 4-2.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...schinkel&hl=en

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pittsburgh Press - 2/28/1969
On the first of his two goals for the Black Hawks, he lost Penguin right winger Ken Schinkel in the spinoff. As Hull skated past the mouth of the cage, Schinkel and the puck flew in opposite directions.

In this game that Hull could not win by himself, Schinkel was his shadow, his faithful companion.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...schinkel&hl=en

Served as swingman in All-star game
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Originally Posted by The Montreal Gazette - 1/21/1969
Pittsburgh right-wing Ken Schinkel, a strong-checking forward will be swing man.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id...schinkel&hl=en


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