Looking through HR's worst shooting percentages, a lot of grinders and enforcers no matter how high I set the minimum for shots, but I really have to point out that Patrick O'Sullivan has a career 6.9 shooting percentage. That's just miserable. Scott Gomez has a career 7.3 mark, but I think the question here isn't "who was a playmaker".
Also of random note, Andy Bathgate, Henri Richard, Bob Pulford and Claude Provost all show up on HR's list of worst career shooting percentages, which doesn't really mean much because the stat only appears starting in the late 60s, with all the players somewhat on the decline. Still doesn't explain why they were taking so many shots - you would think that as a player aged and became less effective, they'd get fewer chances as well as score fewer goals.
Also, I think this question can be taken to mean more than simply "fancy stickhandling." Any skill related to driving the play could qualify, even if it doesn't result in goal scoring. A guy like Darren Helm could qualify, even if he isn't exactly known for nifty dangles. Jason Blake and Russ Courtnall didn't really have Afinogenov's array of moves, but they both handled the puck a hell of a lot without really getting anywhere with it.
Raw skill but lacked the mental part required to think the game to conclusion and to polish the raw skill. To adjust the body position to situations.
Compare Eddie Shack to Yvon Lambert. Shack was a much better skater, better passer, better shooter but Lambert could battle yet retain the body position to optimize and convert his scoring opportunities.
Maybe a weird choice, but Milan Jurcina has (after this offseason probably had) one of the hardest shot in the league. Very underrated, but this skill was recognized by more posters in this forum.
Shame he never made it through 10 goals in a season.
Jozef Stumpel was really a talented, skilled playmaker (so I dont know if this counts), but he had hard times to got over 20 in a season. Not to mention his goals/points ratio is one of the worst in his history among forwards (season 8 goals and 58 points). With better finishing he would be TOP10 in points probably more times than once.
Valeri Bure comes to mind. He exploded offensively in 1999-00 with 35 goals and 75 points. His best seasons besides that one year were quite the steep drop off in points, with seasons of 55, 53, 52, 42, 38, 35, 28 points. He had a lot of talent but he was often injured and didn't have much finish to his game. Unlike his brother.
max afinogenov was the first player to come to mind when i saw the title. the guy could skate like the wind and burn defenders, but never knew quite what to do with the puck when he got into a scoring position. scored quite a few highlight reel goals though.