KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager announced Tuesday that overage forward Brendan Shinnimin has been named the team's 2012 playoff Most Valuable Player. After taking home the club's 2011 award, it marks the second straight team playoff MVP nomination for Shinnimin.
The 5'10, 175-pound forward from Winnipeg, Manitoba appeared in all 15 Americans playoff games this season, recording a team-high 23 points, including 7 goals, while leading Tri-City back to the Western Conference Finals for the second time in three seasons. After his impressive run in 2012, the overage forward finishes his WHL career as the Americans' all-time leading playoff scorer (19-45-64), passing current Phoenix Coyotes forward, Daymond Langkow (59).
"(Brendan) had an exceptional post-season and showed a real knack for contributing offensively in big moments," said Tory. "It's truly been exciting to see his growth and development over the past four seasons in an Americans uniform."
Tri-City Americans season tickets are now available for the 2012-13 season. Season ticket plans can be purchased by using several, convenient monthly payment schedules after a one-time service charge. Call 509.736.0606, visit AmsHockey.com or drop by the Americans offices' at the bottom level of the Toyota Center for more information.
All-Time Americans Playoff MVP Winners: 1989: Stu Barnes 1990: Stu Barnes 1991: Terry Degner 1992: Bill Lindsay 1993: Todd Klassen 1994: Daymond Langkow 1995: Daymond Langkow, Terry Ryan 1996: Daymond Kangkow 1997: Did not make the playoffs 1998: Did not make the playoffs 1999: Scott Gomez 2000: Darrell Hay 2001: Did not make the playoffs 2002: Tyler Weiman 2003: Did not make the playoffs 2004: Shawn Belle, Clayton Stoner 2005: Ian McDonald, Andy Thompson 2006: Logan Stephenson 2007: Colton Yellow Horn 2008: Chet Pickard 2009: Mitch Fadden 2010: Kruise Reddick 2011: Brendan Shinnimin 2012: Brendan Shinnimin
Wednesday, March 27 2013 3:11 AM EDT2013-03-27 07:11:49 GMT
Parker Bowles netted the game winning goal 10:46 into overtime to lift the Tri-City Americans past the Spokane Chiefs 5-4 in overtime at the Toyota Center in Game 3 of the 2013 WHL First Round Playoff Series.>>
Kennewick, WA- Tri-City was pushed to the brink of a 3-0 deficit. But the Americans stared that fate down and would not be denied a win tonight.
Tri-City scored three goals in the second period to tie the game, and Parker Bowles netted the game winning goal 10:46 into overtime to lift the Tri-City Americans past the Spokane Chiefs 5-4 in overtime at the Toyota Center in Game 3 of the 2013 WHL First Round Playoff Series.>>