Alexandre Dimitri Shibicky (b. May 19, 1914 in Winnipeg, Manitoba - d. July 9, 2005 in South Surrey, British Columbia) was an ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League from 1935 to 1946.
Shibicky was also a Stanley Cup winner in 1940, and the vice-president of the first incarnation of the National Hockey League Players Association, but he is best known for being the first player to use a slapshot, which he did in 1937. He said he learned it in practice from teammate Fred "Bun" Cook during the 1935–36 season. He also spent three years in the Canadian Forces during World War II.
Awards and achievements
- EAHL First All-Star Team (1935)
- Stanley Cup Championship (1940)
- “Honoured Member” of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
- Ranked No. 57 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).
- Alex Shibicky's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Alex Shibicky's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Alex Shibicky’s biography at Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
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