Shayne Toporowski

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Shayne Toporowski
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Born (1975-08-06) August 6, 1975 (age 39)
Paddockwood, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
AHL
St. John's Maple Leafs
Worcester IceCats
Springfield Falcons
SM-liiga
Espoo Blues
Lahti Pelicans
Ilves Tampere
Lukko Rauma
Saimaan Pallo
Tappara Tampere
BISL
Belfast Giants
RSL
Amur Khabarovsk
SEL
Luleå HF
DEL
ERC Ingolstadt
EBEL
EC VSV
CHL
Quad City Mallards
NHL Draft 42nd overall, 1993
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1995–2013

Shayne Angelo Toporowski (born August 6, 1975 in Paddockwood, Saskatchewan) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. He was drafted into the National Hockey League (NHL) in the second round, 42nd overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1993 draft.[1]

Playing career[edit]

After being drafted, Toporowski continued to play junior hockey for the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League (WHL). In October 1994, the Kings traded him, Guy Leveque, Dixon Ward, and Kelly Fairchild to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Eric Lacroix, Chris Snell, and a fourth-round pick in the 1996 draft. The following two seasons, Toporowski played for the Maple Leafs' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the St. John's Maple Leafs. In the 1996–97 season, Toronto called him up for three NHL games.[2]

The following off-season, he signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues and played for the their AHL affiliate, the Worcester IceCats. The year following, he signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes and played for their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.[2]

From 2000 to 2012, he played in various European leagues.[2] He then played his last season of professional hockey with the Quad City Mallards of the Central Hockey League (CHL).[3]

Post-playing career[edit]

Toporowski now serves as an assistant coach of the Division I Holy Cross Crusaders in the Atlantic Hockey Association.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 Prince Albert Midget Mintos SMAAAHL 30 19 13 32 91
1991–92 Prince Albert Midget Mintos SMAAAHL 27 23 29 52 91
1991–92 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 6 2 0 2 2 7 2 1 3 6
1992–93 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 72 25 32 57 235
1993–94 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 68 37 45 82 183
1994–95 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 72 36 38 74 151 15 10 8 18 25
1995–96 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 72 11 26 37 216 4 1 1 2 4
1996–97 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 72 20 17 37 210 11 3 2 5 16
1996–97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 7
1997–98 Worcester IceCats AHL 73 9 21 30 128 11 5 3 8 44
1998–99 Worcester IceCats AHL 75 18 29 47 124 4 1 0 1 6
1999–00 Springfield Falcons AHL 80 27 28 55 191 5 0 1 1 10
2000–01 Belfast Giants BISL 4 2 1 3 6
2000–01 Espoo Blues SM-liiga 29 14 11 25 106
2001–02 Amur Khabarovsk RSL 3 0 0 0 2
2001–02 Luleå HF SEL 30 14 11 25 71 6 3 0 3 18
2002–03 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 50 11 16 27 142
2003–04 Lahti Pelicans SM-liiga 27 3 6 9 30
2003–04 Ilves Tampere SM-liiga 21 2 12 14 89 6 3 1 4 0
2004–05 Lukko Rauma SM-liiga 54 17 18 35 131 8 2 1 3 57
2005–06 Lukko Rauma SM-liiga 53 12 17 29 135
2006–07 Lukko Rauma SM-liiga 55 19 34 53 86 3 2 0 2 26
2007–08 Lukko Rauma SM-liiga 54 12 22 34 97 3 1 2 3 0
2008–09 Saimaan Pallo SM-liiga 56 18 28 46 107 3 3 2 5 0
2009–10 Saimaan Pallo SM-liiga 57 22 20 42 111
2010–11 Tappara Tampere SM-liiga 58 16 17 33 46
2011–12 EC VSV EBEL 32 8 8 16 88
2012–13 Quad City Mallards CHL 61 11 21 32 87 5 1 1 2 10
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 7
AHL totals 372 85 121 206 678 30 10 6 16 70
WHL totals 218 100 115 215 571 22 12 9 21 31
SM-liiga totals 464 135 185 320 938 23 11 6 17 83

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