Gary Shuchuk

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Gary Shuchuk
Born (1967-02-17) February 17, 1967 (age 51)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 1988 NHL Supplemental Draft
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1990–2004

Gary Robert Shuchuk (born February 17, 1967) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former forward. He is currently the head coach of the Janesville Jets of the North American Hockey League.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Shuchuk started his National Hockey League career with the Detroit Red Wings in 1990, after playing 4 seasons at the University of Wisconsin. Shuchuk went to the Los Angeles Kings as part of the Paul Coffey-Jimmy Carson trade,[1] and is probably best known for scoring the game-winning goal for the Kings in double overtime of game 5 of the 1993 Smythe Division finals against the Vancouver Canucks.[2]

He left the NHL after the 1996 season. He has since been an assistant coach of the University of Wisconsin and Michigan Tech University men's ice hockey teams.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA First Team 1989–90
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1989–90


  1. ^ Dillman, Lisa (30 January 1993). "Carson Returns; Coffey to Detroit". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Lisa Dillman (May 12, 1993). "Kings Are Big Winners on Their Longest Night : Game 5: Shuchuk's goal at 6:31 of second overtime gives them 4-3 victory over Canucks and a 3-2 lead in series". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Janesville Jets announce new Head Coach". Junior August 19, 2017. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Curtis Joseph
WCHA Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Scott Beattie