September 10, 1969 |
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|Played for||Springfield Indians (1990-94)
Baton Rouge Kingfish
Humeniuk started his major junior career in 1987 with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League, but saw limited action until the next season. Despite a separated shoulder and a short suspension for a spearing incident, he was a top-four defenseman.
Undrafted by any NHL team, Humeniuk signed a minor league contract with the Hartford Whalers. His first professional action was a short stint with their Binghamton Whalers farm team in the American Hockey League in the 1990 season. The following year, with the Whalers' new affiliation being with the Springfield Indians, he played most of the season with the Indians, participating in the team's seventh and final Calder Cup championship. Humeniuk played parts of four seasons in all with Springfield, his best year coming in 1994 when, paired with veteran defenseman and First Team All-Star Rob Cowie, he scored 15 goals and 42 points to rank fourth on the team in scoring.
An unrestricted free agent thereafter, Humeniuk played for four AHL teams in the next two years before playing two seasons in Europe, with Lukko Rauma of the SM-liiga in 1997 and Augsburg Panthers of the German hockey league in 1998. He returned to North America to play for the Baton Rouge Kingfish of the East Coast Hockey League in 1999 and led the team in defense scoring that season, but suffered a serious stroke later in the year, which forced his retirement.
Humeniuk continued to make his home in Baton Rouge thereafter, and his #55 jersey was retired by the team in 2002.
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