Pirates Notebook: Scoring not enough for rookie
Sport: Portland Pirates
Posted: October 2nd, 2012 by Tom Nolette
By Paul Betit
How does the player who led all of Canadian junior hockey in scoring last season manage to go undrafted by a National Hockey League team?
If you're Portland Pirates rookie center Brendan Shinnimin, it's because of your size.
"At the time of his draft age, obviously he was a smaller guy," Phoenix Coyotes assistant general manager Brad Treliving said. "There are guys almost every year who pass through (the draft)."
Shinnimin, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, is listed at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, on the Pirates' training-camp roster.