Shinny you are the man. Your work ethic were unmatched at this level now figure out a way to take it up notch and make the Coyotes. Jim Hiller I love your offensive minded game and really hope you stick around a few more years to see if you can take the Ams all the way.
Dodge Top Scorer of the Year Brendan Shinnimin (Tri-City Americans):
Brendan Shinnimin finished the 2011-12 regular season with a CHL-leading 134 points on 58 goals and 76 assists. The 21-year-old Phoenix Coyotes prospect from Winnipeg, MB, accumulated the most points in a WHL regular season since the 1998-99 campaign. Shinnimin recorded points in 60 of the 69 games he played this season, and finished the season on a 23-game point streak. Also considered for the award was Yanni Gourde of the Victoriaville Tigres, and Michael Sgarbossa of the Sudbury Wolves.
CCM Player of the Year Brendan Shinnimin (Tri-City Americans):
BrendanShinnimin, a Winnipeg, MB, native, enjoyed an excellent season for the Americans, recording 58 goals and 76 assists for 134 points along with a +45 rating in 69 games leading the CHL in scoring while helping the Ams win the WHLs U.S. Division and Western Conference regular-season titles. The 510, 175-lb pivot finished second among all WHL players with 58 goals and third among WHL players with 76 assists. Additionally, Shinnimin finished with 21 power play markers and second with seven shorthanded tallies. The 21-year-old overage player signed an entry-level contract with the Phoenix Coyotes late in the season. Also considered for the award was Yanni Gourde of the Victoriaville Tigres, and Michael Houser of the London Knights.
Old Dutch Brian Kilrea Coach of the Year Jim Hiller (Tri-City Americans):
In his third season as head coach of the Tri-City Americans, Jim Hiller guided the Ams to yet another outstanding regular-season campaign. Under Hiller, the Ams posted a 50-18-2-2 record for 104 points to capture their fourth U.S. Division title in five seasons and finish with the best record in the WHL Western Conference. Hillers Americans boasted the WHLs fourth-ranked offense and the top-ranked defense, and scored 91 more goals than they allowed this season. Also considered for the award was Jean-Francois Houle of the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, and Greg Gilbert of the Saginaw Spirit.