Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Shawn Antoski
The prototypical tough guy of hockey, Antoski made his way up through the ranks, but at every step of the way it was his fighting talents that helped him most. In North Bay, in junior, he averaged nearly 200 pims a year, and as a result Vancouver drafted him in the first round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

For the next three years he fought his way to recognition in the minors, but by 1993 Antoski had made the Canucks full-time. Early the next season, though, he was dealt to Philadelphia, and within two years he had added Pittsburgh and Anaheim to his list of NHL cities.

Antoski missed much of 1996-97 recovering from hernia surgery, but his career came to an end just nine games into the following season when he was involved in a serious car accident on November 24, 1997 and had to retire because of his injuries.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Don Mills Flyers MTHL 27 10 15 25 50
1986-87 Don Mills Flyers MTHL 33 12 13 25 75
1987-88 North Bay Centennials OHL 52 3 4 7 163
1988-89 North Bay Centennials OHL 57 6 21 27 201 9 5 3 8 24
1989-90 North Bay Centennials OHL 59 25 31 56 201 5 1 2 3 17
1990-91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -2
1990-91 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 62 17 7 24 330 5 1 2 3 10
1991-92 Vancouver Canucks NHL 4 0 0 0 29 -1
1991-92 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 52 17 16 33 346 5 2 0 2 20
1992-93 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1992-93 Hamilton Canucks AHL 41 3 4 7 172
1993-94 Vancouver Canucks NHL 55 1 2 3 190 -11 16 0 1 1 36
1994-95 Vancouver Canucks NHL 7 0 0 0 46 -4
1994-95 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 25 0 0 0 61 0 13 0 1 1 10
1995-96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 64 1 3 4 204 -4 7 1 1 2 28
1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 0 0 0 49 0
1996-97 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 2 0 0 0 2 +1
1997-98 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 9 1 0 1 18 +1
NHL Totals 183 3 5 8 599 36 1 3 4 74


Traded to Philadelphia by Vancouver for Josef Beranek, February 15, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 31, 1996. Traded to Anaheim by Pittsburgh with Dmitri Mironov for Alex Hicks and Fredrik Olausson, November 19, 1996.
Missed majority of 1996-97 due to hernia surgery, February 4, 1997.
Suffered career-ending injuries in automobile accident, November 24, 1997.
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