Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Hrivnak
Goalie Jim Hrivnak was a third-round selection, 61st overall, in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. Hrivnak came up through the U.S. college ranks having played four years with Merrimack College in the NCAA from 1985 to 1989. Hrivnak saw his first NHL action during the 1989-90 season when he dressed for eleven games with the Capitals, earning five wins and five losses and a 3.55 gaa.

He played three more years with the Capitals and had winning years each season, posting a total of 23 wins against just 13 losses. Despite the impressive win-loss record, Hrivnak was used sparingly and was dealt to the Winnipeg Jets in the 1992-93 season. In three games with the Jets, he was 2-1-0 with a 4.33 gaa.

In 1993-94, Hrivnak had his most active NHL season as a member of the St. Louis Blues, dressing for 24 games. However, it was also his only season where he posted more losses than wins, officially going 4-10-0 with a 4.27 gaa. That was the last time Hrivnak played in the NHL, although he did continue to play professionally with five different minor league teams in the IHL and the AHL before trying his hand at playing in the German Elite League in 1996-97 as a member of Cologne. The following year he played for Manchester in the British League. After taking two years off, Hrivnak returned to play professionally in Finland with Assat Porti.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1983-84 Montreal-Concordia QAAA 15 6 8 1 0 4.54 4 2 2 0 0 3.18
1984-85 Montreal-Concordia QAAA 34 8 22 1 0 5.99 9 3 6 0 0 7.45
1985-86 Merrimack College NCAA-2 21 12 6 2 0 3.66
1986-87 Merrimack College NCAA-2 34 27 7 0 3 2.46
1987-88 Merrimack College NCAA-2 37 31 6 0 4 2.38
1988-89 Merrimack College NCAA-2 22 18 4 0 4 2.41
1988-89 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 10 1 8 0 0 6.57
1989-90 Washington Capitals NHL 11 5 5 0 0 3.55
1989-90 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 47 24 19 2 4 3.06 6 4 2 0 0 3.17
1990-91 Washington Capitals NHL 9 4 2 1 0 3.61
1990-91 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 42 20 16 6 1 3.24 6 2 3 0 0 3.89
1991-92 Washington Capitals NHL 12 6 3 0 0 3.47
1991-92 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 22 10 8 3 0 3.36
1992-93 Washington Capitals NHL 27 13 9 2 0 3.50
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 3 2 1 0 0 4.33
1993-94 St. Louis Blues NHL 23 4 10 0 0 4.27
1994-95 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 28 17 10 1 0 3.89
1994-95 Kansas City Blades IHL 10 3 5 2 0 3.81 2 0 2 0 0 3.55
1995-96 Carolina Panthers AHL 11 1 4 1 0 3.54
1995-96 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 13 10 1 1 0 2.86
1995-96 Kansas City Blades IHL 4 1 1 0 0 4.29
1996-97 Kolner Haie Germany 21 1 2.78 2 0 3.45
1996-97 Kolner Haie EuroHL 2 0 0 2 0 1.50
1997-98 Manchester Storm BH-Cup 8 0 2.38
1997-98 Manchester Storm Britain 24 2.50
1997-98 Manchester Storm EuroHL 4 1 2 0 0 4.06
1998-99 Hamburg Crocodiles German-2 35 11 14 2 4 3.72
1999-00 Assat Pori Finland 24 6 12 5 1 3.14
2000-01 Assat Pori Finland 10 0 8 2 0 4.64
NHL Totals 85 34 30 3 0 3.72


NCAA (College Div.) East First All-American Team (1987)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1990)
Traded to Winnipeg by Washington with Washington's 2nd round pick (Alexei Budayev) in 1993 NHL Draft for Rick Tabaracci, March 22, 1993. Traded to St. Louis by Winnipeg for St. Louis' 6th round pick (later traded to Florida - later traded to Edmonton - later traded to Winnipeg - Winnipeg selected Chris Kibermanis) in 1994 NHL Draft and future considerations, July 29, 1993.
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