Shinnimin Honored as Americans’ 2012 Playoff MVP

KENNEWICK, WA – Tri-City Americans Governor/General Manager announced today that overage forward Brendan Shinnimin has been named the team’s 2012 playoff Most Valuable Player.  After taking home the club’s 2011 award, it marks the second straight team playoff MVP nomination for Shinnimin.

The 5’10, 175-pound forward from Winnipeg, Manitoba appeared in all 15 Americans playoff games this season, recording a team-high 23 points, including 7 goals, while leading Tri-City back to the Western Conference Finals for the second time in three seasons.  After his impressive run in 2012, the overage forward finishes his WHL career as the Americans’ all-time leading playoff scorer (19-45-64), passing current Phoenix Coyotes forward, Daymond Langkow (59).

“(Brendan) had an exceptional post-season and showed a real knack for contributing offensively in big moments,” said Tory. “It’s truly been exciting to see his growth and development over the past four seasons in an Americans uniform.”

Tri-City Americans season tickets are now available for the 2012-13 season.  Season ticket plans can be purchased by using several, convenient monthly payment schedules after a one-time service charge.  Call 509.736.0606, visit or drop by the Americans offices’ at the bottom level of the Toyota Center for more information.

All-Time Americans Playoff MVP Winners:
1989: Stu Barnes
1990: Stu Barnes
1991: Terry Degner
1992: Bill Lindsay
1993: Todd Klassen
1994: Daymond Langkow
1995: Daymond Langkow, Terry Ryan
1996: Daymond Langkow
1997: Did not make the playoffs
1998: Did not make the playoffs
1999: Scott Gomez
2000: Darrell Hay
2001: Did not make the playoffs
2002: Tyler Weiman
2003: Did not make the playoffs
2004: Shawn Belle, Clayton Stoner
2005: Ian McDonald, Andy Thompson
2006: Logan Stephenson
2007: Colton Yellow Horn
2008: Chet Pickard
2009: Mitch Fadden
2010: Kruise Reddick
2011: Brendan Shinnimin
2012: Brendan Shinnimin


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