Alex Shibicky

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Alex Shibicky
Mac Colville, Neil Colville Alex Shibicky 1938.jpg
Mac Colville, Neil Colville and Alex Shibicky, 1938
Born (1914-05-19)May 19, 1914
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died July 9, 2005(2005-07-09) (aged 91)
South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Played for New York Rangers
Playing career 1935–1946

Alexandre Dimitri Shibicky (May 19, 1914 – July 9, 2005) was an ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League from 1935 to 1946.

Shibicky was also a Stanley Cup winner in 1940, and the vice-president of the first incarnation of the National Hockey League Players Association, but he is best known for being the first player to use a slapshot, which he did in 1937. He said he learned it in practice from teammate Fred "Bun" Cook during the 1935–36 season. He also spent three years in the Canadian Forces during World War II.

Awards and achievements

External links

  • Biographical information and career statistics from Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database

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