Shane Churla

Shane Churla
Born (1965-06-24) June 24, 1965 (age 52)
Fernie, British Columbia, Canada
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
PositionRight Wing
Played for Hartford Whalers (1986-1987)
Calgary Flames (1987-1989)
Minnesota North Stars (1989-1993)
Dallas Stars (1993-1996)
Los Angeles Kings (1996)
New York Rangers (1996-1997)
NHL Draft110th overall, 1985
Hartford Whalers
Playing career1985-1997


Shane Churla (given birth to June 24, 1965) is a retired Canadian snow hockey ideal winger. He was drafted in the 6th round, 110th general, from the Hartford Whalers in the 1985 NHL Admittance Draft. He’s presently a scout for the Montreal Canadiens.

Playing career

After playing two seasons in the European Hockey League using the Medication Head wear Tigers, Churla produced his professional debut using the AHL's Binghamton Whalers in the 1985–86 season. He produced his NHL debut with Hartford in the 1986–87 time of year, showing up in 20 video games. After dressing for just two more video games with Hartford in the 1987–88 time of year, he was exchanged towards the Calgary Flames inside a multi-player offer.Through the 1988–89 time of year, the Flames exchanged Churla towards the Minnesota North Stars. He was among the players chosen from your North Stars from the San Jose Sharks in the 1991 NHL Dispersal Draft; nevertheless, he was exchanged back again to the North Celebrities only days later on for Kelly Kisio.Churla remained using the Celebrities franchise since it moved south to be the Dallas Celebrities. In the 1995–96 time of year, Churla relocated from Dallas towards the LA Kings, and again to the brand new York Rangers. He retired like a Ranger following the 1996–97 season.In his NHL job, Churla appeared in 488 games. He obtained 26 goals and added 45 aids. He also made an appearance in 78 Stanley Glass playoff games, rating five goals and tallying seven aids. Churla was regarded as a high enforcer in the NHL. He and Basil McRae had been a formidable duo around the Minnesota North Celebrities by the end from the 1980s. He tallied 2,301 charges moments in his NHL profession.Churla could very well be best remembered for receiving probably one of the most vicious elbows in NHL background through the 1994 Stanley Glass playoffs, thanks to Pavel Bure. The elbow was dubbed by Don Cherry as "the mom of most elbows."After retirement Churla continued employed in hockey industry. In 2005, he became a scout in Dallas Superstars identifying and analyzing draft-eligible players. In 2013, he transferred to Montreal Canadiens to an identical position.Churla may be the cousin of ex - National Football Group quarterback Tag Rypien.Shane's younger sibling, Russ, also performed in the WHL for just one season, but provides since retired.

See also

Set of NHL players with 2000 profession penalty minutes