Shayne Toporowski

Ice Hockey, Ice hockey player

1975 –


Who is Shayne Toporowski?

Shayne Angelo Toporowski is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger. He was drafted into the National Hockey League in the second round, 42nd overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1993 draft. After being drafted, he continued to play junior hockey for the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League. In October 1994, the Kings traded him, Guy Leveque, Dixon Ward, and Kelly Fairchild to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Eric Lacroix, Chris Snell, and a fourth-round draft pick in the 1996 draft. The following two seasons, Toporowski played for the Maple Leafs' American Hockey League affiliate, the St. John's Maple Leafs. In the 1996–97 season, Toronto called him up for three NHL games.

The following off-season, he signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues and played for the their AHL affiliate, the Worcester IceCats. The year following, he signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes and played for their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.

From 2000 to 2012, he played in various European leagues. He then played his last season of professional hockey with the Quad City Mallards of the Central Hockey League.

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Aug 6, 1975
  • Canada
Lived in
  • Paddockwood

on July 23, 2013


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