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Dominik Shine (born April 18, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Early life[edit]

Shine was born on April 18, 1993, to parents Scott and Marcy Shine.[1] His family lived in Ypsilanti, Michigan before settling in Pinckney, where Shine began playing competitive youth hockey. He won two consecutive AAA National Championships with the Little Ceasers bantam team and Compuware minor midget team.[2] While attending Lincoln Southwest High School, Shine played four seasons with the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League (USHL).[1] During the 2011–12 and 2012–13 season, he served as team captain.[3]

Playing career[edit]


Shine joined the Northern Michigan Wildcats for his freshman season during their 2013–14 campaign. He played in all 38 games and recorded 17 points for fifth on the team.[4] On November 23, 2013, Shine and fellow rookie Sami Salminen recorded their first two collegiate goals in a 3–0 win over the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers.[5] Shine returned to the Wildcats for his sophomore season where he opened the season with a three-game goal streak. He finished the 2014–15 season third on the team in points, tied for third in goals, and fourth in assists.[4]

In his junior year, Shine was named an alternate captain alongside Shane Sooth and Brock Maschmeyer.[6] While serving in this role, he became the third Wildcat to earn GLI All-Tournament Team Honors since Dan Ruoho in 1992 and Roger Trudeau in 1998.[7] By January, Shine ranked fifth in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) in goals, tied for 11th in points, and tied for second in game-winning goals. As a result, he earned a spot on the fan ballot for the 2016 Hobey Baker award.[8] At the conclusion of the season, Shine was invited to participate in the Edmonton Oilers orientation camp from July 2nd to 7th.[9]

Shine returned to the Wildcats for his senior season, where he continued his offensive output. From December to January, Shine tied for the NCAA lead with eight goals and 16th in the nation in goal-scoring. As a result of his play, he was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career.[10] A few months later, Shine became the first WCHA skater to reach the 20-goal plateau during the season and one of only 15 in the Division I ranks. As a result, he was named to the All-WCHA Team.[11]


Shine officially concluded his collegiate career on March 14, 2017, by signing an amateur tryout agreement with the Grand Rapids Griffins in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the remainder of the 2016–17 season.[12] He appeared in eight regular-season games with the Griffins, recording three assists and seven penalty minutes. He remained with the team as they qualified for the Calder Cup Finals but did not appear in a game as they beat the Syracuse Crunch for their second championship in five seasons.[13] Following this, Shine signed a standard player’s contract for the 2017–18 season.[12]

In his first professional season with the Griffins, Shine was invited to the Detroit Red Wings’ 2017 prospects tournament where he finished with four shots on goal and was plus-1.[14] Following the tournament, Shine was one of 74 players invited to their Development Camp[15] but was re-assigned to the Griffins prior to the start of the season.[16] During the first three months of the season, Shine recorded two goals in 23 games and was subsequently scratched 11 times.[2] Despite his slow start, he concluded the season with 16 points in 58 regular-season games and played in five postseason contests. Following this, Shine signed a one-year contract extension to remain with the Griffins.[17]

In his second full professional season with the Griffins, Shine tied with teammates Turner Elson and Dominic Turgeon for most games played during the regular season with 72. He played in his 100th career AHL game during a 4–3 shootout win against the Cleveland Monsters on December 29.[18][19] Upon concluding his second season with 11 points and 53 penalty minutes, Shine signed another one-year contract.[20]

In February 2020, Shine, who played roller hockey with the Detroit Bordercats at Joe Dumars Fieldhouse, was drafted in the fifth round of the National Roller Hockey League Draft.[21] On April 18, Shine signed a one-year contract extension with the Griffins for the 2020–21 season.[22] During the season, he was forced to transition to defence due to injuries and COVID-19 protocols. In three games in which he played defense, Shine was a plus five.[23] In March 2021, Shine became the third Griffins player during the 2020–21 season to play in his 200th game for the organization.[24]

Career statistics[edit]


  1. ^ a b “Dominik Shine”. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Newman, Mark (March 2, 2018). “A Fighting Chance”. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  3. ^ “STARS ANNOUNCE CAPTAINS FOR 2019-20 SEASON”. October 25, 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  4. ^ a b “Dominik Shine”. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  5. ^ “Salminen, Shine score first collegiate goals in win over Alabama-Huntsville”. The Mining Journal. November 23, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  6. ^ “NMU names 3 hockey captains”. The Mining Journal. April 15, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  7. ^ “Dominik Shine Named to GLI All-Tournament Team”. December 20, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  8. ^ “NMU players on ballot for Hobey Baker”. The Mining Journal. January 22, 2016. Archived from the original on May 21, 2021. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  9. ^ “Shine to participate in Oilers Camp”. TV 6. July 2, 2016. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  10. ^ “Shine is named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week”. January 10, 2017.
  11. ^ “NMU Players named to All-WCHA Teams”. March 9, 2017. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  12. ^ a b “Griffins Sign Dominik Shine”. March 14, 2017. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  13. ^ Savage, Brendan (July 19, 2017). “SHINE READY FOR PRO CAREER AFTER RED WINGS DEVELOPMENT CAMP”. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  14. ^ Wakiji, Dana (September 9, 2017). “Trending: Dominik Shine bright spot for Wings in loss”. National Hockey League. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  15. ^ Kujawa, Kyle (September 13, 2017). “Red Wings release 2017 training camp roster and team breakdowns”. National Hockey League. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  16. ^ Wallner, Peter J. (September 25, 2017). “Red Wings assign three to Grand Rapids Griffins”. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  17. ^ “GRIFFINS RE-SIGN ELSON AND SHINE”. June 18, 2018. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  18. ^ “2018-19 IN REVIEW: DOMINIK SHINE”. June 24, 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  19. ^ “Griffins Begin New Year with Trip to Pennsylvania”. January 3, 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  20. ^ “SHINE ON”. June 29, 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  21. ^ Skiba, Jeremy (February 19, 2020). “2020 NRHL DRAFT – 5TH ROUND WRAP UP”. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  22. ^ “Keep Shining”. April 18, 2020. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  23. ^ Figurski, Larry (April 21, 2021). “Griffins forward ‘Shines’ in new role as defensemen”. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  24. ^ Kkaminsk, Steve (March 19, 2021). “Grand Rapids Griffins’ 200 club getting bigger by the game”. Retrieved May 21, 2021.

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