Byron Shutt

Byron Shutt (born October 26, 1955) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played in the World Hockey Association (WHA).[1] Drafted in the ninth round of the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Shutt opted to play in the WHA after being selected by the Toronto Toros in the seventh round of the 1975 WHA Amateur Draft.[1] He played for the Cincinnati Stingers during the 1978–79 WHA season.[2] He is the younger brother of Hockey Hall of Famer Steve Shutt.[1]

Byron Shutt
Born (1955-10-26) October 26, 1955
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Cincinnati Stingers
NHL Draft 155th overall, 1975
Pittsburgh Penguins
WHA Draft 97th overall, 1975
Toronto Toros
Playing career 19781983

As a youth, he played in the 1968 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Toronto Shopsy's minor ice hockey team.[3] Shutt played junior ice hockey with the North York Rangers, before attending Bowling Green State University for four years. Drafted in 1975 by teams in the NHL and WHA, Shutt decided instead to remain at Bowling Green. In 1978, Shutt signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Stingers, playing one season with the team and its affiliate Springfield Indians of the American Hockey League. The following season, the WHA folded and his rights were claimed by the Hartford Whalers in the WHA dispersal draft. The Whalers took over the affiliation with the Indians and formed a Cincinnati Stingers team in the Central Hockey League, and Shutt played for both teams in the 1979–80 season. In 1980, Shutt joined the Flint Generals of the International Hockey League (IHL), where he racked up 235 penalty minutes. Shutt played one more season of professional hockey in 1982–83 with the Saginaw Gears of the IHL before retiring.

After retiring from hockey, Shutt operated a landscaping firm and coached hockey for Bay High School in Ohio.[4]

Awards and honours

Award Year
All-CCHA Second Team 1977–78 [5][1][2]
  • 1976–77 CCHA All-Star Honorable Mention[1]


  1. "1975 NHL Amateur Draft -- Byron Shutt". Hockey Draft Central. Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  2. Byron Shutt career statistics at Retrieved March 28, 2014.
  3. "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  4. "Byron Shutt - A Hall of Famer's Brother". Hometown Hockey. November 8, 2006. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  5. "CCHA Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.

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