Scott Timmins
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Scott Timmins

Hometown:

Hamilton Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-09-11

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2009

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Trade with Florida, 2013

Weight:

193 lbs.

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History

2006-07: Scott Timmins saw limited time in his first OHL season with Kitchener. He scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was +1 with 8 PIM on a Rangers’ team that had the fourth-best record in the regular season. Timmins did not see any action in the playoffs as Kitchener swept Sarnia before falling to Plymouth in the second round.

2007-08: Timmins assumed a full-time role with Kitchener in his second season and was one of the top two-way forwards on an OHL championship team that competed for the Memorial Cup. He scored 17 goals with 12 assists and was +25 with 46 PIM in 62 regular season games. Timmins scored 3 goals with 5 assists and was +6 with 10 PIM in 20 OHL playoff games. In the Memorial Cup, he had one assist in five games. Timmins received Kitchener’s Les Bradley award as the Rangers’ Most Improved Player.

2008-09: Timmins began the season with Kitchener before being traded to windsor in January in a multi-player deal. He scored 35 goals with 38 assists and was +6 with 61 PIM in 66 games between the two clubs during the regular season. In the playoffs, he scored 6 goals, with 3 power play goals and 10 assists and was +13 with 26 PIM as Windsor defeated Brampton in the OHL finals. Timmins had 1 goal with 2 assists and had 8 PIM as the Spitfires captured the Memorial Cup.

2009-10: Timmins attended camp with the Panthers before returning to the OHL for an overage season and was part of a dominant Windsor Spitfires team that won the OHL title and its second straight Memorial Cup championship. Timmons scored 30 goals with 24 assists and was +28 with 47 PIM in 56 games scoring four goals each on the power play and penalty kill. In 19 OHL playoff games, he scored 11 goals with 11 assists and was +18 with 18 PIM. In his third straight trip to the Memorial Cup, Timmins scored 2 goals with 3 assists with 2 PIM.

2010-11: Timmins made his NHL debut with the Panthers in February after spending most of his first pro season with Rochester (AHL). Timmins scored his first career goal (and had his only point) in his second career game, a 3-2, loss to Montreal. Timmins averaged just under 11 minutes of ice time in 19 games with the Panthers and was -8 with 8 PMs. He suffered a season-ending concussion in a March game with Ottawa on a hit from Francis Lessard. In 45 AHL games with Rochester, Timmins scored 10 goals with 12 assists and was +10 with 18 PMs.

2011-12: Timmins spent his second pro season with Florida AHL affiliate San Antonio. He was a solid-two way forward for the Rampage, scoring 11 goals with 16 assists and finishing plus-twelve with 34 penalty minutes in 70 games.  The Rampage finished third in the West Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Timmins had 1 goal and was minus-three with 8 penalty minutes in 10 playoff games.

2012-13: Timmins played in five NHL games in his third pro season – appearing in one February game with the Panthers and re-joining Florida for four games in April. He was -2 with no points and 4 penalty minutes; averaging 10:35 minutes of ice time. He skated in 65 games for the Panthers’ AHL affiliate in San Antonio. Timmins scored 11 goals with 13 assists for the Rampage and was -3 with 58 penalty minutes. San Antonio missed the AHL playoffs after finishing last in the South Division.

 

Talent Analysis

Timmins, while not big or tremendously gifted, is one of those well-rounded players who does all things well and gets the most out of his ability with his hockey smarts and determination. He is a steady defender, and plays a smart game in a checking role, with some ability to generate offense.

Future

Timmins was dealt to the New Jersey Devils in a deal that sent Krys Barch from the Devils to the Florida Panthers.

 

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