Left winger Jim Shires spent four years with the University of Denver then moved on to three seasons of minor pro hockey before making his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings in 1970.
Shires, who was born in Edmonton, Alberta on November 15th, 1945 played 20 games with the Wings and scored two goals and 1 assist. In the off-season the Red Wings traded Shires to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Rick Sentes.
With the Blues Shires played 18 games and registered three assists. The rest of his season was spent in the minors with the Denver Spurs. Shires started the 1972-73 season with the Spurs but a midseason trade sent him to the Pittsburgh Penguins where he once again played at the NHL level.
Shires played 18 games for Pittsburgh and scored 1 goal and three points in that time. It was the last he would see of the NHL.
After two seasons spent in the minors, Jim Shires retired from hockey in 1975.
Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame