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Jim Hiller
Jim Hiller
Right Wing
Number: 14
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: May 13, 1969
Birthplace: Port Alberni, BC, Canada
Hometown: Port Alberni, B.C.
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Los Angeles with Paul Coffey and Sylvain Couturier for Jimmy Carson, Marc Potvin and Gary Shuchuk on January 29, 1993.
Drafted: LAK / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 10th (207th overall)
Right winger Jim Hiller played briefly in the NHL with three different clubs in the early 90s. He was a gritty competitor in the corners who could contribute on offense as well. Although his NHL career was relatively short, he put up solid numbers in the minors and Europe.

Born in Port Alberni, BC, Hiller was taken 207th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 1989 after he registered 61 points in 29 games for the Melville Millionaires of the SJHL. He then spent three years with Northern Michigan University where he counted 73 goals and was known as a rugged battler in front of the net and along the boards. In 1992 he was selected to WCHA second all-star team and named an NCAA west second team all-American.

Hiller scored six goals in 40 games for the Kings as an NHL rookie in 1992-93. Halfway through the schedule he was sent to the Detroit Red Wings as part of multi-player deal built around Paul Coffey and Jimmy Carson. Hiller was a plus-7 in 21 games for the mighty Wings and played two playoff contests when the club was upset in the first round by Toronto.

Early in the 1993-94 season, the New York Rangers picked up Hiller on waivers. The Blueshirts were every bit as deep on the wings as Detroit so the young winger spent most of the next two years in the minors. After spending the 1995-96 season with the Canadian national team, Hiller signed with the Star Bulls Rosenheim club in the German Bundesliga. He spent three years there before signing with the Berlin Capitals.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame


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