A 6’2, 210 pound Ontario native, Daniel Winnik was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in 2004. After finishing out college at University of New Hampshire, Winnik went on to play with the San Antonio Rampage where he posted 10 goals and 13 assists in 73 games with them before joining the Coyotes for the 2006-07 NHL season.
After three seasons in the desert, Winnik was traded to the Colorado Avalanche for a draft pick and subsequently signed a two year deal with them.
During his time with the Avalanche, Winnik played 143 games. His 44 penalty minutes included two fights; one against current teammate Ryane Clowe and one against Justin Falk. He has 9 fights in his NHL career.
On February 27, 2012 Winnik was traded to the San Jose Sharks along with TJ Galiardi for Jamie McGinn. Since the trade, Winnik has two goals and one assist in 14 games with the Sharks.
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