A Saskatchewan native with lifetime Lindsey ties, Ken Schinkel honed his hockey skills in this area in the early 1950s. He enjoyed a successful professional career as a player, coach, scout, and in the front office. He won three American Hockey League championships and was a National Hockey League star three times. Ken spent several a AHL years with Springfield and Baltimore. He led the AHL in scoring in 1959 and played alongside future NHL Hall of Famers, while getting NHL action with New York. An original Pittsburgh Penguin after the 1967 NHL expansion, he was assistant captain, noted for strong two-way play and reliable penalty killing. Team leader in games played and points scored when he retired, Ken coached the Penguins in the 1970s before office roles with the club and later for the Hartford Whalers.