Shick enjoyed a 23-year career as an NHL referee, officiating 1,321 regular season, 130 playoff and two
All-Star games, and the 2001 Stanley Cup final between New Jersey and Colorado.

The Port Alberni native refereed his first game April 6, 1986 between Toronto and Detroit at the Joe Louis Arena and wore the red armband for the last time on March 7, 2009 as Minnesota played Los Angeles at
the Staples Centre.

Shick also worked the third longest playoff game in NHL history, the Eastern Conference semifinal match at Pittsburgh that began on May 4, 2000, and was not decided until the early morning of May 5 when Keith Primeau of the Philadelphia Flyers scored 92:01 into overtime to beat the Penguins.

Shick is married and lives in California with his wife and four children.