Colorado Avalanche
Detroit Red Wings
Kevin Porter
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KevinPorter
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 5' 9"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 191
BIRTHDATE: 03/12/1986
AGE: 28
BIRTHPLACE: Detroit, MI, USA
DRAFTED: PHX: 2004-119 overall
 
2010-11 SEASON
Established career highs in games (74), goals (14), assists (11) and points (25) in his first full season with the Avalanche…Scored three game-winning goals, tied for second most on the team…Ranked fifth on the club in goals, seventh in games (tied) and 10th in points…Was on the Avalanche’s Opening Night roster and dressed in six of Colorado’s first 11 games…Was reassigned to Lake Erie (AHL) on Oct. 30 but did not appear in any games with the Monsters before being recalled on Nov. 5…Tallied a career-high two goals in his first game after re-joining the Avs on Nov. 6 vs. Dallas…Went on to produce five goals, including three game winners, and was +8 in his first seven games after his recall from Nov. 6-19…Potted a goal in three straight games, Nov. 15-19, the longest goal streak of his NHL career…Scored the overtime game-winner on Nov. 17 vs. San Jose, his first career OT goal…Notched the winning goal in the shootout on Nov. 20 at Dallas… Attempted his first career penalty shot on Jan. 18 vs. Vancouver (unsuccessful)…Appeared in his 100th NHL game on Feb. 9 at Minnesota.

CAREER
2009-10

Split the season between the Avalanche and Coyotes organizations…Was acquired from Phoenix along with Peter Mueller at the trade deadline on March 3…Following the trade, was assigned to Lake Erie (AHL) and tallied one goal in four games with the Monsters…Recalled by the Avalanche on March 10, Porter appeared in each of the final 16 games for Colorado (2g/1a)…Scored his first career short-handed goal on March 27 at Phoenix…Collected 41 points (16g/25a) in 56 combined AHL games between the Monsters and San Antonio Rampage…Opened the year with San Antonio, where he tallied 40 points (15g/25a) in 52 contests…Was recalled by the Coyotes on four occasions, appearing in four total games with Phoenix (no points). PLAYOFFS: Made his Stanley Cup playoff debut, appearing in four of Colorado’s six postseason games…Skated in his first NHL playoff contest in Game 1 of the WCQF at San Jose on April 14…Missed Games 3-4 after leaving Game 2 at San Jose on April 16 due to an upper body injury…Returned for Game 5 on April 22.

2008-09
Appeared in 34 games for the Coyotes during his rookie season, collecting five goals and five assists…Also played in 42 games for San Antonio (AHL), where he registered 35 points (13g/22a) and a team-leading +7 plus/minus rating…Two of his five goals with Phoenix were game winners…Made his NHL debut and collected his first NHL point (assist) on Oct. 11 vs. Columbus…Also had an assist in his second career game on Oct. 12 at Anaheim…Scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 30 vs. Pittsburgh.

2007-08
Captured the Hobey Baker Award as a senior at the University of Michigan…Finished second in the nation with 63 points (33g/30a) in 43 games…Led Michigan to the 2008 NCAA Frozen Four (held at Pepsi Center) while serving as team captain…Named the CCHA Player of the Year…Also a member of the RBK West All-America First Team and the All-CCHA First Team
Selected as the University of Michigan’s Male Athlete of the Year…Set an NCAA Tournament record by scoring four goals in an East Regional Semifinal win over Niagara on March 28 in Albany, NY…Signed with the Phoenix Coyotes on April 14, 2008…Appeared in all seven playoff games for the San Antonio Rampage (AHL), recording four assists.

2006-07
Skated in 41 games for the University of Michigan, collecting 58 points (24g/34a)…Shared the team lead in goals and was second in both assists and points…Named to the All-CCHA Second Team.

2005-06
Recorded 38 points  (17g/21a) and 30 penalty minutes in 39 games for Michigan.

2004-05
Registered 24 points (11g/13a) and 51 penalty minutes in 39 games as a freshman at Michigan.

2003-04
Played 55 games for the U.S. National Under-18 Team, recording 37 points (8g/29a).

2002-03
Collected 20 points (9g/11a) in 19 games for the U.S. National Under-17 Team…Appeared in 53 games for the U.S. National Under-18 Team, recording 31 points (20g/11a).

INTERNATIONAL
Served as captain of Team USA at the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship, leading the Americans to a fourth-place finish…Recorded six points (2g/4a) in seven games…Also represented the United States at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship, registering five points (3g/2a) in seven contests…Earned a silver medal with Team USA at the 2004 IIHF Under-18 World Championship…Recorded eight points (2g/6a) in six games to rank second on the team in scoring… Also competed for the United States at the 2003 IIHF Under-18 World Championship, collecting two assists in six games.

PERSONAL
Resides in Michigan during the offseason…Nickname is “Ports”…Participates in the Avalanche Player Clinics for local youth hockey teams…He and Cody McLeod joined students at King Soopers to teach them about nutrition and fitness fundamental as part of the Avalanche’s “Team Fit” program on Jan. 21, 2011…His first job was as a hockey instructor.