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Born March 12, 1986 (1986-03-12) (age 24),
Northville, MI, USA
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Colorado Avalanche
Phoenix Coyotes
NHL Draft 119th overall, 2004
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2008 – present

Kevin Porter (born March 12, 1986 in Northville, Michigan) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL).


Playing career

Porter was drafted 119th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Porter spent the next four years in the Collegiate system with the University of Michigan. In the 2007–08 season, his last year with the Wolverines, Porter won the Hobey Baker Award.[1]

Shortly after, on April 14, 2008, Porter signed an entry level contract with the Coyotes.[2] He then joined the Coyotes affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, for their play-off run.

In the 2008–09 season, Porter made the Coyotes opening season roster and made his NHL debut in a 3–1 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 11, 2008, picking up an assist, his first NHL point.[3] Porter scored his first career NHL goal on October 30, 2008, in a 4–1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.[4]

Porter was assigned to the Rampage to start the 2009–10 season. He was recalled by the Coyotes on numerous occasions and played in 4 games. On March 3, 2010, Porter was traded by the Coyotes, along with Peter Mueller, to the Colorado Avalanche for forward Wojtek Wolski.[5] After skating in four games with Avalanche affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, Porter received his first recall to Colorado on March 11, 2010,[6] where he made his Avalanche debut in a 3-0 victory over the Florida Panthers.[7]


  • 2007–08 — CCHA First All-Star Team
  • 2007–08 — CCHA Player of the Year
  • 2007–08 — NCAA West First All-American Team
  • 2007–08 — Hobey Baker Award

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 U. of Michigan CCHA 39 11 13 24 51
2005–06 U. of Michigan CCHA 39 17 21 38 30
2006–07 U. of Michigan CCHA 41 24 34 58 16
2007–08 U. of Michigan CCHA 43 33 30 63 18
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 7 0 4 4 0
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 34 5 5 10 4
2008–09 San Antonio Rampage AHL 42 13 22 35 14
NHL totals 34 5 5 10 4


External links

Preceded by
Ryan Duncan
Winner of the Hobey Baker Award
Succeeded by
Matt Gilroy


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