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Kevin Kaminski
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Born March 13, 1969 (1969-03-13) (age 50)
Churchbridge, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Played for NHL
Minnesota North Stars
Quebec Nordiques
Washington Capitals
AHL
Portland Pirates
NHL Draft 48th overall, 1987
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1987–1999

Kevin Kaminski (born on March 13, 1969) is a former Canadian ice hockey player who was notable for being one of the most prominent minor-league "goons" of the 1990s.

Playing CareerEdit

Selected in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota North Stars, Kevin only played one game for the North Stars before he was traded to the Quebec Nordiques in exchange for Gaetan Duchesne on June 19, 1989.

After spending several years in the Nordiques organization (principally for their Halifax Citadels farm team), he was traded to the Washington Capitals prior to the 1993–94 NHL season on June 15, 1993.

During his four seasons with the Capitals, Kevin's hard-nosed style of play would make him a fan favorite as he would not hesitate to fight players much bigger than he was.

During his career, Kevin sustained numerous concussions and a slapshot to his face from Peter Nedved left him with a titanium plate & 12 screws in the right side of his face.

After playing for three more seasons in the minors for the Portland Pirates of the AHL, Kevin retired in 1999.

Even though he played only 286 games in the AHL (which is less than four full seasons' worth), Kevin stands 27th in all-time career penalty minutes for the league.

Coaching CareerEdit

After retiring, Kevin joined the coaching ranks and in the 2004-05 season, he became the GM/Head Coach of the Missouri River Otters.

Most recently, he was the head coach for the Louisiana IceGators from 2011 to 2014.

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