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February 27, 1984 |
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight||239 lb (108 kg; 17 st 1 lb)|
|NHL Draft||281st overall, 2002
New Jersey Devils
Kinkel began his career playing major junior hockey in Canada, for the Kitchener Rangers and Kingston Frontenacs, before making a move into the ECHL with the Pensacola Ice Pilots. He then moved up to the American Hockey League with the Houston Aeros for a season and a half, before returning to the ECHL. In his second ECHL career, he spent roughly half a season with the Florida Everblades, the Utah Grizzlies, the Mississippi Sea Wolves, and the Idaho Steelheads, before deciding to retire into a career with the Estero fire department as an EMS.
However, after retirement, Kinkel has still managed to play a little professional hockey, filling in a roster slot for the visiting Cincinnati Cyclones in 2008-2009, and also filling a slot for the Everblades, at whose home games Kinkel works EMS, in the 2009-2010 season.
- Wommack, Woody (December 13, 2009). "BLADES PAGE: Kinkel stokes the fire one more time". Naples Daily News (Naples, FL). Retrieved December 14, 2009.