Kevin Kaminski

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Kevin Kaminski
Born (1969-03-13) March 13, 1969 (age 45)
Churchbridge, SK, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for NHL
Minnesota North Stars
Quebec Nordiques
Washington Capitals
Portland Pirates
NHL Draft 48th overall, 1987
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1987–1999

Kevin S. Kaminski (born March 13, 1969 in Churchbridge, Saskatchewan) is a former Canadian ice hockey player.

Selected in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota North Stars, Kaminski only played one game for the North Stars before he was traded to the Quebec Nordiques in exchange for Gaetan Duchesne. After spending several years in the Nordiques organization, he was traded to the Washington Capitals prior to the 1993–94 NHL season. During his four seasons with the Capitals, his hard-nosed, gritty style of play would make him a fan favorite (his nickname was "Killer Kaminski"), as he would not hesitate fighting players who were much bigger than he was. As an example, on January 26, 1997, Kaminski, then playing for Washington, goaded Edmonton Oilers enforcer Louie DeBrusk into taking 27 penalty minutes just three minutes into the game, and goaded Edmonton winger Andrei Kovalenko into taking a roughing penalty before leaving the game with an injury.[1] He would play three more seasons in the minors for the Portland Pirates of Portland, Maine before retiring in 1999.


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