Kris Porter

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Kris Porter
Born (1978-09-13) September 13, 1978 (age 36)
Oxbow, Saskatchewan
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Forward
Played for Fresno Falcons (WCHL, ECHL)
Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL)
New Orleans Brass (ECHL)
Kentucky Thoroughblades (AHL)
Worcester IceCats (AHL)
Merrimack Warriors (HE)
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1999–2006

Kris Porter (born September 13, 1978) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played most of his career in the ECHL and WCHL.

Early life and education[edit]

Stringer was born in Oxbow, Saskatchewan and later moved to Wynyard, Saskatchewan. He played for a midget level team in his small town throughout high school. Porter played defense until age 15, when he moved to forward. There he was a prolific goal scorer. After high school Porter played junior hockey for the Weyburn Red Wings. In his last year of junior hockey he led the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in scoring.[1]

Though he received offers from Ivy League programs Porter attended Merrimack College and played there from 1995 to 1999. Though he initially lacked skating skill compared to his teammates in his first season, by his sophomore year Porter had greatly improved and shared the team's Most Improved Player award with Rejean Stringer. He led the team in goals scored in the 1996–97 season and led the team in overall scoring the next two years. In the 1997–98 season he scored the second most goals in the nation.[1] In one game that season he scored 4 goals in a 9-1 victory over Air Force.[2] While at Merrimack he spent four consecutive seasons on the Hockey East All-Academic team.[3]

Professional career[edit]

After leaving Merrimack, Stringer played three games for the Worcester IceCats of the AHL in the 1998–99 season. In the 1999–2000 he split his time between the Kentucky Thoroughblades of the AHL and the New Orleans Brass and Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL. The next year, he moved to the Fresno Falcons of the now-defunct WCHL. Porter played a key role in Fresno's 2003 playoff run.[4] He played for Fresno for six seasons before retiring from professional hockey.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Merrimack College HE 25 4 9 13 18
1996–97 Merrimack College HE 34 16 17 33 47
1997–98 Merrimack College HE 38 33 21 54 48
1998–99 Merrimack College HE 36 24 21 45 48
1998–99 Worcester IceCats AHL 3 0 0 0 2
1999–2000 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 3 0 1 1 0
1999–2000 New Orleans Brass ECHL 35 6 7 13 16
1999–2000 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 30 13 13 26 16 7 4 1 5 8
2000–01 Fresno Falcons WCHL 30 17 16 33 18 5 1 2 3 6
2001–02 Fresno Falcons WCHL 54 29 27 56 44 15 6 12 18 14
2002–03 Fresno Falcons WCHL 64 35 39 74 74 13 3 8 11 14
2003–04 Fresno Falcons ECHL 70 22 30 52 66
2004–05 Fresno Falcons ECHL 1 1 0 1 0
2005–06 Fresno Falcons ECHL 9 0 1 1 6
ECHL totals 145 42 51 93 104 7 4 1 5 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hendrickson, Dave (8 March 1999). "The Odd Couple". USCHO.com. Retrieved 18 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Merrimack has merry way against Falcons". Colorado Springs Gazette. 3 November 1997. 
  3. ^ "Hockey East All-Academic team". HockeyEastOnline. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Porter, Falcons look pretty in playoff preview". Fresno Bee. April 3, 2003. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 

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