Kevin Kaminski

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Kevin Kaminski
Born (1969-03-13) March 13, 1969 (age 46)
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 "Killer" Kaminski (born March 13, 1969 in Churchbridge, Saskatchewan) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, notable for being one of the most prominent minor-league "goons" of the 1990s.

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, principally for their Halifax Citadels farm team, he was traded to the Washington Capitals prior to the 1993–94 NHL season.

During his four seasons with the Capitals, his hard-nosed style of play would make him a fan favorite, as he would not hesitate to fight players much bigger than he was. He would play three more seasons in the minors for the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League before retiring in 1999.

Although Kaminski played only 286 games in the AHL, less than four full seasons' worth, he stands 27th in all-time career penalty minutes for the league.


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