By Matt Slovin, Daily Sports Editor
Published November 14, 2012
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Just in time for a rare Michigan hockey mid-week game, we’re bringing you another edition of Michigan hockey Alum of the Week.
Speaking of mid-week hockey games, how about that Red Wings-Penguins game the other night, eh? Oh, you mean the NHL is still locked out? Carry on.
This week’s honoree is center Kevin Porter, a 2008 graduate of Michigan, currently playing with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
And with collective bargaining agreement negotiations currently at a standstill between the NHL and the Players’ Association, Porter’s stint with the Americans might be a lengthy one. If he can keep his numbers up the way they’ve been early on this season, it will also be a prolific one.
Porter has boosted Rochester, the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, with 10 points in the 13 games he has played this season. His four goals so far equals the amount he scored in the entire 2011-12 season as a member of the Colorado Avalanche. Porter played a total of three season in Denver, racking up 35 combined points.
As a Wolverine, Porter developed into one of the program’s stars of the last decade. His goal total steadily increased each season, from 11 his freshman year all the way to 33 his senior season when he earned the prestigious Hobey Baker Award.
Congratulations, Kevin, on taking home the hardware. While men negotiate over things like hockey-related revenue, you keep showing why you’re one of the two Hobey Baker winners in Michigan hockey history.