Portland Pirates Hall of Fame, Kevin Kaminski
KEVIN KAMINSKI #32
Kevin Kaminski was a member of the Portland Pirates from 1993 to 1995 and then again during the 1997-98 season. In 113 career games, he recorded 33 goals and 54 assists for 87 points. His 797 penalty minutes are tops on the club’s all-time list. In 1994 – his first season in the organization, he helped guide the Pirates to the Calder Cup Championship, posting 4-5=9 totals and a League-high 91 penalty minutes in 16 postseason games. His Pirates’ team would then begin the following season by setting a new North American professional hockey record by going 14-0-3 in their first 17 games. In 1997, Kaminski would return to the Pirates’ line-up, notching 20 points and 242 penalty minutes in an injury-shortened season. Nonetheless, he won the Most Popular Player Award, voted on annually by the fans. In addition to his numerous on-ice contributions, Kaminski has made a lasting impression in the Portland community. He is actively involved in numerous charitable events and during the summer runs the Kevin Kaminski Professional Hockey Academy at various local rinks. During his NHL career, “Killer” played for the Minnesota North Stars, the Quebec Nordiques and the Washington Capitals.
YEAR INDUCTED: 2000