- Kevin Kaminski
Kevin S. Kaminski (born
March 13, 1969 in Churchbridge, Saskatchewan) is a former Canadian ice hockeyplayer.
Selected in the
1987 NHL Entry Draftby the Minnesota North Stars, Kaminski only played one game for the North Stars before he was traded to the Quebec Nordiquesin exchange for Gaetan Duchesne. After spending several years in the Nordiques organization, he was traded to the Washington Capitalsprior 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 him. As an example, on January 26, 1997, Kaminski, then playing for Washington, goaded Edmonton Oilers enforcer Louie DeBruskinto taking 27 penalty minutesjust three minutes into the game, and goaded another Edmonton player into taking a roughing penalty before leaving the game with about 5 minutes to go in the first period with a concussion. He would play three more seasons in the minors for the Portland Pirates of Portland, Maine before retiring in 1999.Kaminski was named head coach for the Youngstown SteelHoundson August 21, 2006.
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