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Kevin Porter

School

University of Michigan

Position
Forward
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28
A
28
PTS
56
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+30
Kevin Porter

Classroom

Porter is a general studies major, which is akin to a liberal arts degree at many other schools.

Character

Porter lets his play do the talking. After a sizzling start to his senior season, Porter credits his teammates for putting him in a position to lead the nation in goals scored. He wants to play the game hard, and he expects everyone else to do the same. After Michigan lost its top two centers from a year ago, Porter was asked to switch from left wing to play center, a position he hadn’t played since he was in bantams. He did so without any complaint and has been an excellent role model for the team’s 12 freshmen in terms of how to play hard in practice and in the games and play offense and defense with equal effort.

Community

As a member of the hockey team, Porter regularly visits the U-M Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Competition

Considered by coaches as one of the best two-way player, Porter has begun the 2007-08 season leading the nation in goals scored. The Wolverines started the season with a 7-1 record with a team predominantly composed of freshmen and sophomores. Porter has earned CCHA offensive player of the week awards twice this season and has helped Michigan to a No. 2 national ranking and a 12-game win streak. Porter is one of only two seniors. His play as a center has been commendable, it’s not his natural position, but he’s having success both offensively and defensively.