Final Grade: Kevin Porter

ST. LOUIS MO - FEBRUARY 22: Kevin Porter #12 of the Colorado Avalanche looks to clear the puck against Brad Boyes #22 of the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center on February 22 2011 in St. Louis Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

This report card is a joint effort by Beachie, Sandie, Paul, SlamDunktheFunk and DDC. Stats courtesy of hockey-reference.com and NHL.com


GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2010 - Kevin Porter 74 14 11 25 -11 27 1 0 3 102


 

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Final Grade

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Final Grade: C+

Midseason Grade: B

Position:

  • LW (50gp 12g 6a 18pt -5),
  • RW (19gp 2g 4a 6pt -5)
  • C (5gp 0g 1a 1pt -1)

Lines:

  • 2nd line (25gp 7g 5a 12pt -2)
  • 3rd line (22gp 3g 2a 5pt -7)
  • 4th line (19gp 3g 2a 5pt +2)
  • 1st line (8gp 1g 2a 3pt -4)

 

Vitals: 6'0" / 190 / Age 25 / Shoots Left

Drafted by Phoenix, 4th round (119th) of the 2004 Entry Draft

Joined Avalanche: March 3rd, 2010 with Peter Mueller in a trade with Phoenix for Wojtek Wolski

MHH Nicknames: Brewski, Porn Stache.

Linemates:

LW

  • McCleod 9gp 1g 1a 2pt +1
  • Stoa 7gp 1g 2a 3pt -3
  • Winnik 4gp 0g 0a 0pt -2
  • Yip 2gp 0g 1a 1pt Even
  • Jones 1gp 0g 0a 0pt -1
  • McClement 1gp 0g 0a 0pt -1

C

  • Dupuis 17gp 3g 1a 4pt +7
  • O'Reilly 16gp 4g 1a 5pt -11
  • Stastny 16gp 4g 4a 8pt +3
  • Duchene 10gp 2g 2a 4pt -1
  • McClement 7gp 0g 1a 1pt -2
  • Galiardi 2gp 1g 1a 2pt -4
  • Olver 1gp 0g 0a 0pt -2

RW

  • Hejduk 15gp 3g 3a 6pt -6
  • Jones 9gp 2g 1a 3pt Even
  • Winnik 8gp 2g 0a 2pt -6
  • Yip 8gp 3g 1a 4pt -1
  • Koci 3gp 0g 0a 0pt +1
  • Olver 2gp 0g 0a 0pt +1
  • Stewart 2gp 0g 1a 1pt +2
  • VDG 2gp 2g 0a 2pt +2
  • Galiardi 1gp 0g 0a 0pt Even
  • Mauldin 1gp 0g 0a 0pt Even

Avs with Porter in the lineup: 26-43-7 (.398 pt%) 2.68 GF 3.54 GA

Ice Time:

  • TTOI 13:49 (12th)
  • ES 11:53 (12th)
  • PK 0:17 (12th)
  • PP 1:37 (9th)

 

Career Highlights: Porter set career highs in GP (74), goals (14), assists (11), points (25), game winning goals (3) and porn staches.

Report: The "throw-in" in the Mueller / Wolski deal last year ended up scoring more goals than both Wolski and Mueller *dramatic voice* combined. Porter had a pretty good season for the Avalanche, serving essentially as the Jose Oquendo uber-utility role; he played all 3 forward positions and spent some significant time on all four lines in all situations. Although he played in just 6 of the first 12 games of the year - all on the 4th line and with limited ice time - he scored 2 goals in game number 13 and never came out of the lineup again. The former Hoby Baker winner has a lot of speed and is dangerous in the open ice. And he's a hard worker; McLeod and Dupuis were the only two forwards with more hits than the smallish Porter. But, he's not much for creating plays as his low assist totals and poor stat totals with guys not named Stastny and Duchene would bear out.

Fun Fact: Porter is one of four Hoby Baker winners to play for the Avs, along with Paul Kariya, Chris Drury and Jordan Leopold. Marty Sertich spent time in the organization and Tony Hrkac and Kip Miller both played for the Nordiques.

The Kevin Porter Drinking Game: Drink when Porter records a hit   Drunk potential: A lot higher than you think

What We Said at MidseasonGood in his role, but seems to have been shoehorned into roles that don't fit.  I'm worried he's Svats 2.0 that he's wasted in a bottom 6 role.  Probably a career AHL top-liner.

2010 Cap Hit: $660,000

2011 Status: RFA ($726,000 QO)

Outlook for Next Season: Porter proved to be a solid role player for the Avalanche last year. He was fairly effective as an energy guy on the lower lines and also had some success when called upon to fill in on the top lines. We expect Porter to have a similar utility role next year.

Next Up: Tomas Fleischmann

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