|Assets:||Is an industrious player with good instincts and versatility. Also boasts some scoring ability, especially at lower levels. Can play all three forward positions, which adds to his overall value.|
|Flaws:||Is a little undersized for a forward position, and he has trouble producing points on a consistent basis at the NHL level. Can also take bad penalties from time to time. Needs to find his niche.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile depth forward.|
|NCAA||Hobey Baker Memorial Award||2007-08|
|CCHA||Player of the Year||2007-08|
|CCHA||First All-Star Team||2007-08|
|NCAA||West First All-American Team||2007-08|
|10/30/2015||Assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|10/08/2015||Recalled from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|10/07/2015||Assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|10/03/2015||Placed on waivers by the Pittsburgh Penguins for the purpose of being assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).|
|7/01/2015||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins to a one-year contract.|
|10/06/2014||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|10/05/2014||Placed on waivers by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year two-way contract.|
|1/22/2014||Missed 12 games (lower body injury).|
|1/22/2014||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|12/23/2013||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/17/2013||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|10/25/2013||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|10/24/2013||Placed on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|2/20/2013||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|1/18/2013||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Placed on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|7/06/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a two-year contract.|
|12/17/2011||Missed 4 games (suspended by nhl).|
|12/08/2011||Suspended by the NHL for four games.|
|7/10/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|11/05/2010||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|10/31/2010||Assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|6/17/2010||Re-signed by the Colorado Avalanche to a one-year contract.|
|4/22/2010||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|4/18/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/11/2010||Recalled from Lake Erie (AHL).|
|3/03/2010||Acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|3/03/2010||Re-assigned to Lake Erie (AHL).|
|1/08/2010||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|12/27/2009||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|12/24/2009||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|12/22/2009||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|11/21/2009||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|11/16/2009||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|10/18/2009||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|10/16/2009||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|10/01/2009||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|2/06/2009||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|2/04/2009||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|1/07/2009||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|12/15/2008||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|12/12/2008||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|4/14/2008||Signed by the Phoenix Coyotes to an entry-level contract.|
|7/01/2015||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Pittsburgh Penguins.|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|7/06/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres.|
|3/03/2010||Colorado Avalanche traded Wojtek Wolski to the Phoenix Coyotes for Peter Mueller and Kevin Porter.|
|6/27/2004||Drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 4th round (119th overall) in 2004.|
| 10/30/2015 11:17 AM
NewsPorter has been reassigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, per Seth Rorabaughof the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
| 10/22/2015 11:39 AM
NewsPorter (undisclosed) skated Thursday and appears set to play against the Stars, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
| 10/21/2015 2:10 PM
NewsPorter missed practice Wednesday due to an injury suffered in Tuesday's game against the Panthers, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
| 07/01/2015 5:57 PM
NewsPorter signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Penguins on Wednesday.
Kevin Porter signs 2-way deal with Red Wings | 07/01/2014 3:44 PM
NewsDetroit has signed Kevin Porter to a two-way contract.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactHe split the 2013-14 campaign between the Buffalo Sabres and the Rochester Americans of the AHL. The Detroit-native picked up 19 goals and 36 points in 50 games last year in the minors.
Kevin Porter heads to the minors | 01/22/2014 4:31 PM
NewsKevin Porter will report to AHL Rochester.
ImpactPorter has an assist in 12 games with the Sabres. The 27-year-old forward has 206 career NHL contests under his belt and is an offensive force in the minors. However, he's not expected to ever have much, if any, fantasy value in standard leagues.
Kevin Porter skates, not ready for contact | 01/17/2014 4:43 PM
NewsKevin Porter has a lower-body injury.
ImpactPorter was on the ice with the Sabres on Friday, but he was wearing a non-contact jersey. He has an assist in 12 games this season.
Buffalo promotes Kevin Porter | 12/17/2013 2:09 PM
NewsKevin Porter has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres.
ImpactPorter has six goals and 10 points in 13 AHL games in 2013-14. He also has played in nine games with Buffalo, but he has no points and a minus-six rating in those contests.
Buffalo demotes Kevin Porter | 10/25/2013 12:54 PM
NewsKevin Porter has successfully cleared waivers.
Sabres.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactThe Buffalo Sabres have sent Porter to the AHL so that they could activate Cody McCormick from the injured reserve list. Porter has no points and a minus-six rating in nine contests in 2013-14.
Sabres waived Kevin Porter on Thursday | 10/25/2013 8:10 AM
NewsKevin Porter was placed on waivers Thursday.
ImpactIf he clears then he's expected to be assigned to AHL Rochester. Ville Leino and Cody McCormick are close to returning to action from their injuries, so the Sabres needed to free up a roster spot. In nine games this year, Porter has no points, three shots and a minus-6 rating.
Kevin Porter has been on fire in April | 04/15/2013 8:19 AM
NewsKevin Porter scored a goal in Buffalo's 3-1 victory Sunday.
ImpactPorter is now on a four-game points streak and has seven points in seven contests in April. He typically has no fantasy value, but if you're in the mood for a gamble, you could do worse than picking him up in the hope that his hot streak will last the rest of the season.
Kevin Porter on a hot streak for Buffalo | 04/14/2013 11:08 AM
NewsKevin Porter has six points in his last six games for Buffalo.
ImpactPorter has three goals and three assists during that span. However, he only has eight points in 25 games in this 48-game shortened season and isn't worthy of your fantasy consideration.
Kevin Porter gets only goal in Sabres' loss | 04/09/2013 10:56 PM
NewsKevin Porter had Buffalo's only goal in a 4-1 loss to Winnipeg Tuesday night.
ImpactHe has three goals and six points in 23 games with the Sabres this season and isn't worthy of your fantasy consideration.
K. Porter helps Sabres end Pen's win streak | 04/02/2013 10:54 PM
NewsKevin Porter tallied two goals in Buffalo's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh.
ImpactHis first two markers of the season helped the Sabres end Pittsburgh's 15-game win streak. Steve Ott and Cody Hodgson also scored for Buffalo in the match, while Jason Pominville concluded the game with two assists.
Kevin Porter to make Buffalo debut Thursday | 02/21/2013 5:51 PM
NewsKevin Porter has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres.
ImpactHe'll play Thursday night in his Buffalo debut after Cody McCormick cleared waivers Wednesday. Porter has been serving as the captain of the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Rochester, where he has notched 15 goals and 44 points in 38 games under new Buffalo interim coach Ron Rolston.
Buffalo waives Kevin Porter | 01/17/2013 2:28 PM
NewsKevin Porter has been placed on waivers by the Buffalo Sabres.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactPorter has 11 goals and 19 assists in 37 AHL games this season. He had seven points and 17 penalty minutes in 35 contests with the Colorado Avalanche in 2011-12.
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|10/08/2015||Pit||Dal||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||0||8 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Oct 29|
|Assists||1||vs. Ott||Oct 15|
|Points||1||vs. Ott||Oct 15|
|Penalty Minutes||0||8 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Oct 29|
|Plus/Minus||1||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Oct 17|
|Power Play Goals||0||8 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Oct 29|
|Power Play Points||0||8 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Oct 29|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||8 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Oct 29|
|Shorthanded Points||0||8 times-last:vs. Buf||last:Oct 29|
|Shots||2||2 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Oct 17|
|Penalty Minutes||27||2010-11 (Col)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Col)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Buf)|
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