|Assets:||Is a huge physical specimen that packs a mean wallop when he decides to drop the gloves. Can also intimidate with big hits.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have enough playing ability to receive a regular shift at the NHL level. Can also take bad penalties from time to time.|
|Career Potential:||Part-time enforcer.|
|10/05/2014||Released from training camp by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|9/16/2014||Invited to training camp by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|3/12/2014||Missed 5 games (head injury).|
|3/03/2014||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|12/30/2013||Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|11/30/2013||Missed 2 games (suspended by nhl).|
|11/26/2013||Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.|
|11/23/2013||Missed 10 games (upper body injury).|
|11/01/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/13/2013||Acquired from the Los Angeles Kings.|
|9/19/2011||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a two-year contract extension.|
|9/28/2009||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|7/02/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Los Angeles Kings.|
|6/30/2009||Los Angeles Kings tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/23/2009||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|3/06/2009||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|1/22/2009||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|1/14/2009||Recalled from Manchester (AHL).|
|10/06/2008||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|9/16/2007||Assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|3/17/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Kings to an entry-level contract.|
|12/30/2013||Carolina Hurricanes traded Kevin Westgarth to the Calgary Flames for Greg Nemisz.|
|1/13/2013||Carolina Hurricanes traded Anthony Stewart, a 2013 fourth-round draft pick and a 2014 sixth-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Kings for Kevin Westgarth.|
|3/17/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Kings.|
Westgarth contributes to Flames' win over TBL | 04/04/2014 9:36 AM
NewsKevin Westgarth netted a goal in a 4-1 win against Tampa Bay.
ImpactWestgarth has four goals and seven points in 43 games this season. Calgary traded Greg Nemisz to Carolina in December to acquire Westgarth.
Westgarth and Gazdic dance again | 03/23/2014 8:55 AM
NewsKevin Westgarth wasted little time Saturday night seeking out Luke Gazdic for a return bout.
ImpactIn their March 1st fight, Gazdic concussed Westgarth with a hook that sidelined him for 10 days. After Saturday's fisticuffs the two tough guys acknowledged each other with respect and were seen chatting in the penalty box. We hope you anticipated this tussle if you needed to boost your penalty minute totals.
Kevin Westgarth is good to play Wednesday | 03/12/2014 9:14 AM
NewsKevin Westgarth (concussion) will be available for Wednesday's game.
ImpactWestgarth was hurt during a fight with Luke Gazdic on March 1. Westgarth has a goal and two points in 32 games between Calgary and Carolina in 2013-14.
Kevin Westgarth returns to Calgary | 03/03/2014 6:58 AM
NewsKevin Westgarth (head) returned to Calgary to seek medical attention after getting injured in a fight on Saturday with Edmonton's Luke Gazdic.
ImpactWhile the remainder of the team headed off to Minnesota, the Flames were worried that Westgarth may have suffered a concussion so they are taking no chances with his health. He has a goal and two points in 32 games with 41 penalty minutes. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Kevin Westgarth knocked out in fight | 03/02/2014 7:05 AM
NewsKevin Westgarth was injured Saturday as Luke Gazdic knocked him out in a first period fight.
ImpactWestgarth played only 1:33 minutes on Saturday and picked up a five minute major in his battle with Gazdic. Westgarth has a goal and an assist in 32 games this season with 41 penalty minutes. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Kevin Westgarth scores a goal Monday | 01/21/2014 9:10 AM
NewsKevin Westgarth found the back of the net in Calgary's 3-2 loss on Monday.
ImpactWestgarth was at the center of Calgary coach Bob Hartley's recent $25,000 fine. The NHL held Hartley responsible for starting their fourth line on Saturday and Westgarth in particular. Westgarth took the opening faceoff and then immediately got into a fight. He now has a goal and 32 penalty minutes in 23 games in 2013-14.
Kevin Westgarth to face former teammates Mon. | 01/13/2014 5:24 AM
NewsKevin Westgarth returns to Carolina to face his former Hurricane teammates Monday.
ImpactThe Flames acquired the rugged winger on December 30 in exchange for Greg Nemisz. Westgarth has no points with 11 penalty minutes and a minus-five rating with the Flames in six games and it would not surprise us at Rotoworld to see him get into a fight tonight.
Flames add toughness with Kevin Westgarth | 12/31/2013 9:06 AM
NewsAcquiring Kevin Westgarth on Monday is part of Calgary Flames president Brian Burke's plan to make the team tougher.
Impact"I don't like the way we've been pushed around," Burke said. Westgarth has played in just 12 games this season, but there's a good chance that he'll have a bigger role with Calgary.
Flames acquire Kevin Westgarth from Canes | 12/30/2013 9:27 PM
NewsThe Calgary Flames have traded for enforcer Kevin Westgarth.
ImpactIn exchange for the tough guy, the Flames surrender former 25th overall pick Greg Nemisz, who has recorded just one point in 15 career games. Westgarth has played 133 career games in the league, 12 of which came this season with Carolina, and has racked up 202 penalty minutes in that span.
| 12/02/2013 1:45 AM
NewsKevin Westgarth was reinstated from his suspension on Sunday December 1.
NHL hands Westgarth a two-game suspension | 11/26/2013 2:15 PM
NewsKevin Westgarth has been suspended for two games for hitting Ottawa's Mark Borowiecki from behind.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactThe incident occurred during Sunday's game and Borowiecki left the contest with a neck injury. Westgarth will miss Wednesday and Friday's contests as a result, but he is eligible to play on Sunday. He has no points and four penalty minutes in eight games this season.
Kevin Westgarth will have phone hearing Tues. | 11/25/2013 4:28 PM
NewsKevin Westgarth will have a disciplinary hearing over the phone with the NHL on Tuesday.
ImpactThe incident in question took place on Sunday in the first period against Ottawa when he received a two minute boarding penalty for hitting defenseman Mark Borowiecki from behind.
| 11/24/2013 2:52 AM
NewsKevin Westgarth returned to action on Saturday November 23.
Kevin Westgarth hurt in practice Wednesday | 10/31/2013 5:24 AM
NewsKevin Westgarth left practice on Wednesday after suffering an upper body injury.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactHis status for Thursday's game is up in the air. He has only played in six games but has played in the last five without a point as his fantasy value is negligible.
Kevin Westgarth a healthy scratch Sunday | 10/14/2013 5:46 AM
NewsKevin Westgarth was a healthy scratch on Sunday as Tuomo Ruutu returned to the Carolina lineup.
Raleigh News & Observer
ImpactWestgarth can score the occasional goal but is noted for his ability as an enforcer, giving him value in pools that reward penalty minutes. He has only played in one game this season and did not sit in the penalty box.
Kevin Westgarth gets first goals of season | 04/27/2013 11:50 PM
NewsKevin Westgarth potted two goals for the Hurricanes as they were blasted by the Penguins 8-3 on Saturday night.
ImpactThe goals were his first of the season. Tuomo Ruutu registered the other goal, while Eric Staal had two helpers.
Kevin Westgarth a likely scratch v Philly | 04/20/2013 11:08 AM
NewsAlthough the Flyers are a tough team, it appears the Hurricanes do not believe they need Kevin Westgarth in the lineup against them Saturday night.
Chip Alexander Twitter
ImpactIt looks as if Carolina is going to dress seven defensemen and scratch Westgarth against Philly Saturday night. Adjust your roster accordingly.
Kevin Westgarth was lead man in CBA group | 02/18/2013 10:15 AM
NewsKevin Westgarth was a pivotal member of the players' negotiating committee that eventually hammered out a new CBA with the owners.
Raleigh News and Observer
ImpactOn the ice, the Princeton grad is known as a fourth-liner, but off the ice he's as respected as they come for the work he's done. The son-in-law of former Steelers coach Bill Cowher at one of the low points was the lone player invited by the owners. "We were all very impressed with Kevin throughout the entire duration of the negotiation," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said. "He was smart, articulate and thoughtful. Most of all, he was level-headed throughout, and dealt with the issues and our differences in position in a consistently professional manner - he never appeared angry or let things get personal."
Carolina gets Kevin Westgarth from the Kings | 01/13/2013 1:38 PM
NewsThe Carolina Hurricanes have acquired Kevin Westgarth from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Anthony Stewart, a 2013 fourth-round draft pick, and a 2014 sixth-round pick.
ImpactWestgarth had two points and 39 penalty minutes in 25 games with the Kings last season. He didn't participate in the Kings' Stanley Cup-winning playoff run. "We were looking for a character, team guy who can play a gritty role for our team," said Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford. "Kevin is a good addition to fill that spot." He'll probably get more playing time in Carolina, but you still need to be pretty desperate for PIM before he's worth considering in fantasy leagues.
Report: NHLPA drops escrow cap demands | 01/03/2013 3:44 AM
NewsAlthough some say it wasn't never officially broached, the NHLPA reportedly made a major concession by dropping the demand for a cap on escrow.
ImpactThe league has roundly insisted that it couldn't absorb all the risk if the lockout damages revenues. By budging on this issue, the union shows a willingness to compromise. We'll see if that makes enough of a difference to get a deal done.
|Assists||3||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Car/Cgy)|
|Penalty Minutes||105||2010-11 (LA)|
|Plus/Minus||+1||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Car)|
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