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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Porter staying for senior season at U-M

Exhale Michigan hockey fans.

Kevin Porter isn't going anywhere.

The rising senior captain won't sign with the Phoenix Coyotes this summer according to the NHL club's official website.

After the early departures of Jack Johnson and Andrew Cogliano earlier this year, rumors circulated that Porter would be the next to jump to the NHL without fulfilling all four years of his eligibility.

Porter announced his intentions while working out at the Coyotes' prospect camp last week. Joining Porter at the camp were Michigan teammates and fellow Phoenix draft picks Chad Kolarik and Chris Summers.

Coming off a junior season in which he set personal bests in goals (24) and assists (34), Porter will have to live up to high expectations. The Northville native will be relied upon to help fill the offensive void created by Cogliano's departure and T.J. Hensick's graduation and lead a young Michigan team through a tough early-season schedule.

Porter is one of two seniors on the Wolverines' roster along with Kolarik.

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