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Friday, December 07, 2007

U-M's Porter wins national honor

University of Michigan senior forward Kevin Porter, who powered the Wolverines to an 8-1-0 record and their longest in-season winning streak in 16 years, is the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Division I Player of the Month for November.

Porter, a 21-year old from Northville, leads the nation in goals (16) and overall points (26) while captaining a Wolverines squad that is ranked No. 2/No. 3 in the respective national polls. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound center produced 12 goals and 18 points while boasting a +12 rating for the Wolverines, who had a 12-game winning streak snapped on the month’s final night.

Porter, a fourth-round NHL draft pick by Phoenix in 2004, recorded points in eight of nine games in the month. He had five multi-point games including four in a row during a stretch from Nov. 16-24. The 87th captain in Michigan hockey history notched his third career hat trick in a 6-3 road victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Nov. 2 and tallied a season-high four points with two goals and two assists during a 5-1 win over Minnesota on Nov. 24 in the College Hockey Showcase. Porter, named the CCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 19 and Nov. 26, contributed five power-play goals, one shorthanded marker and a game winner in November. He earned a plus rating eight times during the month and was even in the other contest.

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