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Former NHL player and Washington Capitals star Kevin Kaminski has been named new Head Coach of the Fresno Monsters.
Kevin Kaminski had this to comment about joining the Monsters (Via the Fresno Monsters):
“I’m excited to be back in California. I know the history and tradition is very rich, and I want to keep the passion, work ethic and the hard nose style of hockey. I want the organization and the community to be proud of how hard we work. I also want these kids to learn and understand what it takes to get to the next level. It’s not just about scoring goals. It’s about being a 200 foot hockey player learning to play all 3 zones. From my experiences, that’s what I am going to demand, because that is what it will take to be successful.”
Kaminski was selected in the 3rd round and 48th overall in the 1987 NHL Draft by the Minnesota North Stars. He played an 11 year professional career that included 139 NHL games with Minnesota, Quebec and Washington and 286 AHL games with Halifax, Portland and Providence. In 1994 he helped the AHL’s Portland Pirates reach the pinnacle of Minor League Hockey by capturing the 1994 Calder Cup.
By Jon Sorensen