GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Phoenix Coyotes signed Kevin Porter,
winner of this year's Hobey Baker Award as the nation's top men's college hockey
player, on Monday.
Porter, 22, completed his senior season at Michigan this year
and was second in NCAA Division I in scoring with 33 goals and 33
assists in 43 games.
The Wolverines' captain finished his college
career with 85 goals and 98 assists.
He was selected by Phoenix in the fourth round of the 2004 entry
draft, the 119th selection overall. He will report to the San
Antonio Rampage, the Coyotes' affiliate in the American Hockey
San Antonio is playing the Toronto Marlies in the first round of
the Calder Cup playoffs.
Porter scored an NCAA-record four goals in Michigan's 5-1
victory over Niagara in the East Region semifinals this year. He
also had a goal and an assist in the team's 2-0 victory over Clarkson
that gave Michigan a berth in the Frozen Four.
Porter was captain of Team USA at the 2006 world junior