Evansville Icemen Player of the Week: Kevin Baker
POSITION: RIGHT WING
BIRTHPLACE: KINGSTON, ONTARIO
This is his ninth pro season and his seventh in the ECHL. Obtained in a major three-player trade with the Orlando Solar Bears on 12/7/12 in exchange for center Dale Mahovsky and right wing Dan Gendur. In 18-games with Orlando this season was 18(4-5-9) with 26-PIM and +1 rating. Numbers included 2-PPG and 1-IG. Has attained the reputation of being one of the all-time great scoring architects in ECHL annals, producing nearly 220-pro goals. In 2011-12, was ECHL Stockton’s top scoring artisan with 56-points in 68-games on a team-high 27-goals along with 29-assists. His 10-PPG and 6-GWG also were team tops. In 2010-11, ranked third on Ritten/Renon, Italy with 15-goals and 36-points. Best season came in 2008-09 with the Florida Everblades, capturing the ECHL goal-scoring crown with a career-best 57 and league-wide scoring championship with 102-points; 70(57-45-102). Also named the ECHL MVP and earning the ECHL First All-Star Team berth. In 2007-08, led the ECHL Texas Wildcatters with 29-goals and did the same in 2006-07 with the same team, firing 36-snipes and amassing a team-best 81-points, being named, again to the ECHL First All-Star Team. In his collegiate days at Acadia U., in the CIS, topped his team with 24-goals and points (47) in 2005-06 being named CIS Player of the Year. In 2004-05, led Acadia U. in goals (24) and points (40). Enjoyed high-scoring major junior ‘A’ career in the OHL with the Belleville Bulls where he averaged over 30-goals a season for 3-seasons, including 44-goals in 1998-99. Connected on 23-goals in 29-playoff games in his last 2-years with Belleville. Seventh round pick of the Los Angeles Kings in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Made IceMen debut 12/14/12 at Kalamazoo. Pro career totals; 484-games; 216-goals; 234-assists; 450-points.