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Kevin Estrada
Kevin Estrada

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Surrey, B.C.

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 194

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
05/28/1982

Experience:
3L

Previous Team:
Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)


04/24/2013

Playoffs Underway for Several Spartans

Twelve alums experience playoff hockey in ECHL, AHL

Career Notes: Appeared in 135 games with 20 goals and 22 assists for 42 points • Four-year letterwinner (2001-05).

2004-05: Skated in 26 games with 3-1--4 totals • Scored first goal of the season in 3-2 loss at Northern Michigan (Oct. 22) • Registered second goal in 5-2 win over Nebraska-Omaha (Oct. 29) • Scored State's fourth goal in 6-4 win at Bowling Green (Dec. 4) • Drew an assist on the game-winning tally in 4-1 win over Notre Dame (Dec. 10) • Missed the Jan. 14-15 Western Michigan series due to illness.

2003-04: Played in 34 games with 6-10--16 totals • His 16 points are a career best • Scored first goal of the season at Miami (Nov. 14) • Equaled career best with three-point night (one goal, two assists) in MSU's 7-2 win over Michigan Tech (Dec. 27) • Earned CCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors after his five-point weekend vs. Northern Michigan (Jan. 2-3) • First career hat trick in MSU's 7-2 win over NMU (Jan. 2), including a power-play and shorthanded marker • Two assists vs. NMU (Jan. 3) • Tallied a goal and an assist in 8-5 win at Lake Superior State (Feb. 5) • Posted two assists vs. UNO (Feb. 21) • Missed the March 5 Michigan game after receiving a 5-minute major for fighting vs. UNO (Feb. 21) • Equaled career best with two assists vs. Ferris State (March 12).

2002-03: Played in 35 games with 7-4--11 marks • Four of his seven goals were game winners • Earned CCHA All-Academic special mention • Gained first point of season - an assist - at Ohio State (Nov. 15) • Scored first goal of season, the game winner, at Ferris State (Dec. 6) • Tallied a goal in 5-2 win over UNO (Jan. 17) • Scored a goal in a 7-0 shutout of UNO (Jan. 18) • Scored game winner in 2-1 victory at Notre Dame (Jan. 24) on the power play • Registered game-winning marker at Bowling Green (Feb. 8) • Tallied an assist on MSU's first goal in 8-5 win over Western Michigan (March 7) • Career-best three-point night (1-2--3), including the game winner in an 11-1 victory over UAF (March 14) • Scored MSU's fourth marker in CCHA Quarterfinal loss to NMU (March 20).

2001-02: Played in 40 games, adding four goals and seven assists for 11 points • Named CCHA Rookie of the Week after scoring three goals in a weekend sweep of Bowling Green (Nov. 1-2) • Picked up both game-winning goals in Bowling Green series • Goal vs. BGSU on Nov. 1 was first marker of MSU career • Two tallies vs. Bowling Green (Nov. 2) marked lone multiple-point game of the season • Picked up first career point with an assist vs. Ferris State (Oct. 20) • Scored insurance goal in MSU's opening-round win vs. Michigan Tech at the 2001 Great Lakes Invitational (Dec. 28) • Missed one game - Jan. 26 vs. Ohio State - due to illness • Selected Student-Athlete of the Month in September • Shared MSU's Student-Athlete Support Services Freshman Student-Athlete of the Year with basketball standout Chris Hill.

PRIOR TO MSU: Played for the Chilliwack Chiefs of the British Columbia Hockey League from 1999-2001 • Coached by ex-Spartan Harvey Smyl • Led the BCHL in points and assists with 34-84--118 in 59 regular-season games in 2000-01 • Ranked fourth among all Canadian Junior A players in scoring in 2000-01 • Paced the BCHL and ranked 16th nationally in points per game (2.00 ppg) in 2000-01 • BCHL Coastal Conference first-team selection • Runner-up for 2001 Coastal Conference MVP honors • Won the BCHL's Brett Hull Trophy as the league's top scorer • Played in the 2001 BCHL All-Star Game, scoring a goal and adding three helpers for the Coastal Conference team • Named BCHL Player of the Week (Feb. 3, 2001) after posting 3-7--10 in three games and becoming the first player in the league to crack the 100-point plateau • Also played with Chilliwack in 1999-2000, scoring 9-20--29 in 45 regular-season games • Added 6-27--33 in 30 playoff games for the Chiefs • Helped Chilliwack to 2000 BCHL playoff championship and third-place finish in CJAHL Royal Bank Cup • Tied for top scorer honors at the Royal Bank Cup with 1-8--9 in six games.

PERSONAL: Born May 26, 1982 • A kinesiology major • Graduate of Sardis Secondary School in Chilliwack • Favorite NHL team: Carolina Hurricanes • Favorite NHL Player: Pavel Bure because he's "fast, exciting and a hard worker" • Son of Don and Gail Estrada • Selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the third round (91st overall) in the 2001 National Hockey League Entry Draft.


Career Statistics
YEAR	GP	G	A	PTS	PPG	SHG	GWG	+/-	PEN-MIN
2001-02	40	4	7	11	1	0	2	+2	8-24
2002-03	35	7	4	11	1	0	4	+4	8-16
2003-04	34	6	10	16	1	1	0	+5	16-43
2004-05	26	3	1	4	0	0	0	-3	8-16
TOTALS	135	20	22	42	3	1	6	+8	40-99

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