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Kevin Hilton
Born (1975-01-05)January 5, 1975,
Trenton, Michigan, USA
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Michigan
Mississippi Sea Wolves
Quebec Rafales
Worcester IceCats
Mobile Mysticks
Orlando Solar Bears
Alexandria Warthogs
Springfield Falcons
Charlotte Checkers
Hartford Wolf Pack
NHL Draft 74th overall, 1993
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1992–2002


Kevin Hilton is an American former ice hockey center who was an All-American for Michigan[1]

Career[]

Hilton joined the ice hockey program at Michigan right out of high school, joining a team that was in the middle of a run as one of the top teams in the nation.[2] Hilton played well enough as a freshman to be selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 1993 NHL Draft. He provided depth scoring as an underclassmen but began to come into his own as a junior. Hilton more than doubled his point production in 1995 and played on his second US junior team.

As a senior, Hilton's goal production halved but his assist total swelled and he finished with the third highest total in the nation.[3] The production earned him a spot on the All-American team and helped Michigan win their conference championship. The Wolverines made their 6th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and reached the championship game for the first time in 19 years. Hilton was held off the scoresheet in the final game but the Wolverines still managed to win the match in overtime, giving the program it's 8th national championship overall and the first since 1964.

After graduating, Hilton began his professional career. He bounced around a bit in his first few seasons and ended up playing for the Mississippi Sea Wolves in 1999. He was one of the to scorer for the team during the Kelly Cup playoffs, helping the team win the championship. The next season he found himself playing for the Charlotte Checkers and remained with the club for most of the next three seasons. After two highly productive years and just a 1-game appearance at the AHL level, Hilton ended his playing career in 2002.

With his playing days over, Hilton began his second career in sales working for several company of the next two decades. He progressed up the ranks, eventually becoming a national sales and marketing manager with KHPP Windows and Doors in 2021.[4]

Statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Michigan CCHA 23 16 15 31 8
1993–94 Michigan CCHA 39 11 12 23 16
1994–95 Michigan CCHA 37 20 31 51 14
1995–96 Michigan CCHA 43 10 51 61 8
1996–97 Mississippi Sea Wolves ECHL 28 8 13 21 9
1996–97 Quebec Rafales IHL 11 1 0 1 2
1996–97 Worcester IceCats AHL 27 3 7 10 23 4 0 2 2 0
1997–98 Mobile Mysticks ECHL 69 29 53 82 50 3 0 2 2 2
1997–98 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Alexandria Warthogs WPHL 16 6 17 23 17
1998–99 Springfield Falcons AHL 2 1 1 2 0
1998–99 Mississippi Sea Wolves ECHL 48 16 29 45 22 18 7 8 15 14
1999–00 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 67 17 31 48 54
2000–01 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 71 19 61 80 38 4 0 4 4 4
2001–02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 1 1 0 1 0
2001–02 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 64 26 48 74 34 5 1 6 7 4
NCAA totals 157 57 109 166 46
ECHL totals 347 115 235 350 207 30 8 20 28 24
IHL totals 12 1 0 1 2
AHL totals 30 5 8 13 23 4 0 2 2 0

Awards and honors[]

Award Year
All-CCHA First Team 1995–96 [5]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 1995–96 [1]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners", NCAA.org. 
  2. Through The Years. Michigan Wolverines. Retrieved on February 17, 2019.
  3. 1995-96 NCAA Division I Statistics. Elite Prospects.
  4. Kevin Hilton. Linked In. Retrieved on November 1, 2021.
  5. "All-CCHA Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-07-27. 

External links[]


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