Yesterday, we posted about OHL grad Chanse Fitzpatrick holding two ECHL single period scoring records. Today, we move on to another Ontario Hockey League alumnus who has his name in the ECHL record books.
Kevin Baker scored 27 of his 57 goals in 2008-09 on the powerplay. This feat ties him with Colin Ward for the most powerplay goals in a single ECHL season. Colin Ward did the same in 1995-96 with Nashville. Kevin Baker did it with the Florida Everblades.
That season, Kevin also led his team and the league in scoring as well as being appointed captain of the American Conference All-star team. He added 45 assists to his 57 goals in just 70 games for 102 points. Unfortunately, the Everblades were upset in the Division Finals after finishing first overall in the ECHL regular season.
Baker played three years in the Ontario Hockey League from 1997-98 to 1999-00, all with the Belleville Bulls. He averaged over a point per game throughout his OHL career and his best season was his second when he put in 44 goals and added 37 assists for 81 points for the Bulls.
Kevin was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings late in the 1999 draft, 193rd overall in the seventh round. After two seasons of pro hockey split between the ECHL and AHL, Baker chose to go the Canadian university route and spend three years with Acadia. He returned to the world of pro hockey in 2006-07 and he has spent most of his time in the ECHL. His past two seasons have been with the Florida Everblades.