|Kevin Preston Maxwell
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 165 pounds
Born: 3.30.60 Chilliwack, British Columbia
|How he arrived: Traded by the Minnesota North Stars with the rights to Jim Dobson for cash,
How he left: Signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers, 6.30.86
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Maxwell got himself on the radar at the University of North Dakota, where in his only year of playing with the Sioux,
he was named to the All-WCHA First Team and was Rookie of the Year, among other honors.
After being drafted, he played on the Canadian Olympic Team for the Lake Placid games, then joined the North Stars
system for the 80-81 season, playing most of the season in Oklahoma City of the CHL, but saw some games in their run
for the Stanley Cup.
Even after he joined the Rockies/Devils, he played most of his years in the minors. I would say that it was large in part
due to him being a small player that he wasn't able to land in the bigs fulltime. He did do quite well with the Mariners,
though, with a balanced points total and being part of the 84 Calder Cup winners, as well as the 88 winners while with
the Hershey Bears. From what I've read, sure, he was small, but he played big. Sound familiar, all you Brian Gionta fans?
After he retired in 1988, he stayed on with the Flyers as a pro scout, a position he held till 1991. Up until at least 2007,
he would also hold jobs in the scouting department for the Hartford Whalers, the New York Islanders, and the Dallas
|Entry Draft: 1979 Third Round Pick (63rd overall) by the
Minnesota North Stars