A naturally skilled right-winger, Jan Kaminski played a few games for the Winnipeg Jets and New York Islanders in the early 1990s. He played most of his hockey in the domestic league of the USSR/CIS and the minors in North America.
Born in Penza, USSR, Kaminsky played four seasons with Moscow Dynamo. Following the 1990-91 season he was selected 99th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL Entry Draft. He also helped the USSR win the silver medal at the 1990 World Junior Championships. In 1993 he scored four points in eight games as Russia celebrated competing at the World Championships as an independent country by winning gold.
Kaminsky played his first NHL game with Winnipeg but was traded to the New York Islanders for former junior standout Wayne McBean. Kaminsky played 25 games for the Isles over two seasons but was eventually dispatched to the IHL. He retired in 1997 after his second full season with the IHL's Utah Grizzlies where he was part of a Turner Cup championship in 1996.