David McKee (ice hockey)

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This article is about the American ice hockey player. For the British illustrator and author, see David McKee.
David McKee
Born (1983-12-05) December 5, 1983 (age 31)
Midland, TX, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
CHL team
Former teams
Quad City Mallards
AHL
Portland Pirates
Iowa Stars>
ECHL
Augusta Lynx
Phoenix RoadRunners
Bakersfield Condors
CHL
Allen Americans
Odessa Jackalopes
Playing career 2006–present

David McKee (born December 5, 1983) is a professional hockey goaltender. He most recently played with the Quad City Mallards of the Central Hockey League during the 2011–12 season. McKee was formerly a star college goaltender at Cornell University.

Playing career[edit]

David McKee started for three years at Cornell University. During his record-breaking college career, he had a career record of 65-24-13 with a .926 SV%, 1.71 GAA and 18 shutouts. During the 2003-04 season, he had a shutout streak of 159:27 from December 5 to December 28. Even though his rookie year was astounding, nothing could compare to the end of the 2004-05 season, where over his final 21 games, he allowed just 20 goals while posting a 0.93 goals against average and a .962 save percentage to go along with an 18-2-1 record to help lead his team to win the ECAC title. He led the Cornell Big Red to a season record 19-game unbeaten streak. During that season, McKee also recorded a record breaking 10 shutouts.

On April 1, 2006, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim announced that they signed him with a two-year entry-level contract. Mighty Ducks Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Burke said, "Over the past two seasons, David McKee has proven to be one of the premier players at the collegiate level. He is a great addition to the core of young talented players within our organization.”[1]

McKee began the season playing for the Augusta Lynx, the ECHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks. He was briefly assigned to the Portland Pirates of the AHL, but was sent down to get playing experience. He quickly became starting goaltender for the Lynx, picking-up his first professional win came on October 21, 2006, against the Gwinnett Gladiators. He is currently on top of the ECHL standings, with the most shootout wins (3), the second most wins (8), the fourth most saves (355), and is fifth in minutes played (651).

McKee has been called up to the NHL several times during his first professional season. His first stint began on November 21, 2006, as backup for Jean-Sébastien Giguère while Ilya Bryzgalov was unavailable due to a lower body injury. He was dressed for three games, until Giguère sustained an injury and was scratched against the Calgary Flames on November 26. McKee backed up Mike Wall, who was called up from Portland on the same day. After his fourth game, McKee rejoined the Lynx.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 2003–04
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2004–05
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2004–05
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Team 2005 [1]

Records[edit]

  • Cornell Big Red franchise record for most consecutive career starts: 102
  • Cornell Big Red franchise record for most shutouts in a single season: (2004–05) - 10
  • ECAC league record for most shutouts in a single season: (2004–05) - 10
  • NCAA All-Time Individual NCAA Tournament Save Percentage record min. 200 minutes: (2005–06) - .955%
  • Augusta Lynx franchise record for most wins in a season: (2006–07) - 29

Career statistics[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 Cornell Big Red ECAC 32 16 10 6 1929 59 5 1.84 .920
2004–05 Cornell Big Red ECAC 35 27 5 3 2125 44 10 1.24 .947
2005–06 Cornell Big Red ECAC 35 22 9 4 2139 74 3 2.08 .910
Cornell totals 102 65 24 13 6193 177 18 1.71 .926

International play[edit]

Played for the United States in:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Tournament Honors". ECAC Hockey. Retrieved 2014-05-12. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Hugh Jessiman
ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
2003–04
Shared With
Brian Ihnacak
Succeeded by
Joe Fallon
Preceded by
Yann Danis
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
2004–05
Succeeded by
T. J. Trevelyan
Preceded by
Yann Danis
Ken Dryden Award
2004–05
Succeeded by
Mark DeKanich