Keith Carney

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Keith Carney
Born (1970-02-03) February 3, 1970 (age 44)
Providence, RI, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Buffalo Sabres
Chicago Blackhawks
Phoenix Coyotes
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Vancouver Canucks
Minnesota Wild
National team  United States
NHL Draft 76th overall, 1988
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1991–2008

Keith Edward Carney (born February 3, 1970) is an American retired professional ice hockey defenseman.[1][2] He last played for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 2007–08 season.[3][4]

Playing career[edit]

Keith Carney was drafted 76th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, after attending the prestigious Mount Saint Charles Academy. He then played for the University of Maine. On March 8, 1992, Keith made his NHL debut in a match against the New York Islanders. Two weeks later on March 22, he scored his first goal in the NHL against the Chicago Blackhawks. After playing 14 games that rookie season, he then played 30 games at the NHL level the following campaign.[5]

He was traded from Chicago to the Phoenix Coyotes in 1998 for Chad Kilger and Jayson More. He played for the Team USA during the 1998 Winter Olympics.[6]

In the summer of 2001, Keith was traded by Phoenix to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for a 2nd round pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.[5]

On March 9, 2006, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a second round draft pick and defencemen Brett Skinner.[5]

On July 1, 2006, he signed a 2 year, $4.2 million contract with the Minnesota Wild.[7]

In his 2006-07 regular season with the Minnesota Wild, he set a Minnesota Wild franchise record in Plus/minus finishing the season with a +22.[8]

On February 24, 2008, Keith Carney played in his 1,000th NHL game, becoming only the 29th American (14th active defenceman at the time, and since the conclusion of the 2007/2008 NHL season) to accomplish this honor.[9]

On April 11, 2008, in game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Colorado Avalanche, playing with the Minnesota Wild, he became the oldest defenseman to score an overtime goal in NHL playoffs history at 38 years of age.[10]

On November 11, 2008, Keith Carney retired after 17 years in the NHL. Keith and his family live in Paradise Valley, Arizona.[11]

On January 15, 2009, Carney signed a playoffs contract with Swiss National League club SC Bern.

In September 2009, he accepted an invitation to the Vancouver Canucks main training camp to try to earn an NHL contract. After further reflection he decided instead to retire for a second time. He is currently the Player Development Coach and a Scout for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1988–89
All-Hockey East Second Team 1989–90
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 1989–90
All-Hockey East First Team 1990–91
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1990–91
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 1991 [12]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1988–89 Maine NCAA 40 4 22 26 24
1989–90 Maine NCAA 41 3 41 44 43
1990–91 Maine NCAA 40 7 49 56 38
1991–92 Rochester Americans AHL 24 1 10 11 +3 2 2 0 2 2 0
1991–92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 1 2 3 -3 18 7 0 3 3 0 0
1992–93 Rochester Americans AHL 41 5 21 26 +8 32
1992–93 Buffalo Sabres NHL 30 2 4 6 +3 55 8 0 3 3 +1 6
1993–94 Indianapolis Ice IHL 28 0 14 14 -13 20
1993–94 Buffalo Sabres NHL 7 1 3 4 -1 4
1993–94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 30 3 5 8 +15 35 6 0 1 1 +2 4
1994–95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 18 1 0 1 -1 11 4 0 1 1 0 0
1995–96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 5 14 19 +31 94 10 0 3 3 -1 4
1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 3 15 18 +26 62 6 1 1 2 -2 2
1997–98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 60 2 13 15 -7 73
1997–98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 20 1 6 7 +5 18 6 0 0 0 -3 4
1998–99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 2 14 16 +15 86 7 1 2 3 +5 10
1999–00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 4 20 24 +11 87 5 0 0 0 -4 17
2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 2 14 16 +15 86
2001–02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 60 5 9 14 +14 30
2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 81 4 18 22 +8 65 21 0 4 4 +3 16
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 69 2 5 7 -5 42
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 61 2 16 18 +13 48
2005–06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 18 0 2 2 -5 14
2006–07 Minnesota Wild NHL 80 4 13 17 +22 58 5 0 0 0 +1 4
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 61 1 10 11 +8 42 6 1 1 2 +2 0
2008–09 SC Bern NLA 12 0 4 4 +2 8
NHL totals 1018 45 183 228 +164 904 91 3 19 22 +4 67

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
1990 United States WJC 7 0 3 3 2
1998 United States OG 4 0 0 0 2
Junior int'l totals 7 0 3 3 2
Senior int'l totals 4 0 0 0 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Brian Rolston
Minnesota Wild captain
December, 2006
Succeeded by
Brian Rolston