Sheldon Keefe

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Sheldon Keefe (born September 17, 1980 in Brampton, Ontario), is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently the head coach of the Ontario Hockey League's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Career[edit]

Sheldon Keefe was selected 47th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He was the 2nd choice of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and made his NHL debut on October 18, 2000. [1] He played 125 games for the Lightning. In the summer of 2004, Keefe was acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes. He did not play a game for the Coyotes, but in the 2004–05 season Keefe played 4 games for the Utah Grizzlies (1995-2005).[2] In September 2005, Keefe was re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes and re-assigned to San Antonio (AHL). [3]

As a player, Keefe was managed by notorious agent David Frost and along with Mike Danton, was considered one of the ringleaders of the "Brampton Boys" entourage that earned notoriety in the OHL. He was previously the owner of the Pembroke Lumber Kings ice hockey team. On June 6, 2006, Keefe became the Lumber Kings' head coach and general manager. Under Keefe the Lumber Kings won 5 straight Central Canada Hockey League championships and the 2011 Royal Bank Cup.[4] Keefe announced over twitter on May 29, 2013 that he had sold the Pembroke Lumber Kings to former Calgary Flames player, and Eganville native Dale McTavish.[5]

In 1998–99, Keefe scored over 100 points, and was named the OHL Rookie of the Year, over Jason Spezza and Brad Boyes. [6] In 1999–2000 he was the OHL's leading scorer, with 121 points (48 goals, 73 assists) in 66 games.[1]

On December 3, 2012, Keefe was named the head coach of the Ontario Hockey League's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Awards[edit]

  • OHL All-Rookie Team (1999)
  • OHL Rookie of the Year (1999)
  • OHL Second All-Star Team (2000)
  • OHL Top Scorer (2000)
  • Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2000)
  • Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star Team (2000)

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Toronto Young Nationals MTHL 45 66 71 137 - - - - - -
1996–97 Quinte Hawks MetJHL 44 21 23 44 41 - - - - -
1996–97 Bramalea Blues OPJHL 8 0 3 3 4 - - - - -
1997–98 Caledon Canadians MetJHL 43 41 40 81 117 13 15 8 23 -
1998–99 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 38 37 37 74 80 - - - - -
1998–99 Barrie Colts OHL 28 14 28 42 60 10 5 5 10 31
1999–00 Barrie Colts OHL 66 48 73 121 95 25 10 13 23 41
1999–00 Barrie Colts Mem.Cup 5 2 3 5 4 - - - - -
2000–01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 49 4 0 4 38 - - - - -
2000–01 Detroit Vipers IHL 13 7 5 12 23 - - - - -
2001–02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 39 6 7 13 16 - - - - -
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 24 9 9 18 26 - - - - -
2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 37 2 5 7 24 - - - - -
2002–03 Springfield Falcons AHL 33 16 15 31 28 6 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 59 16 16 32 82 - - - - -
2004–05 Utah Grizzlies AHL 4 0 1 1 0 - - - - -
NHL totals 125 12 12 24 78 - - - - -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NHL Players, SHELDON KEEFE 28". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2006-06-08. [dead link]
  2. ^ "NHL Player Search, Sheldon Keefe". Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum, Legends of Hockey. Retrieved 2006-06-08. 
  3. ^ "Home, NHL, Coyotes, playersbio, Sheldon Keefe". TSN.ca, Bell Globemedia. Retrieved 2006-06-08. 
  4. ^ Peplinskie, Tina (June 7, 2006). "Abrams leaves Lumber Kings, Sheldon Keefe will coach team". Pembroke Daily Observer. 
  5. ^ http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/2013/05/29/pembroke-lumber-kings-sold-to-dale-mctavish
  6. ^ "Boyes bronzed Rookie All-Star, Keefe is Rookie of the Year". Canoe Network, SLAM Sports, CHL.ca. April 29, 1999. Retrieved 2006-06-08. [dead link]

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