Brady Keeper

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Brady Keeper
Born (1996-06-05) June 5, 1996 (age 23)
Cross Lake, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team Florida Panthers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2019–present

Brady Keeper (born June 5, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Keeper played junior hockey with the OCN Blizzard of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) from 2013 to 2017 and was named the league's Most Valuable Player for the 2016–17 season. He earned a scholarship to the University of Maine and played two seasons for the NCAA Division I Maine Black Bears, accumulating 57 points in 73 games.

Having gone undrafted into NHL, Keeper left the University of Maine to sign an entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers on March 21, 2019. He made his NHL debut on March 28 against the Ottawa Senators.[1]

Personal[edit]

Keeper was born and raised in Cross Lake in northern Manitoba and is the first person from Cross Lake First Nation to play in the NHL.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Norway House North Stars KJHL 29 6 28 34 66 2 0 0 0 8
2013–14 Norman Northstars MMHL 42 7 18 25 99
2013–14 OCN Blizzard MJHL 1 0 0 0 0
2014–15 OCN Blizzard MJHL 54 13 28 41 160 2 0 1 1 12
2015–16 OCN Blizzard MJHL 58 16 28 44 202 5 3 1 4 32
2016–17 OCN Blizzard MJHL 48 23 25 48 82 15 4 12 16 42
2017–18 University of Maine HE 37 6 16 22 88
2018–19 University of Maine HE 36 7 15 22 58
2018–19 Florida Panthers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
MJHL
MJHL All-Rookie Team 2015
MJHL First All-Star Team 2016, 2017
Brian Kozak Award (MJHL Top Defenceman) 2017
Steve "Boomer" Hawrysh Award (MJHL Most Valuable Player) 2017
College
HE Third All-Star Team 2019

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warren, Ken (March 29, 2019). "Keeper's NHL debut is a story of inspiration and motivation for northern Canadian communities". Ottawa Sun.
  2. ^ Friesen, Paul (March 21, 2019). "Against all odds, Cross Lake's Brady Keeper makes the NHL". Winnipeg Sun.

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