Dan Keczmer

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Dan Keczmer
Born (1968-05-25) May 25, 1968 (age 51)
Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Minnesota North Stars
Hartford Whalers
Calgary Flames
Dallas Stars
Nashville Predators
National team  United States
NHL Draft 201st overall, 1986
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1990–2000

Daniel Leonard Keczmer (born May 25, 1968) is an American former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL).


As a youth, he played in the 1981 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Detroit.[1]

Keczmer played four seasons with Lake Superior State University and was a member of the Lake Superior State Lakers 1988 NCAA Championship men's ice hockey team.[citation needed]

He was drafted in the tenth round, 201st overall, by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. Keczmer made his professional debut with the IHL's Kalamazoo Wings in the 1990–91 season. He also appeared in nine NHL games with the North Stars that same season.[citation needed]

Keczmer was one of many North Stars who joined the San Jose Sharks in the 1991 NHL Dispersal Draft. Before the Sharks' inaugural season began, however, Keczmer was traded to the Hartford Whalers in exchange for Dean Evason. Keczmer would play with the Whalers, Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars, and Nashville Predators before retiring following the 1999–2000 season.[citation needed]

In his NHL career, Keczmer appeared in 235 games. He scored eight goals and added 38 assists. He also appeared in 12 Stanley Cup playoff games, recording one assist.[citation needed]

He now resides in Brentwood, Tennessee with his family.[citation needed]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
CCHA All-Tournament Team 1989 [2]
All-CCHA Second Team 1989–90 [3]


  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  2. ^ "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  3. ^ "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Award Created
CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
Succeeded by
Karl Johnston