July 20, 1973|
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|National team||United States|
Keith Albert Aldridge (born July 20, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman. He played four games in the National Hockey League with the Dallas Stars in the 1999–2000 season.
Aldridge played college hockey for Lake Superior State University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, and was voted the CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman in 1995-96. He was a member of the Lakers' NCAA National Championship team in 1993-94, and was also named to the All-Star Tournament First Team. Aldridge was also named Second Team CCHA in 1994, First Team CCHA in 1995 and 1996, NCAA West Second All-American Team in 1995, and NCAA West First All-American Team in 1996.
In 1997, Aldridge signed with his hometown Detroit Vipers of the International Hockey League, where he was named an IHL All-Star in 1998-99. His impressive play led to a professional contract with the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League in 1999. Although most of his season was spent in the IHL with the affiliate Kalamazoo Wings, he did play 4 games with the Stars. He spent the 2000-01 season with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the IHL. From 2001-2004, Aldridge played overseas for the Frankfurt Lions and Berlin Polar Bears.
Aldridge signed with the New York Islanders in 2004, a move that reunited him with his college head coach Jeff Jackson, who had recently joined the Islanders staff as an assistant coach. Aldridge could not crack the NHL lineup, and he concluded his playing career in the AHL with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in 2005.
Post playing career
Aldridge currently serves as Vice President and General Manager of Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion, Michigan. His father, Stan Aldridge, had purchased the club in 1981. Aldridge worked at the facility through his youth before joining the organization full-time.
|1992–93||Lake Superior State||CCHA||37||3||11||14||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||Lake Superior State||CCHA||45||10||24||34||86||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||Lake Superior State||CCHA||40||10||31||41||89||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||Lake Superior State||CCHA||38||14||36||50||88||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||36||3||8||11||99||10||0||2||2||8|
|2004–05||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||32||1||9||10||35||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
- "Keith Aldridge player profile". legendsofhockey.net. 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2012-04-15.
- "Indian Wood owners courting PGA". freep.com. 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2012-07-15.
- "Golf preview from hockey to the Golf Course with Keith Aldridge". The Oakland Press. 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
- "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| CCHA Best Offensive Defenseman