Kevin Kantee

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Kevin Kantee
Kantee Kevin Ilves.jpg
Born (1984-01-29) January 29, 1984 (age 33)
Idaho Falls, Idaho, U.S.
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 95 kg (209 lb; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Serie A team
Former teams
HC Valpellice
HDD Olimpija Ljubljana
NHL Draft 188th overall, 2002
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2003–present

Kevin Kantee (born January 29, 1984 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, U.S.) is a Finnish professional ice hockey defenceman. He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks as their sixth-round pick, #188 overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He played for Jokerit, TPS, Ilves and JYP in the Finnish SM-liiga 2003-2010, and transferred to HDD Olimpija Ljubljana in the Austrian Hockey League for the 2010-2011 season.[1] He is currently signed with HC Valpellice in the Italian Serie A.[2]

In an incident on October 27, 2007, Kantee was attacked by Ässät defenceman Matt Nickerson in the locker room corridor in the Ässät arena after an Ilves-Ässät game. Nickerson was already serving a prior suspension, and was suspended for five more games as a result of the incident.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Jokerit SM-l 45 1 2 3 32 -- -- -- -- --


  1. ^ "Kevin Kantee hockey statistics". 
  2. ^ "Rinnovata la fiducia piemontese a Leinonen e Kantee". Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Nickersonille pelikielto, Ässille sakot".