Matt Keith

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Matt Keith
Matt Keith.jpg
Born (1983-04-11) April 11, 1983 (age 32)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
(EIHL) team
Former teams
Braehead Clan
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Islanders
NHL Draft 59th overall, 2001
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2003–present

Matt Keith (born April 11, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Braehead Clan of the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL).

Playing career[edit]

Keith was drafted 59th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. He appeared in his first NHL game on February 24, 2004, against the Philadelphia Flyers. On March 1 of that same year against the Nashville Predators, he scored his first goal.

On December 29, 2006, he was traded along with Sébastien Caron and Chris Durno to the Ducks in exchange for P. A. Parenteau and Bruno St. Jacques.[1]

On January 9, 2008, he was traded to the Islanders from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Darryl Bootland. Keith appeared in 3 games with the Islanders upon the completion of the 2007–08 season. On July 25, 2008, Keith signed with German team ERC Ingolstadt of the DEL.

For the 2009–10 season Keith returned to North America signing with, the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks.[2] Scoring 21 goals in 69 games for the IceHogs, Keith was then signed to a one-year contract with fellow AHL team, the Abbotsford Heat, affiliate of the Calgary Flames on September 28, 2010.[3]

After one season in Sweden with second division side, Örebro HK, Keith moved to the Czech Republic, signing a one-year free agent contract with HC Karlovy Vary on July 9, 2012.[4] After only four games into the 2012–13 Czech Extraliga season, Keith left Karlovy to sign a try-out contract with Dornbirner EC of the Austrian Hockey League on October 8, 2012.[5] He remained with the Bulldogs for the remainder of the year to total 28 points in 37 games.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Spokane Chiefs WHL 7 1 0 1 4
1999–00 Spokane Chiefs WHL 39 1 3 4 37 15 1 2 3 11
2000–01 Spokane Chiefs WHL 33 13 14 27 63 12 1 3 4 14
2001–02 Spokane Chiefs WHL 68 34 33 67 71 11 5 5 10 16
2002–03 Spokane Chiefs WHL 7 2 2 4 11
2002–03 Red Deer Rebels WHL 49 25 26 51 32 23 6 7 13 30
2003–04 Norfolk Admirals AHL 66 13 13 26 57 8 1 2 3 10
2003–04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 20 2 3 5 10
2004–05 Norfolk Admirals AHL 80 18 31 49 74 6 0 1 1 0
2005–06 Norfolk Admirals AHL 72 26 19 45 61 3 0 1 1 0
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 19 2 8 10 15
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 0 0 0 4
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 44 10 12 22 22
2007–08 Portland Pirates AHL 34 5 5 10 13
2007–08 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 42 8 9 17 22
2007–08 New York Islanders NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2008–09 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 46 15 13 28 60
2009–10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 69 21 20 41 27 4 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Abbotsford Heat AHL 77 20 15 35 45
2011–12 Örebro HK Swe.1 52 11 16 27 40 10 2 4 6 6
2012–13 HC Karlovy Vary CZE 4 0 0 0 4
2012–13 Dornbirner EC EBEL 37 7 21 28 66
NHL totals 27 2 3 5 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackhawks send Caron to Ducks in multi-player deal". ESPN. 2006-12-28. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Rockford sets 2009-10 opening night roster". Rockford IceHogs. 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2009-11-20. 
  3. ^ "Keith, Nyren signed by Heat". American Hockey League. 2010-09-28. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  4. ^ "Vary add energy impact player Keith" (in Czech). HC Karlovy Vary. 2012-07-09. Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Dornbirner recruit Canadian striker Keith" (in German). Dornbirner EC. 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2012-10-08. 

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