|BIRTHPLACE:||Waltham, MA, USA|
* Split the season between Carolina and Albany, spending the final 27 games of the season on the NHL level
* Established NHL career highs in games played (38), goals (5), assists (8), points (13) and penalty minutes (10)br>* Was recalled from Albany (AHL) four times this season
* Led all Albany skaters with 37 assists and 45 points, and ranked fifth in the AHL in assists at the time of his final recall to the NHL on 2/4
* HURRICANES CAREER TOTALS: 53 gp, 5-10-15, 142 pim
Goals: 1 (five times)br>Assists: 1 (eight times)br>Points: 2 (1/12 vs. COL)br>Penalty minutes: 2 (five times)
Shots: 6 (3/5 at ATL)br>Time on Ice: 19:02 (3/25 vs. WSH)br>Hits: 4 (3/28 vs. ATL)br>Blocked Shots: 2 (3/25 vs. WSH)br>Plus/Minus: +3 (1/12 vs. COL)br>
OFF THE RADAR:
* Keith attended Division-III Norwich University, where he established school records for goals (114), assists (124) and points (238)
Acquired: Aug. 4, 2005, Signed as a free agent
First NHL Game: January 23, 2006 in a 7-3 Carolina win vs. Montreal
First NHL Point: January 23, 2006 in a 7-3 Carolina win vs. Montreal (assist)
Most Penalty Minutes, Game: 2 - twice
2006-07: Completed his second NHL season with Carolina, spending most of the year with Albany (AHL)... Earned one assist in a career-high eight NHL games... Led Albany in scoring with 99 points (27g, 72a) - the second-highest point total for a franchise farmhand in the last 22 years.
Career: Attended Division III Norwich University, graduating as Norwich’s all-time leader in goals (114), assists (124) and points (238)… Led Norwich in goals, assists and points each of his last three seasons there... Selected as U.S. College Hockey Online National Player of the Year in 1998-99... Helped Norwich to the NCAA Division III National Championship in 1999-00, establishing a school record with 77 points…Named ECAC East Player of the Year and First-Team All-American in 1999-00…Played for the PlanetUSA team at the 2006 AHL All-Star Classic... Made his NHL debut and earned his first career point with an assist vs. MTL on Jan. 23, 2006…Was a “Black Ace” during the Hurricanes 2006 Stanley Cup run
1998-99: Selected as U.S. College Hockey Online National Player of the Year during his sophomore season at Norwich University... Led Norwich in goals (33), assists (39) and points (72)...
1999-00: Helped Norwich to the NCAA Division III National Championship... Established school record with 77 points... Led Norwich in goals (36), assists (41) and points (77) for the second consecutive year... Named ECAC East Player of the Year and First-Team All-American...
2000-01: Led Norwich in goals (26), assists (30) and points (56) for the third consecutive season... Graduated as Norwich's all-time leader in goals (114), assists (124) and points (238)...
2001-02: Made his AHL debut with Lowell and notched 16 points (6g, 10a) in 30 games... Played in one ECHL game with Florida and 44 UHL games with the B.C. Icemen... Named to the UHL All-Rookie Team despite playing in only 44 games... Finished second among all UHL rookies with 58 points...
2002-03: Led the Providence Bruins in points (74) and assists (49), and finished eighth in the AHL with 74 points... Established career highs in goals (25), assists (49) and points (74) during his first full AHL season... Tied for the team lead with a (+15) plus-minus rating...
2003-04: Finished second on Cincinnati in goals (18) and points (48), and was the only Mighty Ducks player to play in all 80 games...
2004-05: Led the Providence Bruins (AHL) in assists and finished third on the team in points... Ranks ninth all-time in Providence history in assists and points... Recorded his 200th AHL point vs. Manchester (4/3)... Had a six-game point streak (5g, 7a) Dec. 17-31... Had a hat trick and a four-point night in a 4-2 Bruins win vs. Springfield (12/30)... Began the season with Memphis of the Central Hockey League, recording nine points (4g, 5a) in five games prior to signing with Providence... Led the Bruins in assists (14) and points (22) during the Calder Cup Playoffs... Finished tied with teammate Andy Hilbert for the AHL playoff lead in assists (14) and was fourth in the league in playoff points (22)... Recorded seven points (1g, 6a) in Providences five-game playoff series win against Lowell... Scored his first AHL playoff goal, the game winner, vs. Manchester (4/25).
2005-06: Completed his first NHL season and first with Carolina... Played in seven games with Carolina, registering one assist... Made his NHL debut and earned his first career point with an assist on Cole's goal vs. MTL (1/23)... Also registered his first NHL penalty (tripping)... Recalled from Lowell (AHL) for the first time on 1/22... Led Lowell and ranked 10th in the AHLin regular season scoring in 2005-06 with 85 points (29g, 56a) in 72 games... Played for the PlanetUSA team at the 2006 AHL All-Star Classic in Winnipeg on Feb 1... Was a Black Ace during the Hurricanes 2006 Stanley Cup run, traveling and practicing with the Hurricanes throughout the postseason.