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Moose bag three-time Stanley Cup champ

The Manitoba Moose, the AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, announced they have signed three-time Stanley Cup champion forward and Winnipeg native Mike Keane to a professional tryout contract.

Keane, 38, did not play during the National Hockey League lockout. In 2003-04, he skated in 64 games with the Canucks, scoring eight goals and 17 points along with 20 penalty minutes.

In his illustrious 17-year career, Keane has captured three Stanley Cups — with the Montreal Canadiens (1993), Colorado Avalanche (1996) and Dallas Stars (1999). He also played in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1989 and 2000, and helped Sherbrooke to the Calder Cup Final in 1987.

In total, Keane has appeared in 1,161 NHL games, scoring 168 goals and 302 assists for 470 points with Montreal, Colorado, Dallas, the New York Rangers, St. Louis and Vancouver. In 220 career NHL playoff games, Keane has collected 34 goals and 40 assists for 74 points.

Keane began his pro career with the AHL’s Sherbrooke Canadiens, debuting during the 1987 AHL postseason. As a rookie in 1987-88, Keane recorded 25 goals and 43 assists for 68 points in 78 games for Sherbrooke.