Justin Keller (LW)
Draft: 2004, Tampa Bay Lightning, Round 8 (245th overall)
Acquired: Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Lightning on May 23, 2006
Set a new AHL career high for goals and tied his career high in points with Norfolk in 2008-09…Ranked fifth in goals and sixth in points with Norfolk (AHL) in 2008-09…Scored twice for second star honors on 04/10/09 at Binghamton…Had three assists – including one on the overtime game-winner – 04/08/09 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Had a 13-game home point streak (10G, 7A) from 01/23 – 03/21/09…Scored a shorthanded goal for #2 star honors on 03/21/09 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Notched goals in six straight home games (7G) from 02/07 – 03/07/09…Was #3 star with the game-winning goal on 03/07/09 vs. Lowell…Recorded a goal and an assist for #2 star honors on 02/21/09 vs. Binghamton…Notched two goals for first star honors on 02/20/09 vs. Binghamton…Suffered a lower-body injury on 02/08/09 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and returned to the lineup on 02/20/09 vs. Binghamton after missing five games…Had a six-game point streak (3G, 5A) from 01/23 – 02/07/09…Netted a goal and two assists for second star honors on 01/29/09 vs. Albany…Recorded his first multiple-goal game as an Admiral (2G) on 12/13/08 vs. Bridgeport for #3 star…Netted his first goal of 2008-09 – a shorthanded tally – on 12/10/08 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Reassigned by Tampa Bay (NHL) to Augusta (ECHL) on 10/22/08 and returned to Norfolk on 11/06/08 (Appeared in four games with Augusta, scoring four goals and one assist with two penalty minutes).
2007-08: Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist for #1 star honors on 04/05/08 vs. Albany…Netted a goal and added an assist with a +2 rating on 03/21/08 vs. Lowell…Had a goal, an assist and a +3 rating on 03/15/08 vs. Portland…Led the American Hockey League with a +11 rating in the month of February 2008…Scored three assists on 02/23/08 at Manchester…Registered a goal and an assist for third star honors on 02/20/08 at Bridgeport…Skated for the Canadian AHL All-Stars in the AHL All-Star Game on 01/28/08 in Binghamton, N.Y…Registered an assist and a shootout conversion and was named first star on 01/23/08 at Hershey…Named to the 2008 AHL All-Star Classic Presented by Reebok on January 23, 2008 to replace teammate Kyle Wanvig, who was on recall to the Tampa Bay Lightning…Netted two assists for third star honors on 01/11/08 vs. Hartford…Had a three-game scoring streak (1G, 3A) from 11/21/07 vs. Philadelphia to 11/24/07 vs. Springfield…Notched two assists on 11/21/07 vs. Philadelphia…Netted his first Norfolk goal on 11/07/07 vs. Hershey…Registered an assist for his first Admirals point on 10/26/07 vs. Philadelphia…Made his Admirals debut on 10/05/07 at Philadelphia. 2006-07: Made professional debut and played 60 games with Springfield…Ranked sixth on the team for goals (13) and was tied for seventh in points (24)…Participated in the Lightning’s Prospect Conditioning Camp in 2006…Signed by the Lightning on 5/23/06. 2005-06: Led the Western Hockey League with 51 goals in 72 games for Kelowna…Named the WHL’s Canada Post Cup winner as the player who received the most “3 Stars” votes during the 2005-06 season…Named Kelowna’s Most Improved Player and Most Valuable Player in 2005-06…Named the Canadian Hockey League’s Player of the Week on December 22, 2005. 2004-05: Scored the goal that won the 2004 Memorial Cup for Kelowna.