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 2008-09â€¦Ranked fifth in goals and sixth in points with Norfolk (AHL) in 2008-09â€¦Scored twice for second star honors on 04/10/09 at Binghamtonâ€¦Had three assists â€“ including one on the overtime game-winner â€“ 04/08/09 at Wilkes-Barre/Scrantonâ€¦Had a 13-game home point streak (10G, 7A) from 01/23 â€“ 03/21/09â€¦Scored a shorthanded goal for #2 star honors on 03/21/09 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scrantonâ€¦Notched goals in six straight home games (7G) from 02/07 â€“ 03/07/09â€¦Was #3 star with the game-winning goal on 03/07/09 vs. Lowellâ€¦Recorded a goal and an assist for #2 star honors on 02/21/09 vs. Binghamtonâ€¦Notched two goals for first star honors on 02/20/09 vs. Binghamtonâ€¦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 gamesâ€¦Had a six-game point streak (3G, 5A) from 01/23 â€“ 02/07/09â€¦Netted a goal and two assists for second star honors on 01/29/09 vs. Albanyâ€¦Recorded his first multiple-goal game as an Admiral (2G) on 12/13/08 vs. Bridgeport for #3 starâ€¦Netted his first goal of 2008-09 â€“ a shorthanded tally â€“ on 12/10/08 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scrantonâ€¦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. Albanyâ€¦Netted a goal and added an assist with a +2 rating on 03/21/08 vs. Lowellâ€¦Had a goal, an assist and a +3 rating on 03/15/08 vs. Portlandâ€¦Led the American Hockey League with a +11 rating in the month of February 2008â€¦Scored three assists on 02/23/08 at Manchesterâ€¦Registered a goal and an assist for third star honors on 02/20/08 at Bridgeportâ€¦Skated for the Canadian AHL All-Stars in the AHL All-Star Game on 01/28/08 in Binghamton, N.Yâ€¦Registered an assist and a shootout conversion and was named first star on 01/23/08 at Hersheyâ€¦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 Lightningâ€¦Netted two assists for third star honors on 01/11/08 vs. Hartfordâ€¦Had a three-game scoring streak (1G, 3A) from 11/21/07 vs. Philadelphia to 11/24/07 vs. Springfieldâ€¦Notched two assists on 11/21/07 vs. Philadelphiaâ€¦Netted his first Norfolk goal on 11/07/07 vs. Hersheyâ€¦Registered an assist for his first Admirals point on 10/26/07 vs. Philadelphiaâ€¦Made his Admirals debut on 10/05/07 at Philadelphia. 2006-07: Made professional debut and played 60 games with Springfieldâ€¦Ranked sixth on the team for goals (13) and was tied for seventh in points (24)â€¦Participated in the Lightningâ€™s Prospect Conditioning Camp in 2006â€¦Signed by the Lightning on 5/23/06. 2005-06: Led the Western Hockey League with 51 goals in 72 games for Kelownaâ€¦Named the WHLâ€™s Canada Post Cup winner as the player who received the most â€œ3 Starsâ€ votes during the 2005-06 seasonâ€¦Named Kelownaâ€™s Most Improved Player and Most Valuable Player in 2005-06â€¦Named the Canadian Hockey Leagueâ€™s Player of the Week on December 22, 2005. 2004-05: Scored the goal that won the 2004 Memorial Cup for Kelowna.