The Manitoba Moose have re-signed captain Mike Keane to an American Hockey League contract.
Keane, the 2006-07 recipient of the American Hockey League’s Fred T. Hunt Award for sportsmanship, determination, and dedication to hockey, enters his third season as captain of the Moose and his 20th season playing professional hockey. Last year, he appeared in 74 games with the Moose, scoring eight goals and 17 assists for 25 points. The Winnipeg native was also selected as the captain of the Canadian team at the 2007 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic in Toronto.
In 13 Calder Cup Playoff games last year, Keane scored two goals and two assists for four points.
Back in 2005-06, Keane scored three goals and 14 points in 69 games with the Moose and was named co-winner of the team’s Julian Klymkiw Award for community service.
Keane has won three Stanley Cups in his career (Montreal 1993, Colorado 1996, Dallas 1999) and played in 1,230 NHL games, where he’s scored 171 goals and 484 points along with 947 penalty minutes with Montreal, Colorado, Dallas, the New York Rangers, St. Louis and Vancouver. He has seen action in 220 career AHL games, scoring 36 goals and 107 points and collecting 182 penalty minutes.
Prior to joining the Moose in 2005, Keane had last appeared in the American Hockey League with the Sherbrooke Canadiens in 1987-88. He made his professional debut with the Canadiens in 1987 and helped them advance to the Calder Cup Finals.