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Keane to play 1,500th regular-season game

head-keane_200.jpgThe Manitoba Moose are pleased to announce today captain Mike Keane will play his 1,500th professional regular-season hockey game tonight when the Manitoba Moose host the Lake Erie Monsters at MTS Centre in Winnipeg.

Game time is 8:30 p.m. ET, and the action can be seen on AHL Live.

In his 21st season of pro hockey and fourth with the Moose this year, Keane, 41, has scored 17 points (6-11-17) and 16 penalty minutes. In his career with the Moose, the Winnipeg native has played in 260 games where he’s scored 72 points (25-47-72) and 164 penalty minutes.

Back in 2006-07, he was the recipient of the American Hockey League’s Fred T. Hunt Award for sportsmanship, determination, and dedication to the game of hockey. That season, Keane was also selected as the captain of the Canadian team at the 2007 Rbk Hockey AHL All-Star Classic in Toronto.

In his time with the Moose, Keane has been named the winner of the Julian Klymkiw Community Service Award (2005-06) and the Toyota Never Quits Hardest-Working Player (2007-08). In 31 Calder Cup playoff games with the Moose in three seasons, he has four goals and three assists for seven points and 17 penalty minutes.

In his previous 20 seasons, Keane has won three Stanley Cups (Montreal ‘93, Colorado ’96, Dallas ’99) and played in 1,161 NHL games where he’s scored 171 goals and 484 points as well as 947 penalty minutes with Montreal, Colorado, Dallas, the New York Rangers, St. Louis and Vancouver. He has seen action in 338 career AHL games where he’s scored 50 goals and 140 points and collected 234 penalty minutes.

Prior to joining the Moose, Keane also appeared in 78 games in the American Hockey League with the Sherbrooke Canadiens back in the 1987-88 season. He made his professional debut with the Canadiens back in 1987 and helped Sherbrooke advance to the Calder Cup Final that season where they were defeated by the Rochester Americans.

   Regular SeasonPlayoffs
1986-87Sherbrooke CanadiensAHL922416
1987-88Sherbrooke CanadiensAHL7825436870611218
1988-89Montreal CanadiensNHL69161935692143717
1989-90Montreal CanadiensNHL749152478110118
1990-91Montreal CanadiensNHL7313233650123256
1991-92Montreal CanadiensNHL6711304164811216
1992-93Montreal CanadiensNHL771545609519213156
1993-94Montreal CanadiensNHL8016304611963144
1994-95Montreal CanadiensNHL4810102015
1995-96Montreal CanadiensNHL180776
 Colorado AvalancheNHL55101020402232516
1996-97Colorado AvalancheNHL81101727631731424
1997-98New York RangersNHL708101847
 Dallas StarsNHL132355174480
1998-99Dallas StarsNHL816232962235276
1999-2000Dallas StarsNHL81132134412324614
2000-01Dallas StarsNHL6710142435103254
2001-02St. Louis BluesNHL56461022
2001-02Colorado AvalancheNHL2225716181458
2002-03Colorado AvalancheNHL6555103460002
2003-04Vancouver CanucksNHL6489172070004
2004-05Did not play           
2005-06Manitoba MooseAHL693111466122134
2006-07Manitoba MooseAHL748172546132247
2007-08Manitoba MooseAHL7388163660006
2008-09Manitoba MooseAHL446111716
 AHL Totals 338509014023446761351
 NHL Totals 1161168302470881220344074135
 Professional Totals 14992183926101115266414687186