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Born February 3, 1970 (1970-02-03) (age 39),
Providence, RI, USA
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
Ntl. team  United States
NHL Draft 76th overall, 1988
Buffalo Sabres
Career 1991 – present

Keith Edward Carney (born February 3, 1970 in Providence, Rhode Island) is an American retired professional ice hockey defenseman [1].[2] He last played for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 2007–08 season and will not be back for a third season with the team.[3][4]

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Playing career

Keith Carney was drafted 76th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres, after attending the prestigious Mount Saint Charles Academy. On March 8, 1992, Keith made his NHL debut in a match against the New York Islanders. Two weeks later on March 22, he scored his first goal in the NHL against the Chicago Blackhawks. After playing 14 games that rookie season, he then played 30 games at the NHL level the following campaign.[5]

He was traded from Chicago to the Phoenix Coyotes in 1998 for Chad Kilger and Jayson More. In the summer of 2001, Keith was traded by Phoenix to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for a 2nd round pick in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.[5]

On March 9, 2006, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a second round draft pick and defencemen Brett Skinner.[5]

On July 1, 2006, he signed a 2 year, $4.2 million contract with the Minnesota Wild.[6]

In his 2006/2007 regular season with the Minnesota Wild, he set a Minnesota Wild franchise record in Plus/minus finishing the season with a +22.[7]

On February 24, 2008, Keith Carney played in his 1,000th NHL game, becoming only the 29th American (14th active defenceman at the time, and since the conclusion of the 2007/2008 NHL season) to accomplish this honor.[8]

On April 11, 2008, in game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Colorado Avalanche, playing with the Minnesota Wild, he became the oldest defenseman to score an overtime goal in NHL playoffs history at 38 years of age.[9]

On November 11, 2008, Keith Carney retired after 17 years in the NHL. Keith and his family live in Paradise Valley, Arizona.[10]

On January 15, 2009, Carney signed a playoffs contract with Swiss National League club SC Bern.

In September 2009 he accepted an invitation to the Vancouver Canucks main training camp to try to earn an NHL contract. After further reflection he decided instead to retire for a second time.

Awards and International play

  • 1988–89: HE All-Rookie Team
  • 1989–90: HE Second All-Star Team
  • 1989–90: NCAA East Second All-American Team
  • 1990–91: HE First All-Star Team
  • 1990–91: NCAA East First All-Star Team
Preceded by
Brian Rolston
Minnesota Wild captains
December, 2006
Succeeded by
Brian Rolston

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1988–89 Maine NCAA 40 4 22 26 - 24 - - - - - -
1989–90 Maine NCAA 41 3 41 44 - 43 - - - - - -
1990–91 Maine NCAA 40 7 49 56 - 38 - - - - - -
1991–92 Rochester Americans AHL 24 1 10 11 - - - 0 2 2 - 0
1991–92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 1 2 3 -3 18 7 0 3 3 0 0
1992–93 Rochester Americans AHL 41 5 21 26 - 32 - - - - - -
1992–93 Buffalo Sabres NHL 30 2 4 6 +3 55 8 0 3 3 +1 6
1993–94 Indianapolis Ice IHL 28 0 14 14 - 20 - - - - - -
1993–94 Buffalo Sabres NHL 7 1 3 4 -1 4 - - - - - -
1993–94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 30 3 5 8 +15 35 6 0 1 1 +2 4
1994–95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 18 1 0 1 -1 11 4 0 1 1 0 0
1995–96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 5 14 19 +31 94 10 0 3 3 -1 4
1996–97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 3 15 18 +26 62 6 1 1 2 -2 2
1997–98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 60 2 13 15 -7 73 - - - - - -
1997–98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 20 1 6 7 +5 18 6 0 0 0 -3 4
1998–99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 2 14 16 +15 86 7 1 2 3 +5 10
1999–00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 4 20 24 +11 87 5 0 0 0 -4 17
2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 2 14 16 +15 86 - - - - - -
2001–02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 60 5 9 14 +14 30 - - - - - -
2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 81 4 18 22 +8 65 21 0 4 4 +3 16
2003–04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 69 2 5 7 -5 42 - - - - - -
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 61 2 16 18 +13 48 - - - - - -
2005–06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 18 0 2 2 -5 14 - - - - - -
2006–07 Minnesota Wild NHL 80 4 13 17 +22 58 5 0 0 0 +1 4
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 61 1 10 11 +8 42 6 1 1 2 +2 0
NHL totals 1018 45 183 228 +164 904 91 3 19 22 +4 67

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