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David McKee (ice hockey)

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Catches  Left
Weight  82 kg
Playing career  2006
Height  1.85 m
Position  Goaltender
Role  Ice hockey player
Education  Cornell University
Name  David McKee
Career start  2006

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Born  December 5, 1983 (age 32) Midland, TX, USA (1983-12-05)
CHL team Former teams  Quad City Mallards AHL Portland Pirates Iowa Stars> ECHL Augusta Lynx Phoenix RoadRunners Bakersfield Condors CHL Allen Americans Odessa Jackalopes

David McKee (born December 5, 1983) is a professional hockey goaltender. He most recently played with the Quad City Mallards of the Central Hockey League during the 2011–12 season. McKee was formerly a star college goaltender at Cornell University.


Playing career

David McKee started for three years at Cornell University. During his record-breaking college career, he had a career record of 65-24-13 with a .926 SV%, 1.71 GAA and 18 shutouts. During the 2003-04 season, he had a shutout streak of 159:27 from December 5 to December 28. Even though his rookie year was astounding, nothing could compare to the end of the 2004-05 season, where over his final 21 games, he allowed just 20 goals while posting a 0.93 goals against average and a .962 save percentage to go along with an 18-2-1 record to help lead his team to win the ECAC title. He led the Cornell Big Red to a season record 19-game unbeaten streak. During that season, McKee also recorded a record breaking 10 shutouts.

On April 1, 2006, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim announced that they signed him with a two-year entry-level contract. Mighty Ducks Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Burke said, "Over the past two seasons, David McKee has proven to be one of the premier players at the collegiate level. He is a great addition to the core of young talented players within our organization.”[1]

McKee began the season playing for the Augusta Lynx, the ECHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks. He was briefly assigned to the Portland Pirates of the AHL, but was sent down to get playing experience. He quickly became starting goaltender for the Lynx, picking-up his first professional win came on October 21, 2006, against the Gwinnett Gladiators. He is currently on top of the ECHL standings, with the most shootout wins (3), the second most wins (8), the fourth most saves (355), and is fifth in minutes played (651).

McKee has been called up to the NHL several times during his first professional season. His first stint began on November 21, 2006, as backup for Jean-Sébastien Giguère while Ilya Bryzgalov was unavailable due to a lower body injury. He was dressed for three games, until Giguère sustained an injury and was scratched against the Calgary Flames on November 26. McKee backed up Mike Wall, who was called up from Portland on the same day. After his fourth game, McKee rejoined the Lynx.

Awards and honors

  • 2003-04: ECAC Co-Rookie of the Year
  • 2003-04: Cornell Big Red Most Promising Freshman
  • 2004-05: Cornell Big Red Most Valuable Player
  • 2004-05: ECAC & Ivy League Player of the Year
  • 2004-05: ECAC & Ivy League Goalie of the Year
  • 2004-05: NCAA Hobey Hat Trick Finalist
  • 2006-07: Augusta Lynx Most Valuable Player
  • 2006-07: Augusta Lynx Rookie of the Year
  • 2006-07: Portland Pirates Player of the Week
  • Records

  • Cornell Big Red franchise record for most consecutive career starts: 102
  • Cornell Big Red franchise record for most shutouts in a single season: (2004–05) - 10
  • ECAC league record for most shutouts in a single season: (2004–05) - 10
  • NCAA All-Time Individual NCAA Tournament Save Percentage record min. 200 minutes: (2005–06) - .955%
  • Augusta Lynx franchise record for most wins in a season: (2006–07) - 29
  • International play

    Played for the United States in:

  • 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
  • References

    David McKee (ice hockey) Wikipedia

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