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Keith Carney
Keith Carney
Defenseman
Number: 3
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 207
Shoots: Left
Born: Feb 3, 1970
Birthplace: Providence, RI, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Minnesota on July 1, 2006.
Drafted: BUF / 1988 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (76th overall)
Career: Has tallied 217 points (44-173=217) while posting a +156 plus/minus ratio in 957 career games over his 15-year career...His career +156 ranks fourth among active NHL defensemen...Skated in 80 games or more in eight of the past 11 seasons, seeing action in 858 of 902 possible contests...2006-07: Collected four goals and 13 assists in 80 games during first season with Wild...Led team and set franchise record with a +22 plus/minus ratio...Had an even or plus rating in 66 games...Ranked second among team defensemen in goals...Skated to a +3 rating on four occasions...Goal total was tied for third-best mark in his career and +22 rating was third-highest total...Played in 900th career game at CBJ (11/25)...Named team captain for month of December...Tied career-high with three-game point streak (1-2=3, 1/11-1/14)...Logged season-high 22:31 in ice-time vs. VAN?(2/14)...Missed one game with back injury (1/19) and one game with the flu (3/15)...2005-06: Notched 20 points (2-18=20) in 79 games with Anaheim and Vancouver, while skating to a +8 plus/minus ratio...Played 61 games and notched 18 points with Anaheim (2-16=18) before being traded to Vancouver, where he tallied two assists in 18 games...Earned his 200th career point with an assist vs. ANA (4/2)...2004-05: Did not play...2003-04: Scored a goal on an assist from Sergei Fedorov, which gave Fedorov 1,000 career points at VAN (2/14)...Missed two games (12/13-14) with back spasms...Missed 11 games  (10/8-29) with a non-displaced fracture in his right foot...2002-03: Had his second highest assist and point total (4-18=22) of his NHL career...Had five multi-point games...Led team defensemen with a +8 rating...Missed one game (12/18) with the flu...Played in his 700th NHL game at EDM (2/5)...2001-02: Was on the ice for just 29 opponent even-strength goals, the fewest among defensemen with at least 1,200 minutes...Finished season with a team-leading +14 rating, recording a “plus” or “even” ratio in 48-of-60 games...Missed 17 games (11/9-12/12) due to a chipped bone on the top of his right hand suffered vs. CGY (11/7), which snapped his consecutive-games played streak at 262 (fourth longest active at the time)...Missed five of the last seven games of season with a lacerated left elbow...2000-01: Was the only Coyote to appear in all 82 games...Finished the season ranked fourth in the NHL with 94 takeaways...Was second on the Coyotes in hits (194) and plus/minus (+15), third in blocked shots (94) and fifth in TOI (20:52)...Earned his 100th career NHL assist vs. ATL (12/22)...1999-00: Set career-highs in assists (20) and points (24) during the regular season...Tied for team lead and ranked fifth in the NHL in takeaways with 91...Ranked second on the Coyotes in blocked shots (98) and hits (189), tied for second in plus/minus (+11) and third in PIM (87)...Earned his 100th career NHL point with an assist on the game-winner at COL (10/30)...1998-99: Tied for Phoenix lead with two shorthanded goals and finished second on team in shorthanded points (2-1=3)...1997-98: Split season with Chicago and Phoenix playing in a combined 80 games while tallying three goals and 19 assists while racking up 91 PIM...1996-97: Appeared in 81 games for Chicago  and finished second on the team with a +26 rating...1995-96: Appeared in all 82 games and led Blackhawks with a +31 rating, tied for seventh-best in the NHL...1994-95: Played in 18 games for Chicago...Scored the GWG in the inaugural game at the United Center vs. EDM (1/25)...1993-94: Had a career high three points (1-2=3) at NYR (3/18)...1992-93: Split time between Buffalo and Rochester...Earned his first career GWG at HFD (10/10)...1991-92: Scored his first NHL goal at CHI (3/22)...Made NHL debut and recorded assist for first career NHL points vs. NYI (3/8)...INTERNATIONAL: Appeared in four games with Team USA at the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan...Helped Team USA capture the inaugural World Cup in September of 1996...Played in seven World Junior Championships contests and tallied three assists for Team USA in 1990...AMATEUR: Played college hockey at the University of Maine (Hockey East)...Named to the NCAA East First All-American Team in 1991, after being a second-team selection the previous year...Named to the Hockey East All-Star Team in 1990 & 1991.

Playoffs: Has recorded two goals, 18 assists and 67 PIM in 85 career playoff contests with Buffalo (15), Chicago (26), Phoenix (18), Anaheim (21) and Minnesota (5)...Ranks first among Wild players in career playoff games and PIM...2006-07: Skated in all five playoff games with Minnesota and registered 4 PIM and a +1 rating...2002-03: Led Anaheim in playoff TOI (26:39), playing in all 21 games and posting four points (0-4=4)...Had a two-game assist streak (0-2=2) in the Stanley Cup Finals (6/5-7; Games 5 & 6)...Logged a team-high 56:20 TOI and a game-high 83 shifts in Anaheim’s 4-3, 5 OT victory at DAL (4/24; Game 1; the fourth-longest game in NHL history)...Earned two assists in Game 4 vs. DET, including the first assist on Steve Rucchin’s series winning goal in OT...1998-99: Led the club with a +5 playoff rating and tied for team lead among defensemen in playoff scoring with three points (1-2=3)...Earned two assists in Game Three at STL (4/25), his second career playoff multi-point game...1996-97: Scored his first career playoff goal vs. COL (Roy) in Game 6 (4/26)...1995-96: Recorded three points (0-3=3) in 10 playoff games...1994-95: Played in four Stanley Cup Playoff games with Chicago, including Games 1, 2 and 4 of the Western Conference Finals vs. DET...1992-93: Scored three points (0-3=3) in eight playoff contests prior to suffering a broken wrist in Game 4 of the Adams Division Finals...1991-92: Played in his first NHL playoff games, earning three points (0-3=3) in seven appearances...Had his first career playoff multi-point game (0-2=2) vs. BOS (4/29).

Career Transactions: Signed by Minnesota as a free agent, July 1, 2006; Acquired by Vancouver with Juha Alen from Anaheim in exchange for Brett Skinner and Vancouver’s second round choice (later traded to Buffalo ­– Buffalo selected Jhonas Enroth) in the 2006 NHL?Entry Draft, March 9, 2006; Acquired by Anaheim from Phoenix in exchange for Calgary’s second round choice (previously acquired, later traded back to Calgary – Calgary selected Andrei Taratukhin) in the 2001 NHL?Entry Draft, June 19, 2001; Acquired by Phoenix with Jim Cummins from Chicago in exchange for Chad Kilger and Jayson More, March 4, 1998; Acquired by Chicago with Buffalo’s sixth round choice (Marc Magliarditi) in the 1995 NHL?Entry Draft from Buffalo for Craig?Muni and Chicago’s fifth round choice (Daniel Bienvenue) in the 1995 NHL?Entry Draft, October 26, 1993; Originally selected by Buffalo in the fourth round (76th overall) of the 1988 NHL?Entry Draft.

Personal: Carney and his wife Amy have four children: triplets Aidan, Cole and Kade and a girl, Morgan...The family resides in Dana Point, Calif., during the off-season...Hobbies include surfing...Lists the Stanley Cup Finals of 2003 as his most memorable hockey moment and the birth of each of his children as his most memorable moment away from the rink...Says his father, John, brothers, Mike, Kurt and Brad and high school coach Bill Belisle are the people who most influenced his hockey career...Wears the number three because it was assigned to him early in is NHL career, and keeps it as a reminder of his triplet sons...Played baseball and football growing up and had a paper route as his first job...Favorite team as a child was the Boston Bruins and favorite player was Ray Borque...Favorite part of hockey is hanging out with his teammates..Favorite movie is Caddyshack and favorite actor is Al Pacino...Says Chicago is his favorite road city and Detroit is his favorite team to play...Lists football as his favorite sport other than hockey...Names “Contender” as his favorite TV show and The Doors as his favorite band...His favorite breakfast is pancakes and his favorite athlete is Michael Jordan.

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