Winnipeg Jets hire Mike Keane as Player Development Assistant

Posted by David Minuk in Winnipeg Jets on September 3, 2013 — No Comments

The Winnipeg Jets announced today that they have hired Winnipegger and three time Stanley Cup champion Mike Keane as Player Development Assistant.

Mike Keane talks to media

Here is the Jets release:

The Winnipeg Jets are pleased to announce they have hired Mike Keane as Player Development Assistant. He will be working closely with Jimmy Roy, who is the Coordinator of Player Development. Keane will focus mainly on amateur and professional teams, with a particular emphasis in the evaluation and development of players with the St. John’s IceCaps.

Keane, 46, played in 1161 career NHL games between Montreal, Colorado, NY Rangers, Dallas, St. Louis and Vancouver. In his 16 year NHL career, Keane recorded 470 career points (168G, 302A) and 881 penalty minutes. He won three Stanley Cup Championships with Montreal (1993), Colorado (1996) and Dallas (1999).

The Winnipeg, MB native finished his playing career with the Manitoba Moose, playing in his hometown from 2005 to 2010. In his time with the Moose, Keane played in 365 career games for 114 career points (36G, 78A) and 244 career penalty minutes.

For more information check out the Winnipeg Jets official site.