Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Keith Carney
Drafted 76th overall out of high school by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, Carney starred at the University of Maine for three years during which time he made various All-Star teams for his fine play. He joined the Sabres in 1991 after spending much of the year with the U.S. National team, but he played only parts of three seasons with the organization before being traded to Chicago.

With the Hawks, Carney matured and developed into a solid defenceman and during his four full seasons there he helped anchor a developing corps of talent. But the team never advanced very far, and late in the 1997-98 season he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes. Just weeks earlier he had represented the USA at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

After four seasons in Phoenix, Carney was dealt to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in 2001-02 and was a valuable asset on the Ducks blueline, helping the club reach the Stanley Cup final in 2003 against the eventual Cup champions from New Jersey.

Carney went on to play parts of four seasons with the Ducks before being acquired by the Vancouver Canucks at the 2006 NHL trading deadline. Carney's stint with the Cancuks was short lived as the free agent defenceman was signed by the Minnesota Wild in the summer of 2006.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Mount St. Charles Mounties High-RI 23 12 43 55
1988-89 University of Maine H-East 40 4 22 26 24
1989-90 University of Maine H-East 41 3 41 44 43
1989-90 United States WJC-A 7 0 3 3 2
1990-91 University of Maine H-East 40 7 49 56 38
1991-92 United States Nat-Tm 49 2 17 19 16
1991-92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 1 2 3 18 -3 7 0 3 3 0
1991-92 Rochester Americans AHL 24 1 10 11 2 2 0 2 2 0
1992-93 Buffalo Sabres NHL 30 2 4 6 55 +3 8 0 3 3 6
1992-93 Rochester Americans AHL 41 5 21 26 32
1993-94 Buffalo Sabres NHL 7 1 3 4 4 -1
1993-94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 30 3 5 8 35 +15 6 0 1 1 4
1993-94 Indianapolis Ice IHL 28 0 14 14 20
1994-95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 18 1 0 1 11 -1 4 0 1 1 0
1995-96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 5 14 19 94 +31 10 0 3 3 4
1996-97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 3 15 18 62 +26 6 1 1 2 2
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 60 2 13 15 73 -7
1997-98 United States Olympics 4 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 20 1 6 7 18 +5 6 0 0 0 4
1998-99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 2 14 16 62 +15 7 1 2 3 10
1999-00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 4 20 24 87 +11 5 0 0 0 17
2000-01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 2 14 16 86 +15
2001-02 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 60 5 9 14 30 +14
2002-03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 81 4 18 22 65 +8 21 0 4 4 16
2003-04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 69 2 5 7 42 -5
2004-05
2005-06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 61 2 16 18 48 +13
2005-06 Vancouver Canucks NHL 18 0 2 2 14 -5
2006-07 Minnesota Wild NHL 80 4 13 17 58 +22 5 0 0 0 4
2007-08 Minnesota Wild NHL 61 1 10 11 42 +8 6 1 1 2 0
2008-09 SC Bern Swiss 12 0 4 4 8 6 0 2 2 6
NHL Totals 1018 45 183 228 904 91 3 19 22 67


Hockey East Second All-Star Team (1990)
NCAA East Second All-American Team (1990)
Hockey East First All-Star Team (1991)
NCAA East First All-American Team (1991)
Traded to Chicago by Buffalo with Buffalo's 6th round choice (Marc Magliarditi) in 1995 Entry Draft for Craig Muni and Chicago's 5th round choice (Daniel Bienvenue) in 1995 Entry Draft, October 26, 1993. Traded to Phoenix by Chicago with Jim Cummins for Chad Kilger and Jayson More, March 4, 1998. Traded to Anaheim by Phoenix for Calgary's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded back to Calgary - Calgary selected Andrei Taratukhin) in 2001 Entry Draft, June 19, 2001. Traded to Vancouver by Anaheim with Juha Alen for Brett Skinner and NY Islanders' 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Anaheim selected Bryce Swan) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2006.