Left-winger Mike Keating played one game for the New York Rangers in 1977-78. He was a junior scoring star but only managed to duplicate these feats in the minors.
Keating played for the Seneca Flyers in MTHL before joining the Hamilton Fincups in 1974-75. He scored 125 goals in three junior seasons and helped the Fincups win the Memorial Cup in 1976. In 1976-77, while he was on his way to scoring 113 points, Keating represented Canada at the World Junior Championships where he played with Fincups teammate Dale McCourt and Toronto Marlboros star John Anderson, both future NHLers of note.
Keating was chosen 26th overall in he 1977 Amateur Draft by the New York Rangers. He was unable to break into the line up ahead of Pat Hickey, Dave Maloney, Steve Vickers, and local favourite Nick Fotiu. Keating ended up playing his first pro season with New Haven Nighthawks of the AHL. Before retiring in 1980, he enjoyed two productive years with IHL's Toledo Goaldiggers where he recorded 113 points in 129 games.