Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Sheldon Keefe
Sheldon Keefe was born September 17, 1980 in Brampton, Ontario. The second round, 47th overall selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Keefe is a graduate of the OHL.

A feistey winger with offensive skills, Keefe played two seasons in the OHL with stints in Toronto and Barrie scoring 237 points (99-138-237) in 132 games while leading Barrie to the 2000 Memorial Cup final. Unfortunately, the Colts came up short in the final against the Rimouski Oceanic, however, Keefe would be named to the Memorial Cup All-Tournament Team.

The Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy winner in 1999-00, Keefe made his professional debut with the Lightning organization in 2000-01, splitting his time with Tampa Bay and their IHL affiliate in Detroit. Over the course of the next three seasons, Keefe continued to split his time with Tampa Bay and the AHL before bieng acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes in the summer of 2004.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Toronto Young Nationals MTHL 45 66 71 137
1996-97 Quinte Hawks ON-Jr.A 44 21 23 44 41
1996-97 Bramalea Blues ON-Jr.A 8 0 3 3 4
1997-98 Caledon Canadians ON-Jr.A 43 41 40 81 117 13 15 8 23
1998-99 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 38 37 37 74 80
1998-99 Barrie Colts OHL 28 14 28 42 60 10 5 5 10 31
1999-00 Barrie Colts OHL 66 48 73 121 95 +23 25 10 13 23 41
1999-00 Barrie Colts M-Cup 5 2 3 5 4
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 49 4 0 4 38 -13
2000-01 Detroit Vipers IHL 13 7 5 12 23 -3
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 39 6 7 13 16 -11
2001-02 Springfield Falcons AHL 24 9 9 18 26 -9
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 37 2 5 7 24 -1
2002-03 Springfield Falcons AHL 33 16 15 31 28 +6 6 0 0 0 4
2003-04 Hershey Bears AHL 59 16 16 32 82 -10
2004-05 Utah Grizzlies AHL 4 0 1 1 0 -3
NHL Totals 125 12 12 24 78


OHL All-Rookie Team (1999)
OHL Rookie of the Year (1999)
OHL Second All-Star Team (2000)
Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy (Top Scorer - OHL) (2000)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2000)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2000)
Traded to Barrie (OHL) by St. Michael's (OHL) with Mike Jefferson, Ryan Barnes and Shawn Cation for Keith Delaney, Darryl Bootland, Adam DeLeew and Brad Pierce, January 11, 1999. Claimed by NY Rangers from Tampa Bay in Waiver Draft, October 3, 2003. Claimed on waivers by Tampa Bay from NY Rangers, October 24, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 12, 2004.