Keith Aucoin was born on November 6th, 1978 in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Aucoin honed his skills at the University of Norwich graduating as the schools all-time leader in goals (114), assists (124) and points (238).
The undrafed forward made his AHL debut with after signing as a free agent with Lowell where he notched 16 points in 30 games. The majority of Aucoin's first professional hockey season however was spent in the UHL skating with the BC Iceman where despite only playing 44 games he finished second among all UHL rookies with 58 points. Aucoin returned to the AHL for the next four seasons with Providence & Cincinnati before returning to Lowell in 2005-06.
Aucoin's production in Lowell earned him his first NHL game on January 23rd, 2006 where he notched his first NHL point on the Carolina Hurricane roster. He was sent back to Lowell of the AHL where he continued his offensive tear ending the season with a team leading 85 points in only 72 games. By the end of his AHL season Aucoin joined the Carolina Hurricane as their 'Black Ace' practicing and traveling with the eventual 2006 Stanley Cup Champion.
The following year, Aucoin completed his second NHL season with Carolina but split most of his time with their AHL affiliate in Albany where he led the club in scoring. After spending 38 games in both the AHL with Albany and the NHL with Carolina in 2007-08, Aucoin was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals.