Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Keith Aucoin
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Chelmsford Lions High-MA
1997-98 Norwich University ECAC-3 26 19 14 33
1998-99 Norwich University ECAC-3 31 33 39 72
1999-00 Norwich University ECAC-3 31 36 41 77 14
2000-01 Norwich University ECAC-3 28 26 30 56 26
2001-02 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 30 6 10 16 8
2001-02 Florida Everblades ECHL 1 0 2 2 0
2001-02 BC Icemen UHL 44 23 35 58 42 10 3 5 8 4
2002-03 Providence Bruins AHL 78 25 49 74 71 +15 4 0 1 1 6
2003-04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 80 18 30 48 64 -28 9 0 3 3 4
2004-05 Memphis RiverKings CHL 5 4 5 9 10 -1
2004-05 Providence Bruins AHL 72 21 45 66 49 +3 17 4 14 18 18
2005-06 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 7 0 1 1 4 -4
2005-06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 72 29 56 85 68 -8
2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 8 0 1 1 0 +1
2006-07 Albany River Rats AHL 65 27 72 99 108 +13 5 1 3 4 7
2007-08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 38 5 8 13 10 +3
2007-08 Albany River Rats AHL 38 8 37 45 38 -4
2008-09 Washington Capitals NHL 12 2 4 6 4 +5
2008-09 Hershey Bears AHL 70 25 71 96 73 +28 21 5 18 23 16
2009-10 Washington Capitals NHL 9 1 4 5 0 -2
2009-10 Hershey Bears AHL 72 35 71 106 49 +27 21 2 23 25 2
2010-11 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Hershey Bears AHL 53 18 54 72 49 +13 6 2 6 8 2
2011-12 Washington Capitals NHL 27 3 8 11 0 +4 14 0 2 2 2
2011-12 Hershey Bears AHL 43 11 59 70 34 -1
2012-13 Toronto Marlies AHL 34 10 27 37 40 +7
2012-13 New York Islanders NHL 41 6 6 12 4 -1 6 0 3 3 10
2013-14 St. Louis Blues NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -3
2013-14 Chicago Wolves AHL 62 11 32 43 24 +7 9 2 4 6 2
NHL Totals 145 17 32 49 22 20 0 5 5 12


ECAC-3 First All-Star Team (2000, 2001) ECAC-3 Player of the Year (2000, 2001) AHL Second All-Star Team (2006, 2007, 2011) AHL First All-Star Team (2009, 2010, 2012) John B. Sollenberger Trophy (AHL - Leading Scorer) (2010) Les Cunningham Award (AHL - MVP) (2010) Signed as a free agent by Lowell (AHL), June 19, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Providence (AHL), August 2, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, August 29, 2003. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Providence (AHL), November 4, 2004, Signed as a free agent by Providence (AHL), December 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 4, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 24, 2012. Claimed on waivers by NY Islanders from Toronto, January 17, 2013. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Ambri-Piotta (Swiss), June 13, 2014.