Thursday, November 15, 2012

David McKee

5 NHL Games

November 21, 2006 Anaheim Ducks vs San Jose Sharks. 5-0 win.
November 22, 2006 Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche. 2-3 loss.
November 24, 2006 Anaheim Ducks vs New Jersey Devils. 4-2 win.
November 26, 2006 Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames. 5-3 win.
December 29, 2006 Anaheim Ducks vs Carolina Hurricanes. 2-4 loss. 

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   David McKee had a record breaking junior career at Cornell University. In 2003/2004 he was named the ECAC's rookie of the year. The next season he had a breakout year and was named Cornell team MVP, ECAC player of the year and ECAC goalie of the year. Cornell won the ECAC championship that season and the NCAA named McKee Ivy League player of the year. Mckee was also one of 3 finalists for the 2005 Hobey Baker Award. He left Cornell in 2006 holding numerous team records, many of which had formerly been held by Ken Dryden.

   April, 2006 the Anaheim Ducks signed McKee to a two-year, entry-level contract. Ducks General Manger Brian Burke had this to say about Mckee, "Over the past two seasons, David McKee has proven to be one of the premier players at the collegiate level. He is a great addition to the core of young talented players within our organization.”

   Late November, 2006 the Anaheim Ducks recalled David McKee from their ECHL affiliate on a short term basis as Ilya Bryzgalov was recovering from a minor lower leg injury. The stint lasted four games for McKee and he almost got to see some unexpected playing time. He served as JS Giguere's backup for the first three games and on the 24th Giguere nearly had to leave the game when he broke an index finger. Giguere, however, fought through the pain and finished the game. Giggy would be unable to play the following game so the Ducks recalled Michael Wall from the AHL. Both Wall and McKee were NHL rookies with no experience in the league. The team had tried to recall a more experienced goalie in Michael Leighton but he was subjected to waivers and subsequently claimed by Nashville. Even though McKee had been with the team over the past three games the Ducks elected to start Wall because he was their AHL goalie and higher up on their depth chart. McKee only had ECHL experience and the Ducks were uncomfortable playing him at the NHL level.

   McKee's second stint with the Ducks was much shorter and lasted just one game. Late December Bryzgalov and Giguere were both out with groin injuries and the Ducks were once again left with Wall and McKee as their tandem. That week, however, the team acquired experienced netminder Sebastien Caron from the Blackhawks. Caron joined the team for their next contest, allowing the Ducks to send McKee back to the AHL.

   David McKee would be left unsigned by the Ducks. He later attended a Phoenix Coyotes camp but never again got close to the NHL.

  • Wore #41 with Anaheim Ducks

Career stats from
Born  -- Irving, TX 
Height 6.01 -- Weight 187
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
2002-03Texas TornadoNAHL3502
2003-04Cornell UniversityECAC3200192959051.84161066760.920
2004-05Cornell UniversityECAC35042125440101.2427537830.947
2005-06Cornell UniversityECAC3510213974032.0822947490.910
2006-07Augusta LynxECHL520102811157213.352915213750.898200
2006-07Portland PiratesAHL70037918012.855201610.899---
2007-08Iowa StarsAHL20211710105.11020530.841---
2007-08Augusta LynxECHL100426008.52010250.806---
2007-08Phoenix RoadrunnersECHL2300128981303.7761047110.898---
2008-09Bakersfield CondorsECHL2800150195203.8091246890.879---
2009-10Allen AmericansCHL50030320003.952301750.897200
2010-11Odessa JackalopesCHL181298461003.727634980.891---
2011-12Quad City MallardsCHL3320188293002.97171518830.905---

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