Islanders Claim Aucoin Off Waivers

Veteran forward has finished top-10 in AHL scoring each of past four seasons

Thursday, 01.17.2013 / 12:04 PM ET / News
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Islanders Claim Aucoin Off Waivers

The New York Islanders announced today that Keith Aucoin has been claimed off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Aucoin, 34, has appeared in 102 career National Hockey League games, split between the Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals. The Waltham, MA, native has NHL career of totals 11 goals and 26 assists (37 points) with a plus-7 rating. This season with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, Aucoin has 37 points (10 goals, 27 assists) with a plus-7 rating through 34 games.

Aucoin has played 707 career AHL games with the Lowell Lock Monsters, Providence Bruins, Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, Albany River Rats, Hershey Bears and Toronto Marlies. The 5’8, 171-pound forward has a career total of 233 goals and 581 assists (814 points) with a plus-83 rating. Aucoin’s AHL resume also includes six All-Star Game, tying the league record, three selections to the AHL First All-Star Team and three selections to the AHL Second All-Star Team (2005-06, 2006-07, 2010-11). He won back-to-back Calder Cup Championships with the Hershey Bears in 2008-09 and 2009-10. Aucoin was also named the AHL’s Most Valuable Player in 2009-10.

Aucoin played four years of college hockey at Norwich University from 1997-2001. He was named the NCAA Division III ECAC Player of the Year in 1999-00 and 2000-01, the same years he was selected to the NCAA Division III ECAC 1st All-Conference Team. Undrafted, Aucoin began his professional career in 2001-02 with the B.C. Icemen of the United Hockey League.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 77 42 24 11 211 194 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 PHI 77 31 29 17 202 220 79
12 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 78 29 43 6 204 249 64
16 BUF 77 22 47 8 152 258 52

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
M. Neuvirth 1 3 1 .881 2.94

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