Mike Keenan Joins Bridgeport Sound Tigers on ATO Contract
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Former Dartmouth men’s hockey team captain Mike Keenan ’13 has signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL), the team announced Wednesday morning.
In his final season with the Big Green, Keenan set new career highs in goals (5), assists (11), points (16) and penalty minutes (58). For his efforts, the South Weymouth, Mass., native was tabbed as a member of the 2012-13 All-Ivy League First Team.
Just the sixth player ever to serve as captain twice in the 107-year history of the Dartmouth hockey program, Keenan was also just the second player ever to earn the distinction as the lone captain in consecutive campaigns and the first in nearly seven decades (Richard Rondeau ’44).
One of the more durable players in ECAC Hockey, Keenan played in all 34 contests this season and did not miss a game in the green and white since his freshman year, a stretch of 101 consecutive games played.
In 108 career contests with the Big Green, Keenan amassed 37 points on nine goals and 28 assists.
The top minor-league affiliate of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders, the Sound Tigers will next play Friday night on the road at the Providence Bruins before returning to Bridgeport for games on Saturday and Sunday against the Springfield Falcons and the Albany Devils.