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Capitals Sign Keith Aucoin

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed free agent center Keith Aucoin to a two-year contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.


Aucoin, 29, split last season between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL). He played 38 games for both teams and tallied 13 points (5g-8a) for Carolina and 45 points (8g-37a) for Albany. Aucoin was with Carolina for the final 27 games of last season. The 5’9”, 187-pound Aucoin has played in 53 career NHL games, all with the Hurricanes, and has scored five goals, handed out 10 assists and notched 14 career penalty minutes.

The Waltham, Mass., native played four years of collegiate hockey at Norwich, where he became the school’s all-time leader in goals (114), assists (124) and points (238).

Keith Aucoin
Position: Center
Born: Nov. 6, 1978 (Waltham, Mass.)
Height: 5’9”    Weight: 187    Shoots: Right
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 2, 2008.

Career Statistics
                                          Regular Season                                                   Playoffs
Year    Team    League     GP    G    A    Pts    PIM    GP    G    A    Pts    PIM
1997-98    Norwich    NCAA    -    19    14    33    -    -    -    -    -        -
1998-99    Norwich    NCAA    31    33    39    72    -    -    -    -    -        -
1999-00    Norwich    NCAA    31    36    41    77    14    -    -    -    -        -
2000-01    Norwich    NCAA    28    26    30    56    26    -    -    -    -        -
2001-02    B.C. Icemen    UHL    44    23    35    58    42    10    3    5    8    4
    Florida    ECHL    1    0    2    2    0    -    -    -    -        -
    Lowell    AHL    30    6    10    16    8    -    -    -    -        -
2002-03    Providence    AHL    78    25    49    74    71    4    0    1    1    6
2003-04    Cincinnati    AHL    80    18    30    48    64    9    0    3    3    4
2004-05    Memphis    CHL    5    4    5    9    10    -    -    -    -        -
    Providence    AHL    72    21    45    66    49    17    4    14    18    18
2005-06    Lowell    AHL    72    29    56    85    68    -    -    -    -        -
    Carolina    NHL    7    0    1    1    4    -    -    -    -        -
2006-07    Albany    AHL    65    27    72    99    108    5    1    3    4    7
    Carolina    NHL    8    0    1    1    0    -    -    -    -        -
2007-08    Albany    AHL    38    8    37    45    38    -    -    -    -        -
    Carolina    NHL    38    5    8    13    10    -    -    -    -        -
NHL TOTALS        53    5    10    15    14    -    -    -    -        -
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