The AHL's Manitoba Moose are parting ways with 43-year-old Mike Keane
, a three-time Stanley Cup winner and their captain for the last five seasons. The Moose, the top affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks
, announced Tuesday they won't offer a new deal to Keane, who had 9 goals and 22 assists in 75 games in 2009-10.
Keane played 1,161 regular-season NHL games, winning Stanley Cups with Montreal in 1993, Colorado in 1996 and Dallas in 1999. He totaled 168 goals, 470 points and 881 penalty minutes with Montreal, Colorado, Dallas, the New York Rangers
, St. Louis, and Vancouver from 1988 through 2004. He also had 34 goals and 74 points in 220 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Keane joined the Moose in 2005 and was their captain in each of his five seasons in Manitoba. He also played in the AHL with the Sherbrooke Canadiens in 1987-88, and has 61 goals and 182 points in 443 career AHL games. During his five seasons with Manitoba, Keane had 36 goals, 114 points and 244 penalty minutes in 365 games. He also had 8 goals and 12 assists with 25 penalty minutes in 59 Calder Cup playoff games.