November 6, 1978|
Waltham, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight||171 lb (78 kg; 12 st 3 lb)|
New York Islanders
St. Louis Blues
He was raised in Waltham and then Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and attended Chelmsford High School. Aucoin spent four seasons with Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, before turning professional in 2001. Aucoin made his NHL debut during the 2005–06 NHL season with the Carolina Hurricanes. It was at the end of this season that he was a member of the "Black Aces," a group of players kept on the roster as healthy scratches for the Hurricanes' playoff run that ended with the Hurricanes being crowned Stanley Cup champions. Aucoin did not have his name added to the cup as he did not play in any of the playoff games, but can be seen on the ice during the celebration and did receive a championship ring. He would go on to play 53 regular season games for the Hurricanes over three seasons, scoring 5 goals and 15 points.
On July 3, 2008, Aucoin signed with the Washington Capitals. After attending the Capitals training camp for the 2008–09 season, the Capitals sent Aucoin to their AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears. Aucoin's presence with Hershey had an immediate impact as he won the Reebok Player of the Week honors on October 12, 2008, and then the AHL Player of the Month for October 2008. In his first 20 games of 2008, he scored 8 goals with 21 assists. In December 2008, Aucoin was called up to the NHL with the Capitals, playing in 12 games, scoring two goals and assisting on four. He was reassigned back to the Bears for the playoffs where he won the Calder Cup in six games over the Manitoba Moose.
During the 2009–10 season, Aucoin was re-signed to a two-year contract extension on March 8, 2010. In helping the Bears capture a second consecutive Calder Cup, he was awarded the Les Cunningham Award as the league's most valuable player during the regular season.
For the 2011–12 season, Aucoin made the Capitals opening night roster due to injuries of other forwards. He played in 27 games for 11 points over the course of the season and was a regular in the playoffs. It was the most time he spent in the NHL since 2008.
On July 21, 2012, Keith signed a one-year two-way deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. With the intention to bolster the offense of Maple Leafs affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, Aucoin was directly assigned to the AHL to start the 2012–13 season. After the resolution of the NHL lockout, Aucoin was recalled to the Maple Leafs training camp. On reassignment to the Marlies, he was claimed off waivers from the New York Islanders on January 17, 2013. Despite the shortened season, Aucoin played his first full season in the NHL. In 41 games, he produced 6 goals and 12 points in a checking line role and helped the Islanders return to the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
On June 13, 2014, after failing to secure a tryout with any other NHL team, Aucoin signed a two-year deal with Swiss club, HC Ambrì-Piotta of the National League A. Aucoin enjoyed a successful debut season in Europe with Piotta, contributing with 31 points in 41 regular season games. Unable to progress to the playoffs, Aucoin left Switzerland after one season, to sign a one-year contract in Germany with EHC München of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on June 19, 2015. He remained with EHC München for his final three seasons before officially retiring in 2018.
Keith's younger brother, Phil Aucoin (born 1981), also played professional ice hockey.
|1997–98||Norwich Cadets||ECAC East||26||19||14||33||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Norwich Cadets||ECAC East||31||33||39||72||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Norwich Cadets||ECAC East||31||36||41||77||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Norwich Cadets||ECAC East||28||26||30||56||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||30||6||10||16||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Cincinnati Mighty Ducks||AHL||80||18||30||48||64||9||0||3||3||4|
|2005–06||Lowell Lock Monsters||AHL||72||29||56||85||68||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Albany River Rats||AHL||65||27||72||99||108||5||1||3||4||7|
|2007–08||Albany River Rats||AHL||38||8||37||45||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||New York Islanders||NHL||41||6||6||12||4||6||0||3||3||10|
|2013–14||St. Louis Blues||NHL||2||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
- 1999–00: First All-Conference Team (ECAC East)
- 1999–00: Player of the Year (ECAC East)
- 2000–01: First All-Conference Team (ECAC East)
- 2000–01: Player of the Year (ECAC East)
- 2005–06: Second Team All-Star (American Hockey League)
- 2006–07: Second Team All-Star (American Hockey League)
- 2007–08: All-Star Team CPT(American Hockey League)
- 2008–09: All-Star (American Hockey League)
- 2008–09: American Hockey League Leader in Assists
- 2008–09: American Hockey League Calder Cup Champion
- 2009–10: All-Star (American Hockey League)
- 2009–10: American Hockey League Leader in Assists
- 2009–10: John B. Sollenberger Trophy (American Hockey League) Leading Scorer
- 2009–10: Les Cunningham Award (American Hockey League) Most Valuable Player
- 2009–10: American Hockey League Calder Cup Champion
- 2010–11: Second All-Star Team (American Hockey League)
- 2011–12: All-Star (American Hockey League)
- 2015–16: DEL Champion
- 2016–17: DEL Champion
- 2017–18: DEL Champion
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- "Islanders claim Aucoin off waivers". New York Islanders. 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- "Blues sign Aucoin, Lapierre". National Hockey League. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
- "Keith Aucoin new center for Ambri" (in Italian). HC Ambrì-Piotta. 2014-06-13. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-06-13.
- "AUCOIN ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM PRO HOCKEY". theAHL.com. April 30, 2018.
- "Phil Aucoin profile". eliteprospects.com. 2012-05-06. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
- "2010-11 First and Second All-Stars named". AHL. 2011-03-28. Archived from the original on 2012-09-21. Retrieved 2011-03-28.
- "First and Second All-Stars named". American Hockey League. 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2012-04-05.
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