Danny DeKeyser

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Danny DeKeyser
Born(1990-03-07) March 7, 1990 (age 24)
Macomb, MI, USA
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
PositionDefense
ShootsLeft
NHL teamDetroit Red Wings
National team United States
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career2013–present
 
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Danny DeKeyser
Born(1990-03-07) March 7, 1990 (age 24)
Macomb, MI, USA
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
PositionDefense
ShootsLeft
NHL teamDetroit Red Wings
National team United States
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career2013–present

Daniel Christopher DeKeyser (born March 7, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman, who is currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

DeKeyser grew up playing minor hockey in the Detroit area and played his Midget U18 hockey with the Compuware AAA program from 2006–2008 before signing with the Trail Smoke Eaters Jr.A. of the BCHL in Canada.

DeKeyser committed to play ice hockey for the Western Michigan Broncos after playing for the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers in the 2009–10 season. With the Broncos, DeKeyser racked up 49 career points on 12 goals and 37 assists. He was named a Second Team All-American in his sophomore and junior years as well as the CCHA's Best Defensive defenseman in consecutive seasons.[1]

After three years with Western Michigan, DeKeyser was being pursued by multiple teams around the NHL. Eventually, he decided to play for his hometown team and signed a two-year contract with the Red Wings on March 29, 2013.[2] He began playing for Detroit one week later, and recorded his first NHL point against Nashville on April 14, 2013, assisting on a Henrik Zetterberg goal.

On November 4, 2013, DeKeyser scored his first career NHL goal in a game against the Winnipeg Jets.[3]

International play[edit]

DeKeyser represented the United States at the 2014 IIHF World Championship, where he finished the tournament with two assists in eight games.

Personal life[edit]

DeKeyser, a native of Macomb, Michigan, is the son of Michael and Linda DeKeyser. He was a communications major at Western Michigan and graduated from De La Salle Collegiate High School.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
2007–08Detroit CompuwareMWEHL25113142641129
2008–09Trail Smoke EatersBCHL58817251231014
2009–10Sioux City MusketeersUSHL411101112
2010–11Western Michigan UniversityCCHA425121743
2011–12Western Michigan UniversityCCHA415121742
2012–13Western Michigan UniversityCCHA352131522
2012–13Detroit Red WingsNHL11011220000
2012–13Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL60118
2013–14Detroit Red WingsNHL65419233050006
NHL totals7642039670006

International[edit]

YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
2014United StatesWC6th802216
Senior totals802216

Awards and honours[edit]

AwardYear
All-CCHA Rookie Team2010–11
CCHA All-Tournament Team2011[5]
All-CCHA Second Team2011–12[6]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American2011–12
CCHA All-Tournament Team2011[5]
All-CCHA First Team2012–13[6]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American2012–13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danny DeKeyser Bio". Western Michigan Athletics. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Red Wings land Danny DeKeyser". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ DeKeyser won't forget his first pro goal NHL.com, November 6, 2013
  4. ^ "Danny DeKeyser Bio". Western Michigan Athletics. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "2012-13 CCHA Media Guide". ISSUU.com. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  6. ^ a b "All-CCHA Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 
  7. ^ Danny DeKeyser named Red Wings Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association NHL.com, June 11, 2014

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Sean Lorenz

CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman
2011–12
2012–13
Succeeded by

Award discontinued