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Keith Aucoin

Born:Nov 6, 1978Draft: Undrafted
Hometown:Waltham, MassachusettsPosition:Centre
Known For:3x DEL ChampionShoots:Right
National Team:United StatesCurrent Status:Retired

Keith Aucoin (born November 6, 1978) is a former Canadian ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues during the 2013-2014 season. Undrafted at the NHL level, Aucoin made his NHL debut during the 2005-06 season with the Carolina Hurricanes, playing in seven games and registering one point. He served as a member of the Black Aces when Carolina won the Stanley Cup in 2006, and received a ring despite not playing in any of the postseason games. His three years with the Hurricanes were spent in the American Hockey League (AHL), where he became a prominent scorer and one of the first to be called up when injuries occurred.

In 2008, Aucoin signed with the Washington Capitals and spent four years with the organization. He was named an alternate captain of their AHL affiliate Hershey Bears and finished top two in scoring on the team in each year. While his offensive awareness never translated at the NHL level, his contributions in the AHL led to back-to-back Calder Cup Championships with Hershey. In 2012-13, Aucoin appeared in a career high 41 games with the New York Islanders, recording six goals and six assists, and adding three assists in six playoff games. After a brief stint with the Blues the following year, Aucoin opted to leave the NHL and pursue his career overseas.

Keith Aucoin (Ross Bonander / THW)
Keith Aucoin (Ross Bonander / THW)

Aucoin signed with HC Ambrì-Piotta of the Swiss National League, putting up 31 points in 41 games, and finished second on the team in playoff scoring with nine points in 12 games. The final three years of his professional hockey career took place in Germany’s Deutsch Hockey League (DEL), playing for EHC München. Aucoin and the team won the DEL Championship in all three seasons, and he was named DEL Player and Forward of the Year, leading the league in assists in points in his final season.

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Staff History

  • Boston Jr. Rangers, EHL (Assistant Coach) 2018-2021
  • Boston Jr. Rangers, EHLP (Head Coach) 2018-2021
  • Worcester Jr. Railers, EHL (Assistant Coach) 2021-current


  • 2x NCAA III ECAC East 1st All-Conference Team (2000, 2001)
  • 2x NCAA III ECAC East Player of the Year (2000, 2001)
  • 6x AHL All-Star Game (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012)
  • 2x AHL Player of the Week (Mar. 5, 2006, Oct. 12, 2009, Dec. 4, 2012)
  • 3x AHL Second All-Star Team (2006, 2007, 2011)
  • 3x AHL First All-Star Team (2009, 2010, 2012)
  • 2x AHL Calder Cup Champion (2009, 2010)
  • 3x AHL Player of the Month (October 2009, January 2010, October 2011)
  • 2x AHL Most Assists (2009, 2010)
  • AHL Most Points (John B. Sollenberger Trophy) (2010)
  • AHL Most Valuable Player (Les Cunningham Award) (2010)
  • 3x DEL Champion (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • DEL Forward of the Year (2018)
  • DEL Most Assists (2018)
  • DEL Most Points (2018)
  • DEL Player of the Year (2018)