Matt Keetley
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Matt Keetley

Hometown:

Medicine Hat Alberta

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1986-04-27

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2004

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

5th round (158th overall), 2005

Weight:

215 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History
2004-05: The Medicine Hat Tiger had an impressive rookie season between the pipes for his hometown club. In 32 games, while stepping in for the inconsistent Kevin Nastiuk, Keetley posted a record of 21-5-3, a .933 Save% with the WHL’s best GAA, an astounding 1.66. 

2005-06: In his second WHL season with the Tigers he appeared in 62 games and won a league high 42 of them. He would end the year with a .919 Save% and a 2.09 GAA with the WHL’s regular season champs.

2006-07: In his final season with the Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL), Keetley went 42-11-1, his most impressive total to date. He also put up a 2.19 GAA and a .913 save percentage. Just like the last two seasons, the net-minder blanked his opponents six times.

2007-08: This marked Keetley’s first season of professional hockey, which he spent with the Quad City Flames (AHL). He posted a 10-8-3 record with a 2.33 GAA and a .912 save percentage. He also got his first look at the NHL, appearing in one game with the Calgary Flames.

2008-09: The QC Flames (AHL) net-minder got a lot more ice-time this season. He posted an 8-18-4 record with a 2.85 goals against average and a .892 save percentage. He also posted a pair of shutouts with the Flames’ affiliate and saw a brief, seven game stint with the Las Vegas Wrangles, where he put up similar numbers.
Talent Analysis
Keetley takes up a lot of room in the net and has very good agility for a 6’2 215 lb netminder. Being a south paw creates a different approach from opposing shooters, especially on breakaways or shootouts. 
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