A few days ago, we posted about London Knight’s alumnus, Danny Bois. Danny’s 913 regular season penalty minutes were by far a London Knights career standard. Adam Keefe, a former Sudbury Wolve and Kitchener Ranger, tops Bois with 975 career Ontario Hockey League regular season penalty minutes.
Adam Keefe played in the Ontario Hockey League for one more season than Danny Bois at five. He played from 2000-01 to 2004-05, beginning with the Sudbury Wolves and switching over to the Kitchener Rangers during the 2001-02 season. In his third season, he was a part of the Kitchener team that won the Hamilton Spectator as the regular season leader in the Ontario Hockey League, the Robertson Cup as Ontario Hockey League playoff champion as well as the being the recipient of the Memorial Cup.
Adam enters the 2010-11 season as a returning member of the Toledo Walleye of the East Coast Hockey League. This past season, Keefe appeared in just 24 regular season games for Toledo due to injury. He played four playoff games for the Walleye and had four goals, mostly from a hat-trick against Charlotte.
Keefe started his professional career in Toledo after graduating from the Ontario Hockey League. In 2005-06, he split his season between the Toledo Storm of the ECHL and the Manitoba Moose of the AHL. Adam has since played for the Victoria Salmon Kings of the ECHL, the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL and the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL before returning to Northern Ohio.
Older brother Sheldon was an Ontario Hockey League scoring machine with Toronto St. Michael’s Majors and the Barrie Colts. He was a second round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning but saw only 125 games in the National Hockey League and dropped away from professional hockey after the 2004-05 season.