Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Larry Keenan
Left-winger Larry Keenan was useful role player who could check and set up his linemates for scoring chances. He was not terribly gifted but got by on determination and commitment to team play.

The native of North Bay, Ontario put up fine numbers in the OHA with the St. Michael's Majors. He was called up for a pair of games with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1961-62 before spending six years in the AHL and WHL. When the league expansion in 1967 made journeymen a desirable commodity, Keenan found himself back in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues. He formed a hard-working forward line with Terry Crisp and Jim Roberts.

Early in the 1970-71 season his defensive ability and character was sought by the expansion Buffalo Sabres. The team added more talent the next year and traded Keenan to Philadelphia where he competed in his last 14 NHL games. He was sent down to the AHL's Richmond Robins where his production came close to a point per game under coach, Johnny Wilson. However, he began to feel the toll of numerous injuries and was forced to retire after the 1973-74 season.

Later he watched his son Corey play with the Kitchener Rangers and make the Memorial Cup all-star team in 1990. Keenan also stayed in touch with the game by coaching a local midget team.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1957-58 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B
1957-58 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 3 0 1 1 2
1958-59 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 48 17 12 29 24 15 5 4 9 0
1959-60 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 48 21 20 41 34 10 8 10 18 0
1960-61 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 48 31 38 69 41 20 24 13 37 8
1960-61 St. Michael's Majors M-Cup 9 7 6 13 4
1961-62 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1961-62 Rochester Americans AHL 57 11 19 30 12 2 0 0 0 0
1962-63 Rochester Americans AHL 64 11 28 39 24 2 0 1 1 0
1963-64 Denver Invaders WHL 66 25 30 55 22 6 2 2 4 4
1964-65 Victoria Maple Leafs WHL 67 35 20 55 27 12 5 2 7 8
1965-66 Victoria Maple Leafs WHL 36 8 18 26 6 14 2 4 6 2
1966-67 Victoria Maple Leafs WHL 17 4 10 14 6
1967-68 St. Louis Blues NHL 40 12 8 20 4 -7 18 4 5 9 4
1968-69 St. Louis Blues NHL 46 5 9 14 6 +19 12 4 5 9 8
1968-69 Kansas City Blues CHL 7 3 1 4 0
1969-70 St. Louis Blues NHL 56 10 23 33 8 -8 16 7 6 13 0
1969-70 Kansas City Blues CHL 6 6 2 8 0
1970-71 St. Louis Blues NHL 10 1 3 4 0 +3
1970-71 Buffalo Sabres NHL 51 7 20 27 6 -10
1971-72 Buffalo Sabres NHL 14 2 0 2 2 -3
1971-72 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 14 1 1 2 2 -4
1971-72 Richmond Robins AHL 23 3 6 9 0
1972-73 Richmond Robins AHL 35 15 18 33 8 3 1 0 1 0
1973-74 Richmond Robins AHL 68 22 37 59 28 5 1 0 1 0
NHL Totals 233 38 64 102 28 46 15 16 31 12


Missed majority of 1966-67 due to ankle injury vs. San Francisco (WHL), December 3, 1966. Claimed by St. Louis from Toronto in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Buffalo by St. Louis with Jean-Guy Talbot for Bob Baun, November 4, 1970. Traded to Philadelphia by Buffalo for Larry Mickey, November 16, 1971.
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