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47: Adam Keefe

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Adam Keefe
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Playing position
Right Wing


The Captain and Heartbeat of the Belfast Giants, Adam Keefe is probably one of the most recognisable names, numbers and playing styles in the Elite Ice Hockey League.

The 31 year old Right winger from Brampton, Ontario in Canada is entering his 6th season as a Giant and his 5th with the letter C on his jersey. With a storied career in the AHL, including time in the Detroit Red Wings system with Grand Rapids, Keefe was tempted over the Irish Sea in 2011 by Doug Christiansen and immediately given the A on his chest, his new coach recognising Adam’s ability to lead from the front and his influence in the locker room. That very season he was to win the first of his of two EIHL League Championships to date, the second coming in 2014 when he raised the trophy above his head as captain.

Keefe’s hardnosed, gritty, physical style of play has gained much respect both around the league and in Belfast where he has become the first real franchise player. His older brother, Sheldon, is now head coach of Toronto Maple Leafs affiliate, the Marlies and this season Adam himself has taken another step toward his future within the game by becoming an assistant coach to Derrick Walser.

A tireless workhorse for the Belfast Giants both on the ice and in the community, Keefe’s attributes as a captain extend far beyond the walls of the SSE Arena, and make him one of the most valuable assets in the Elite Ice Hockey League.

Playing History

2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS42101
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL 43145156
2016-2017Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP1215000
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL 521474812
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS22000
2015-2016Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP1223224
2014-2015Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP1031055
2014-2015Belfast GiantsContinental Cup CUP614224
2014-2015Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS42325
2014-2015Belfast GiantsEIHL 50126101828
2013-2014Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP1148325
2013-2014Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS30000
2013-2014Belfast GiantsEIHL 47164121022
2012-2013Belfast GiantsEIHL 52233111122
2012-2013Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP1219022
2012-2013Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS46011
2011-2012Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP1228224
2011-2012Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS217000
2011-2012Belfast GiantsEIHL 52220131831
2010-2011Toledo WalleyeECHL 31136246
2010-2011Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL 4097336
2009-2010Toledo WalleyeECHL PLAYOFFS419404
2009-2010Toledo WalleyeECHL 24107246
2008-2009San Antonio RampageAHL 41185213
2007-2008Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL 32124101
2007-2008San Antonio RampageAHL PLAYOFFS10000
2007-2008San Antonio RampageAHL 34121101
2006-2007Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL 1697033
2006-2007Manitoba MooseAHL 2291224
2006-2007Victoria Salmon KingsECHL 827000
2005-2006Toledo StormECHL 28174111021
2005-2006Manitoba MooseAHL 31158325
2005-2006Toledo StormECHL PLAYOFFS1150202
2004-2005Kitchener RangersOHL PLAYOFFS1444347
2004-2005Kitchener RangersOHL 67286163046
2003-2004Kitchener RangersOHL 67205182038
2003-2004Kitchener RangersOHL PLAYOFFS512134
2002-2003Kitchener RangersOHL PLAYOFFS2119011
2002-2003Kitchener RangersOHL 451688816
2002-2003Kitchener RangersM-Cup CUP40000
2001-2002Sudbury WolvesOHL 1646123
2001-2002Kitchener RangersOHL 49208022
2001-2002Kitchener RangersOHL PLAYOFFS314000
2000-2001Sudbury WolvesOHL PLAYOFFS82000
2000-2001Sudbury WolvesOHL 506241014