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Bulletin: Senators Sign Goaltender Mitchell O'Keefe To A One-year Contract
Jul 11, 2008, 12:54 PM EDT
OTTAWA – Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today the signing of goaltender Mitchell O’Keefe to a one-year, entry-level contract.

O’Keefe, 24, played last season with the Ferris State Bulldogs (Michigan) of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. In 24 games (22 starts), he posted a 10-8-5 record with a 2.28 goals-against average and .902 save percentage. For his efforts, O’Keefe was named Ferris State’s most valuable player for 2007-08.

He went on to finish the season with the American Hockey League’s Iowa Stars, posting a 0-1-0 record, 2.35 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage in two games.

The Almonte, Ont., native, who was named Ferris State’s rookie of the year in 2005-06, completed his college career ranking second among FSU all-time leaders in goals-against average (2.68), tied for second in shutouts (six), third in save percentage (.903), fifth in both victories (31) and minutes played (5,073); tied for fifth in games played (86), sixth in total saves (2,104) and eighth in winning percentage (.453).

MITCHELL O’KEEFE
, Goaltender - Catches left - 6'2”, 218 lbs.
Born: March 29, 1984 (Almonte, Ont. )
Drafted: Not drafted

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Statistics:
2007-2008 Regular Season
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Spezza 76 34 58 26 92
D. Alfredsson 70 40 49 15 89
D. Heatley 71 41 41 33 82
C. Stillman 79 24 41 -15 65
A. Vermette 81 24 29 3 53
M. Fisher 79 23 24 -10 47
W. Redden 80 6 32 11 38
A. Meszaros 82 9 27 5 36
C. Kelly 75 11 19 3 30
R. Robitaille 68 10 19 4 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Gerber 30 18 4 .910 2.72
R. Emery 12 13 4 .890 3.13
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