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Firebirds’ Keppen signs AHL contract with Abbotsford

Ontario Hockey League

 

Abbotsford, B.C. – Abbotsford Canucks General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the club has signed forward Ethan Keppen to a one-year AHL contract. 

Keppen, 20, played seven games with the Utica Comets during the 2020-21 season, collecting one point (0-1-1) and two penalty minutes. He registered two shots in his professional debut on April 16 at Providence. 

The 6’2, 212-pound forward previously spent three seasons with the Flint Firebirds of the OHL, recording 106 points (56-50-106) and 145 penalty minutes in 175 games played. He served as an assistant captain during his final season with the Firebirds in 2019-20. 

A native of Whitby, Ontario, Keppen skated in six games for Team Canada White at the 2018 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, contributing one goal and adding three assists.  

Keppen was originally drafted by Vancouver in the fourth round, 122nd overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

For more information visit abbotsford.canucks.com

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