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Kevin Weekes
Kevin Weekes
Number: 1
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 215
Catches: Left
Born: Apr 4, 1975
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by DEVILS, July 5, 2007.
Drafted: FLA / 1993 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (41st overall)
LAST SEASON: Saw 8:07 of relief action April 4 at Philadelphia (1 save)... Replaced M. Brodeur, played 13:47 March 22 at Pittsburgh (6 saves)... Played 2:22 March 21 vs. NY Islanders (1 save)... Took 4-3 loss in last start January 5 at Boston (21 saves)... Picked up 3-2 win November 12 at Pittsburgh (23 saves)... Played 16:32 in previous appearance November 5 vs. Pittsburgh (0 GA, 6 saves)... Made Devils/season debut October 6 in 4-1 win at Florida (32 saves) for first victory since December 12, 2006, and first appearance since January 11, 2007... Was seventh player to see action with all three local teams (J. Bouchard, P. Conacher, M. Dunham, V. Malakhov, S. Nemchinov & J. Vanbiesbrouck).


Saw action in 14 matches over a 41-game stretch with NY Rangers October 14-January 11 during eighth full NHL campaign; total included 12 starts and two relief appearances…Games played total was limited due to injury; missed final 26 regular-season games and playoffs with strained quadricep muscle suffered during February 13 practice session…Made season-high four straight appearances December 16-21; started seasonhigh three consecutive games twice: December 17-21 and November 1-3…Faced season-high 36 shots December 21 at Florida/made season-high 34 saves December 10 in 2-1 decision vs. Florida…Played in lone shootout of campaign/stopped two of three shots faced December 1 in 4-3 loss at Buffalo…Signed free agent contract with New Jersey July 5, 2007; is looking to become seventh player to see action with all three local teams (J. Bouchard, P. Conacher, M. Dunham, V. Malakhov, S. Nemchinov & J. Vanbiesbrouck).

Appeared in 32 games during first season with NY Rangers…Made 21 saves, while earning third career assist April 6 vs. NY Islanders…Named first star in 3- 2 shootout win April 4 vs. Philadelphia (21 saves & 2/3 SO)…Took 5-3 loss in his 300th career game on March 14 at Carolina (28 saves)…Returned to lineup for 5-4 overtime win December 10 at St. Louis (27 saves); missed 4 games due to ankle contusion…Suffered injury November 24 at Atlanta; picked up seventh win of season while playing 42:20 (16 saves)…Posted 3-2 shootout win November 5 vs. New Jersey (23 saves & 3/4 SO)…Recorded first win with NY Rangers in 5-3 decision October 5 at Philadelphia (24 saves)…Faced two penalty shots: November 17 vs. Pittsburgh’s Z. Palffy (save) and December 18 vs. Colorado’s J. Sakic (score)…Made first playoff appearance since 2002; took 4-1 loss April 24 at New Jersey (21 saves)…

2004-05: Did not appear in any games…

Appeared in career-high 66 games during final season with Carolina; established new career highs with 23 wins, franchise-record six shutouts (tie) and career-best 2.33 goals-against average… Established new career-high shutout streak of 183:15 from October 22-30…Became just second netminder (C. Joseph, 1995-96 to ’01-02) in NHL history to improve his goals-against average six consecutive seasons…Allowed penalty shot score November 6 vs. NY Rangers’ J. Hlavac…

Saw action in 51 games during first full season with Carolina…Missed 8 games due to concussion suffered November 29 vs. Detroit…Named game’s first star/earned tenth career shutout in 1-0 decision December 22 vs. Dallas (28 saves)…Posted back-to-back shutouts for first time in NHL career March 6 at Pittsburgh (21 saves)/March 7 vs. Minnesota (22 saves); did not allow a goal during 155:47 stretch overall…Stopped all 23 shots he faced during scoreless tie March 15 vs. Los Angeles…

2001-02: Split campaign between Tampa Bay and Carolina; traded mid-season for second time in three years…Recorded 1-0 shutout in season-debut October 13 at Los Angeles (31 saves); became first netminder in team history to record a shutout in his first game of season…Tied Tampa Bay franchise record with 45 saves in 3-2 loss November 21 at Washington…Appeared in eight post-season contests with Carolina en route to Stanley Cup Finals, including four appearances/two starts in Eastern Conference Quarterfinals vs. New Jersey…Playoff action was his first of NHL career…Completed playoffs ranked second in the NHL with a 1.62 GAA and .939 save percentage…Established franchise records with two post-season shutouts (since tied)/143:55 shutout streak…

2000-01: Played in 61 games during only full season with Tampa Bay; acquired from NY Islanders during 2000 NHL Entry Draft transaction…At 20- 33-3, reached 20-win mark for first time in NHL career…Picked-up his first win with Tampa Bay in 5-2 decision October 15 vs. Atlanta (20 saves)…Made seasonhigh 41 saves in 4-1 loss November 29 at Washington…Appeared in his 100th NHL game December 16 at Los Angeles…Recorded career-high 128:44 shutout streak (since surpassed) March 6- 10…Faced third career PS; allowed second tally March 29 vs. Montreal’s M. Rucinsky…

Split first full NHL campaign between Vancouver and NY Islanders; traded for second time, mid-season for first time…Recorded first NHL victory October 2 in 2-1 decision vs. NY Rangers (32 saves); posted first NHL shutout with 3-0 win October 24 at NY Rangers (19 saves)…Posted season-high five-game winning streak October 23-November 15…Made Islanders’ debut December 23 in 4-2 win vs. NY Rangers (36 saves)…Stopped PS attempt by Buffalo’s M. Satanduring March 4 contest…Made career-high 47 saves in 2-2 OT tie April 1 vs. Chicago…

1998-99: Appeared in 11 matches with Vancouver, and 33 games with Detroit (IHL)…Led International League with 4 ShO and 2.07 GAA…Shared league’s James Norris Memorial Trophy for fewest team goals allowed with A. Trefilov…Made Canucks’ debut in 4-3 loss March 3 vs. San Jose (11 saves)…

1997-98: Appeared in 11 games with Florida; also saw 12 games of action with Fort Wayne (IHL)…Made NHL debut with 20 minute relief-effort October 16 at Dallas (0 GA/5 saves); recorded first decision with 2-2 OT tie October 23 at Ottawa (30 saves)…Allowed goal on first career PS faced January 21 at Anaheim (P. Kariya)…1996- 97: Saw last AHL action of career by appearing in 51 games with Carolina; appeared in 111 matches with Monarchs over two seasons…1995-96: Made pro debut by playing in 60 games with Carolina…

OTHER: Spent three seasons (1992-95) with the Owen Sound Platers and Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League, appearing in 104 career games.

Single…Parents, Vadney and Carl were born in Barbados, West Indies and immigrated to Canada in the 1970’s…Grew up in downtown Toronto, where he idolized Michael Jordan and G. Fuhr…Has the Barbados flag painted on the back of his goalie mask as a tribute to his Bajan heritage… Has hosted the Kevin Weekes Celebrity Golf Classic for the past five years to benefit the Herbert H. Carnegie Future Aces Foundation and the Barbados Kevin Weekes Youth Rally…This year’s event took place July 5-8, 2007…Recorded recent episode of CW’s Everybody Hates Chris with W. O’Ree…Sponsors minor hockey players throughout Canada by purchasing equipment and subsidizing their registration costs…Also involved with various other charities, including Shoot For A Cure and Skillz Hockey, a grassroots hockey initiative that he founded.