2015 Ice Hockey Classic Captains & Coaches
Keith Primeau A 15-year NHL veteran, Keith played with the Red Wings, Whalers, Hurricanes and Captain for the Philadelphia Flyers. He suffered four documented concussions during playing career. Primeau played on Canada’s Olympic Team at the 1998 Nagano Games.
During his 2003-04 season, Primeau was instrumental in leading the Flyers to the Eastern Conference Final, while reaching the 900-game and the 600-point plateau. Keith is now an American citizen and has become one of the top minor league coaches in the United States. Keith proudly announced retirement on September 14, 2006 as a result of ongoing post-concussion syndrome On May 5, 2000, Primeau scored the game-winning goal in the longest game in modern NHL playoff history (five overtime periods for a total of 152 minutes and one second) against Ron Tugnutt of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.