Keith Primeau

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    6'5" / 196 cm
  • Weight
    220 lbs / 100 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Primeau was a huge two-way center with terrific shutdown ability. He played a gritty, aggressive style of hockey, but could also put the puck in the net and set up linemates.
Unfortunately, his career was cut short due to post-concussion syndrome.
- Erik K. Piri, EP

Sons: Cayden Primeau, Chayse Primeau, Corey Primeau
Brother: Wayne Primeau
Brother-in-law: Derrick Smith
Nephews: Dalton Smith & Mason Primeau

Team Staff profile of Keith Primeau also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1986-87 Whitby Flyers Midget 65 69 80 149 116 |
1987-88 Hamilton Kilty B's GHL 19 19 17 36 16 |
Hamilton Steelhawks OHL 47 6 6 12 69 | Playoffs 11 0 2 2 2
1988-89 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 48 20 35 55 56 | Playoffs 17 9 6 15 12
1989-90 Niagara Falls Thunder OHL 65 57 70 127 97 | Playoffs 16 16 17 33 49
1990-91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 58 3 12 15 106 -12 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2 25 3
Adirondack Red Wings AHL 6 3 5 8 8 |
1991-92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 35 6 10 16 83 9 | Playoffs 11 0 0 0 14 -1
Adirondack Red Wings AHL 42 21 24 45 89 11 | Playoffs 9 1 7 8 27 1
1992-93 Detroit Red Wings NHL 73 15 17 32 152 -6 | Playoffs 7 0 2 2 26 1
1993-94 Detroit Red Wings NHL 78 31 42 73 173 34 | Playoffs 7 0 2 2 6 0
1994-95 Detroit Red Wings NHL 45 15 27 42 99 17 | Playoffs 17 4 5 9 45 -2
1995-96 Detroit Red Wings NHL 74 27 25 52 168 19 | Playoffs 17 1 4 5 28 -1
Canada WCup 5 0 0 0 21 |
1996-97 Hartford Whalers NHL 75 26 25 51 161 -3 |
Canada WC 11 3 3 6 14 |
1997-98 Carolina Hurricanes “A” NHL 81 26 37 63 110 19 |
Canada OG 6 2 1 3 4 |
Canada “C” WC 6 3 1 4 4 |
1998-99 Carolina Hurricanes “C” NHL 78 30 32 62 75 8 | Playoffs 6 0 3 3 6 -3
1999-00 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 23 7 10 17 31 10 | Playoffs 18 2 11 13 13 -4
2000-01 Philadelphia Flyers “A” NHL 71 34 39 73 76 17 | Playoffs 4 0 3 3 8 -3
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers “C” NHL 75 19 29 48 128 -3 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 6 -3
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers “C” NHL 80 19 27 46 93 4 | Playoffs 13 1 1 2 14 -2
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers “C” NHL 54 7 15 22 80 11 | Playoffs 18 9 7 16 22 11
2004-05 Did not play |
2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers “C” NHL 9 1 6 7 6 0 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2009-10 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL Dir. of Player Development
2010-11 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL Dir. of Player Development
2011-12 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL Dir. of Player Development
2012-13 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL Dir. of Player Development
Team Comcast Bantam Major AAA Midget Head Coach
2014-15 Philadelphia Revolution EHL Dir. of Player Development
Bishop Eustace Prep USHS-NJ Asst. Coach
2015-16 Philadelphia Revolution EHL Head Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 48 24 29 53 1.10 97 11 | 9 1 7 8 0.89 27 1
GHL 19 19 17 36 1.89 16 0 |
Midget 65 69 80 149 2.29 116 0 |
NHL 909 266 353 619 0.68 1541 124 | 128 18 39 57 0.45 213 -4
OG 6 2 1 3 0.50 4 0 |
OHL 160 83 111 194 1.21 222 0 | 44 25 25 50 1.14 63 0
WC 17 6 4 10 0.59 18 0 |
WCup 5 0 0 0 0.00 21 0 |
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1987, 4 #51 overall by Hamilton Steelhawks in the OHL Priority Selection

Cult/Star player for Adirondack Red Wings

Cult/Star player for Philadelphia Flyers

Cult/Star player for Whitby Flyers

Career transactions
- 2006-09-16 • Announced his retirement
- 2000-01-23 • Traded to the Philadelphia Flyers with a 2000 5th rounder (traded to NYI: Kristofer Ottosson) for Rod Brind'Amour, Jean-Marc Pelletier & a 2000 2nd rounder (Agris Saviels)
- 1997-06-25 • Rights transferred to the Carolina Hurricanes after the Hartford Whalers franchise relocated
- 1996-10-09 • Traded to the Hartford Whalers with Paul Coffey & a 1997 1st round pick (Nikos Tselios) for Bbrendan Shanahan & Brian Glynn
- 1990-06-16 • Selected 3rd overall in the NHL Entry Draft by the Detroit Red Wings

On May 10, 2000, Keith Primeau ended longest game in modern NHL playoff history with his goal at 92:01 of overtime.