|Born||April 4, 1975 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)|
|Played for||New Jersey Devils|
New York Rangers
Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||41st overall, 1993|
Kevin Weekes (born on April 4, 1975) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who has played for the Florida Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders and Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
He is currently a colour commentator on Hockey Night in Canada and a studio analyst for NHL on the Fly.
Kevin's career began with the Owen Sound Platers of the Ontario Hockey League. He also had a brief stint with the Ottawa 67's.
The following summer, he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in a trade for Pavel Bure and compiled a 6–15–5 record in 31 appearances over a season and a half before being traded to the New York Islanders halfway through the 1999-00 NHL season.
At the conclusion of that season, Kevin was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning where he played until late in the 2001-02 NHL season when he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes.
He played in a tandem with Arturs Irbe, helping lead the Hurricanes to the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals while recording two shutouts in the playoffs, establishing a Hurricanes team record.
He signed with the New York Rangers as a free agent prior to the 2004-05 NHL lockout, winning his first start with the Rangers on October 5, 2005 in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Kevin's time with the Rangers looked to be promising until an injury kept him out and he lost his number one spot to Henrik Lundqvist. Lundqvist came in to play in place of him and played exceptionally well.
He remained in good spirits upon his healthy return to the team even though he had been bumped to the number two spot and back up to the rookie (Lundqvist).
Kevin became an unrestricted free agent following a less than stellar 2006–07 season.
On July 5, 2007, he signed with the New Jersey Devils to serve as a backup to All-Star Martin Brodeur. In the 2008-09 NHL season, Brodeur suffered an injury which sidelined him for almost the entire season, leaving Kevin and Scott Clemmensen battling for the number one spot.
With the two battling, Kevin would again see himself in the playoffs with the team losing to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 of the quarter finals.
On September 27, 2009, Kevin announced his retirement from playing.
|1990–91||Toronto Red Wings||MTHL||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990–91||St. Michael's Buzzers||MetJHL||1||0||0||0||—||41||1||0||1.46||—|
|1991–92||Toronto Red Wings||MTHL||35||—||—||—||—||1575||68||4||1.94||—|
|1991–92||St. Michael's Buzzers||MetJHL||2||0||1||1||—||127||11||0||5.20||—|
|1992–93||Owen Sound Platers||OHL||29||9||12||5||—||1645||143||0||5.22||—|
|1993–94||Owen Sound Platers||OHL||34||13||19||1||—||1974||158||0||4.80||—|
|1997–98||Fort Wayne Komets||IHL||12||9||2||1||—||719||34||1||2.84||.918|
|1999–2000||New York Islanders||NHL||36||10||20||4||—||2025||115||1||3.41||.902|
|2000–01||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||61||20||33||3||—||3377||177||4||3.14||.898|
|2001–02||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||19||3||9||0||—||829||40||2||2.89||.915|
|2005–06||New York Rangers||NHL||32||14||14||—||3||1850||91||0||2.95||.895|
|2006–07||New York Rangers||NHL||14||4||6||—||2||761||43||0||3.39||.879|
|2007–08||New Jersey Devils||NHL||9||2||2||—||1||343||17||0||2.97||.894|
|2008–09||New Jersey Devils||NHL||16||7||5||—||0||795||32||0||2.42||.920|
|1991–92||St. Michael's Buzzers||MetJHL||4||1||2||214||15||1||4.21||—|
|1992–93||Owen Sound Platers||OHL||1||0||0||26||5||0||11.50||—|
|2005–06||New York Rangers||NHL||1||0||1||60||4||0||4.00||.840|
Kevin's parents emigrated from Barbados to Canada and attended Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute.
The reason that Kevin sometimes wore jersey number 80 was he wanted to wear 00, however, the NHL does not allow a player to wear single or double zero jerseys. He chose the number that most closely resembled 00.
Upon signing with the New Jersey Devils, as a result of former general manager Lou Lamoriello's policy of wearing jerseys 1–40 with exception of marquee players, Kevin was given jersey number 1.
He wore 00 in junior hockey when he played for the Ottawa 67's.