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Thank You and Good Luck, Keith Aucoin

Posted July 21, 2012

He's a Bear, he's a Cap, he's a bear, he's a Cap, he's a Leap daddy! (Photo by M. Richter)

AHL scoring machine, two-time Calder Cup champion, and sometimes Cap Keith Aucoin signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, ending four years with the Caps/Bears organizations. The 33-year-old forward, who is listed as 5’9 and 187 pounds, had 6 goals and 16 assists in 49 regular season games for the Capitals.

While Aucoin played down the stretch for the Caps this past season, his greatest scoring outburst came during a 9-game stint in 2009 when he had 5 points and earned the Hard Hat after a victory.

This past season, he played in the playoffs, had a leap baby named Brayden, and finally got his own bobblehead (and you haven’t made it as a professional athlete until you get that, according to Mike Knuble.)

In Toronto, Aucoin will likely be a starter for the Toronto Marlies, the Leafs’ AHL affiliate.

Aucoin took to twitter:


Keith Aucoin, in Bobblehead form (Photo Credit: M. Richter)

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