Firebirds’ Keppen signs AHL contract with Abbotsford


Abbotsford, B.C. – Abbotsford Canucks General Manager Ryan Johnson announced today that the club has signed forward Ethan Keppen to a one-year AHL contract. 

Keppen, 20, played seven games with the Utica Comets during the 2020-21 season, collecting one point (0-1-1) and two penalty minutes. He registered two shots in his professional debut on April 16 at Providence. 

The 6’2, 212-pound forward previously spent three seasons with the Flint Firebirds of the OHL, recording 106 points (56-50-106) and 145 penalty minutes in 175 games played. He served as an assistant captain during his final season with the Firebirds in 2019-20. 

A native of Whitby, Ontario, Keppen skated in six games for Team Canada White at the 2018 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, contributing one goal and adding three assists.  

Keppen was originally drafted by Vancouver in the fourth round, 122nd overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

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