A bulky, agile netminder . . . Vying for the starting job and will contest for playing time in the between the posts . . . Has proven to be a capable backstop at times but needs to perform with greater consistency . . . Technically-solid . . . Athletic for his size . . . Plays the angles well . . . Ranked third on Ferris’ career leaders list in goals-against average, fourth in both save percentage and shutouts, eighth in minutes, tied for ninth in games played, and 11th in total saves.
Placed eighth among FSU’s single-season bests in goals-against average and 12th in minutes played . . . Selected CCHA Goaltender of the Week (11/27) after making 24 stops to earn lone shutout victory in 4-0 decision over Western Michigan (11/21) and earned the game’s first star . . . Registered 25 or more saves in 10 outings . . . Posted a season-best 35 saves in 4-2 win vs. Ohio State (2/2) . . . Turned aside 34 shots at Michigan (11/17) and had 33 saves in CCHA Tourney First-Round series’ opener at Lake Superior State (3/2) . . . Notched 30 saves at Miami (12/1).
FSU’s Rookie of the Year . . . His 14 victories for the season tied for the sixth most single-season wins in Ferris’ history while his 828 saves represented the sixth highest output . . . FSU’s Perani Cup winner . . . Achieved CCHA Rookie of the Week (10/24) honors after posting a .900 save percentage and a 2.31 goals-against average in a pair of league overtime ties at Lake Superior State (10/21-22) . . . Earned CCHA Goaltender of the Week (11/14) plaudits as a result of going 2-0-1 with a 1.62 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage in action vs. Michigan State (11/8) and a two-game series vs. Western Michigan (11/11-12) . . . Compiled at least 30 single-game saves 10 times, including 44 vs. Ohio State (3/4) in series-clinching CCHA Tourney win . . . Earned shutout victories vs. Western Michigan (11/11) and Ohio State (3/3) with 32 and 30 saves, respectively . . . Posted first college win vs. Army (10/15) in the third-place game of the Mutual of Omaha Maverick Stampede Tournament . . . Selected eighth among the nation’s top incoming rookie goaltenders by Inside College Hockey.
Played for the Nepean (Ontario) Raiders of the Central Junior ‘A’ Hockey League (CJHL) in the latter part of 2003-04 and helped team to the Eastern Canadian Fred Page Cup Championship . . . MVP of the RBC Royal Bank Cup semifinal game in the Tier II Canadian Junior National Championship Tourney . . . Competed for the Hawkesbury (Ontario) Hawks under coach Eric Veilleux in 16 2004-05 outings in helping the Hawks to a league title . . . Registered a combined 25-19-1 record with a 2.57 goals against average and a .905 saves percentage in stints with Gloucester and Nepean . . . CHJL’s career shutouts (nine) record holder . . . Attained 2003-04 first-team CJHL All-Star and league MVP kudos for the Gloucester (Ontario) Rangers with a 29-16-5 mark and a league-best .917 save percentage in 53 appearances . . . Set a league single-season record with six shutouts in 2003-04 . . . A 2003 graduate of Almonte District High School.
Son of Larry and Mary O’Keefe . . . Born 3/29/84 in Almonte, Ontario . . . Father is a public works manager while his mother is employed as an editor with the federal government . . . Has an older sister . . . Catches: Left . . . FSU Letters: Two . . . Criminal justice major.