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Keith McCambridge
Born February 1 1974 (1974-02-01) (age 42),
Thompson, MB, CAN
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Saint John Flames
Las Vegas Thunder
Long Beach Ice Dogs
Providence Bruins
Manitoba Moose
Houston Aeros
Cleveland Barons
Alaska Aces
NHL Draft 201st overall, 1994
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1995–2006

</div></div> Keith McCambridge (born February 1, 1974) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He is the head coach of the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

McCambridge was born in Thompson, Manitoba, but grew up in Selkirk. He joined the Selkirk Steelers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League as a 16-year old, playing one season before moving on to the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League, where he spent most of his major junior career. During his final season of junior hockey, McCambridge was traded to the Kamloops Blazers, joining them on their 1995 Memorial Cup championship run.[1][2]

McCambridge was drafted in the eighth round, 201st overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. After junior, he spent three seasons with the Saint John Flames, Calgary's AHL affiliate, from 1995 to 1998. He later went on to play for several teams in both the American and the International Hockey Leagues, including the Las Vegas Thunder, Providence Bruins, Long Beach Ice Dogs, and Cleveland Barons. Known for his tough, bruising style of play, McCambridge recorded 42 points and 1333 penalty minutes in 461 regular season games, AHL and IHL combined. He also played in 40 playoff games.[1]

In 2003, McCambridge signed as a player-coach with the Alaska Aces of the ECHL. He spent three seasons with the Aces and was a part of the their 2006 Kelly Cup championship team. McCambridge retired as a player following the Aces' championship season.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring a player, McCambridge became a full-time assistant coach for Aces in 2006. He was promoted to head coach a year later. The Aces enjoyed two successful seasons under McCambridge's guidance, advancing to the finals in 2008-2009.[2]

In 2009, McCambridge joined the Manitoba Moose as an assistant coach, working under head coaches Scott Arniel and Claude Noël. He joined the team when it relocated to St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador in 2011 and became the St. John's IceCaps. The IceCap's new parent club, the Winnipeg Jets, then selected McCambridge as the IceCaps' new head coach to replace Noel, who had been under contract to the team's former parent club, the Vancouver Canucks.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Passion drives IceCaps coach", Winnipeg Sun, October 6, 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "McCambridge a Moose coach",, July 27, 2009. 
  3. "Moose assistant coach Keith McCambridge promoted to head coach of Jets farm team",, July 14, 2011. 

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Preceded by
Claude Noel
(Manitoba Moose)
Head coach of the St. John's IceCaps

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