Goalie O’Keefe Returns to Wranglers

Wranglers goaltender Mitch O’Keefe blocks a shot from the Utah Grizzlies
The Las Vegas Wranglers
announced today that goaltender Mitch O’Keefe has agreed to terms with the team and will be returning to Las Vegas for the 2012-13 season (Photo credit: Greg McFalls)

Mitch O’Keefe
Mitch O’Keefe

O’Keefe, 28, led the Wranglers to a 5-0 start in the 2012 Kelly Cup playoffs, including a three-game sweep of the Utah Grizzlies in the first round. The 6’2’’, 210-pound goalie finished the 2011-12 season, his first with Las Vegas, with a 10-9-2 regular-season record (5-1-0 in playoff games), 2.74 goals-against average and 0.903 save percentage.

“Mitch was a huge reason why we advanced in the Kelly Cup playoffs,” said Wranglers Head Coach and General Manager Ryan Mougenel. “He’s an amazing teammate and I’m very excited to see Mitch stay healthy and continue the success he had last year.”

The Almont, Ontario native graduated from Ferris State University in 2008 after being named Rookie of the Year in 2005-06. Before coming to Las Vegas, O’Keefe appeared in net for the ECHL’s Elmira Jackals (2008-09) and Grizzlies (2009-10), and spent the 2010-11 season overseas with HK Jesenice of the Austrian Hockey League. Stats from his previous seasons can be found here.

Celebrating 10 seasons of Wranglers hockey this year, 2012-13 ticket plans are on sale now. Packages start at $93 and can be customized for five, 12 or 22-game plans. Full season tickets come with benefits including buddy passes, exclusive events, a team shop discount and more. Take advantage of the best deals by calling the Wranglers front office at (702) 471-PUCK. The Wranglers play all 36 regular season home games at Orleans Arena, located next to the Orleans Hotel and Casino at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave.

For more info, visit: www.lasvegaswranglers.com