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Position Goalie
Catches Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
186 lb (85 kg)
Teams Charlotte Checkers
Binghamton Senators
Junost Minsk
China Sharks
Vienna Capitals
Hockey Club Pustertal-Val Pusteria
Born June 10 1983 (1983-06-10) (age 26),
Prince Albert, SK, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2004 – 2008

Kelly Guard (born June 10, 1983 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender who last played in Italy for Hockey Club Pustertal-Val Pusteria. He is most notable for back stopping the Kelowna Rockets to the Memorial Cup in 2004.

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Draft

He was never drafted, but signed his first pro contract with the Senators in 2004.

Playing career

Guard played his junior hockey for the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL. He led the team to the WHL Championship in 2003 and a berth in the 2003 Memorial Cup in Quebec City where they lost 2-1 to the Hull Olympiques in the semi-final. Kelowna was the host city for the 2004 Memorial Cup. Guard's stellar play led them to the franchise's first ever Memorial Cup Championship. They defeated the Gatineau Olympiques 2-1 in the final.

He played both the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons for Ottawa's AHL club the Binghamton Senators. On November 22, 2007 he registered an entry form and was accepted into the ALH (Asia League Ice Hockey) and signed with the China Sharks. He also played for Junost Minsk, Vienna Capitals and Hockey Club Pustertal-Val Pusteria. In November of 2008, Kelly announced his retirement from professional hockey after sustaining an injury in a match

Career statistics

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Regular season

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
2002–03 Kelowna Rockets WHL 53 39 10 3 3018 97 6 1.93
2003–04 Kelowna Rockets WHL 62 44 14 4 3652 95 13 1.56
2004–05 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 26 12 11 2 1453 74 0 3.06
2005–06 Binghamton Senators AHL 51 25 19 1 2709 139 5 3.08
2006–07 Binghamton Senators AHL 42 11 24 3 2330 127 2 3.42
2007–08 China Sharks AL 2 1 1 0 120 6 0 3.00
WHL totals 115 83 24 7 6670 192 19 1.73
AHL totals 93 36 43 4 5039 266 7 3.17

Playoffs

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA
2002–03 Kelowna Rockets WHL 19 16 3 1233 36 4 1.75
2003–04 Kelowna Rockets WHL 17 11 6 1042 31 1 1.78
2004–05 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 2 0 0 40 1 0 1.50
WHL totals 36 27 9 2275 67 5 1.77

Awards

External links

  • Kelly Guard's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Kelly Guard biography at hockeygoalies.org
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