Mike Keenan Rangers Analyst, Co-Host of "Behind the Bench"

Mike Keenan, coach of the 1994 Stanley Cup Champion New York Rangers, joined MSG’s Rangers telecast team in 2009 as an analyst, contributing to pregame, intermission and postgame reports, as well as MSG’s weekly comprehensive hockey show “HOCKEY NIGHT LIVE.” He is also the co-host of the MSG original program “Behind the Bench”.

Keenan has coached eight teams in the NHL, most recently the Calgary Flames in the 2008-09 season. In addition to the Rangers and the Flames he coached the Flyers, Blackhawks, Blues, Canucks, Bruins and Panthers and amassed 672 regular season wins and 96 playoff wins, good for 5th and 4th all-time, respectively. Four of Keenan’s teams played in the Stanley Cup Finals: Philadelphia (1984 & 1987), Chicago (1992), and the Rangers, who won the Cup in 1994.

From 1969 to 1972, Keenan played college hockey for St. Lawrence University and finished his final year at the University of Toronto. He then went on to play a season with the Roanoke-Valley Rebels, a minor league hockey franchise in the ECHL.

His first coaching job was at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario, where he coached the varsity hockey team. In 1977 he became the coach of the Oshawa Legionaires of the Metro Junior B Hockey League and led them to back-to-back championships in 1979 and 1980. The following year he began his junior coaching career with the Peterborough Petes before moving on to the Rochester Americans, which he guided to the American Hockey League championship in 1983. After returning to the University of Toronto to lead it to the CIAU title, he landed his first high-profile job with the Philadelphia Flyers in 1984. In 1993, he took the job as New York Rangers head coach.