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'''Donald Robert James Keenan''' (August 8, 1938 — November 29, 2005) was a Canadian professional [[ice hockey]] [[goaltender]] who played in one [[National Hockey League]] game for the [[Boston Bruins]] during the [[1958–59 NHL season]].
 
'''Donald Robert James Keenan''' (August 8, 1938 — November 29, 2005) was a Canadian professional [[ice hockey]] [[goaltender]] who played in one [[National Hockey League]] game for the [[Boston Bruins]] during the [[1958–59 NHL season]].
   
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Boston's [[Don Simmons]] was lost for the remainder of the season and playoffs in the February 28, 1959 game versus Chicago. [[Harry Lumley]] stepped in and played brilliantly, going 7-1-1, including a six game winning streak. Lumley suddenly took ill before the March 7, 1959 game in Toronto. With no backup, the Leafs house goalie, Don Keenan, goalie for [[St. Michael's College]], played the only NHL game of his career in a 4-1 loss, though the Leafs did fire 41 shots at him.
He was working with the [[St. Michael's Majors]] team in Toronto when he got the call to replace [[Harry Lumley]] in the Boston nets. At that time NHL teams were not carrying a second goaltender.
 
   
==See also==
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==Gallery==
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<gallery captionalign="center">
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File:Keenan_save-7May1959.gif|Don Keenan makes one of 37 saves, March 7, 1959.
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7Mar1959-Keenan_Boivin_Stasiuk_Morrison_Stewart.jpg|Don Keenan in his only NHL game, March 7, 1959.
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==See Also==
 
*[[List of players who played only one game in the NHL]]
 
*[[List of players who played only one game in the NHL]]
   
==External links==
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==External Links==
 
*{{hockeydb|11145|Don Keenan}}
 
*{{hockeydb|11145|Don Keenan}}
*{{legendsofhockey|18578|Don Keenan}}
 
 
*{{nhlprofile|8450008|Don Keenan}}
 
*{{nhlprofile|8450008|Don Keenan}}
   
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[[Category:Boston Bruins players]]
 
[[Category:Boston Bruins players]]
 
[[Category:Canadian ice hockey players]]
 
[[Category:Canadian ice hockey players]]
[[Category:Toronto Varsity Blues ice hockey players]]
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[[Category:Toronto Varsity Blues players]]
 
[[Category:St. Francis Xavier X-Men players]]
 
[[Category:St. Francis Xavier X-Men players]]
 
[[Category:St. Michael's Majors alumni]]
 
[[Category:St. Michael's Majors alumni]]

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Don Keenan
Donkeenan.jpg
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (0 m)
170 lb (77 kg)
Teams Boston Bruins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born August 8, 1938(1938-08-08),
Toronto, ON, CAN
Died November 29 2005 (aged 67),
Pro Career 1958 – 1960

Donald Robert James Keenan (August 8, 1938 — November 29, 2005) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played in one National Hockey League game for the Boston Bruins during the 1958–59 NHL season.

Boston's Don Simmons was lost for the remainder of the season and playoffs in the February 28, 1959 game versus Chicago. Harry Lumley stepped in and played brilliantly, going 7-1-1, including a six game winning streak. Lumley suddenly took ill before the March 7, 1959 game in Toronto. With no backup, the Leafs house goalie, Don Keenan, goalie for St. Michael's College, played the only NHL game of his career in a 4-1 loss, though the Leafs did fire 41 shots at him.

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