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Keppen agrees to terms with Mariners

Wednesday, August 23rd
Action photo of Ethan Keppen

PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Mariners announced the signing of Ethan Keppen for the 2023-24 season. A fourth-round selection of the Vancouver Canucks in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Keppen has played over 50 career games in the American Hockey League.

Keppen, 22, spent last season with the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers, marking his first full campaign in professional hockey. He skated in 36 games, scoring six points (4g-2a) and racking up 43 penalty minutes.

The Whitby, Ontario native joined the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League in 2017 to begin his junior career. After spending three total seasons with Flint, he made his professional debut in 2020-21 with the AHL's Utica Comets.

In 2021-22, Keppen remained with Vancouver’s AHL club, which had switched to the Abbotsford Canucks. He appeared in 11 games for Abbotsford before returning to Flint for his final season of junior hockey. He posted 40 points (23g-17a) in 42 games with the Firebirds and added 12 points (7g-5a) in 19 postseason games.

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