Keegan Stevenson commits to Acadia

Axemen announce first recruit for 2021-22 season

Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images

The Acadia Axemen are proud to announce their first recruit for the upcoming 2021-22 USports men’s hockey season, Keegan Stevenson. Keegan is a Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, native who played 4 years in the OHL with the Guelph Storm.

He has been described as the heart and soul, dependable player that every good team needs.

When asked what the Axemen fans can expect from him, Stevenson said, “The fans can expect to see a hard working, two-way forward that can play shutdown defence and create chances in the offensive end. Also, I enjoy participating in many community events and looking forward to meeting the fans.”

The 6’1 forward racked up 87 points in 179 regular season OHL games, with an impressive +29; and in 29 post season games, Stevenson added 8 points. His last two seasons saw the Storm forward come on strong, tallying 19 goals in 55 games in 2018-19 and 21 goals in 63 games in 2019-20.

The 2018-19 season saw Keegan’s Storm win the OHL conference and play in the Memorial Cup in Halifax. The team featured the likes of Nick Suzuki, Mackenzie Entwistle, Nate Schnarr, and Isaac Ratcliffe. Back in 2017-18 he suited up with a familiar face to Axemen fans, former assistant captain and standout defenceman Garrett McFadden.

Earlier this season in February, Stevenson was called up to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL, seeing action in 1 regular season game.

Acadia head coach Darren Burns was excited to add Stevenson to the Axemen lineup saying, “We believe Keegan is a player who is continuing to improve his game each year. He has a tremendous work ethic and he is never a player that gets out worked. A high character person and player, who we were fortunate to have watched at the Memorial Cup in Halifax. He has a pro mentality on his daily approach to the game and this is something that we are very excited about.”

When asked what made Acadia his choice, Keegan said, “Acadia was my pick because of the amazing academics, being the number 1 ranked school for undergraduates in Nova Scotia and also having an outstanding hockey team; being one of the top teams. When I went to the Memorial Cup in Nova Scotia I fell in love with the province and all of the great food!”

We look forward to seeing Keegan Stevenson in an Axemen uniform in 2021-22. Stay tuned for more exciting Axemen hockey recruit announcements.