Kevin Weekes Biography
Kevin Weekes is a well-known Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played 348 games in the National Hockey League. Additionally, he is currently a studio analyst for NHL Networks’ On the Fly, NHL Tonight, and ESPN’s The Point, while serving for ESPN/ABC.
Kevin Weekes Age|Birthday
Weekes is 47 years old as of 2022. Besides, he was born on 4 April 1975, in Toronto, Canada. Therefore, he celebrates his birthday on the 4th of April every year.
Kevin Weekes Height |weight
Weekes has an average height of 1.85 meters tall. Additionally, he has a body weight of 98 kilograms.
Kevin Weekes Family
Weekes was born to Carl and Vadney Weekes, who had emigrated from the Caribbean nation of Barbados many years prior. However, as a child, he felt a close attachment to an older cousin, besides it was that cousin who unintentionally introduced him to goaltending.
Kevin Weekes Wife|Husband
Weekes is married to Stephanie Weekes. However, he has not disclosed details about his children in the public.
Kevin Weekes Career
Weekes played in the 1989 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Toronto Red Wings minor ice hockey team as a youth. Additionally, his career started with the Owen Sound Platers of the Ontario Hockey League. Besides, he had a brief stint with the Ottawa 67’s.
Furthermore, he was chosen 41st overall by the Florida Panthers in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. As he was playing for the Panthers’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Carolina Monarchs. He was loaned to the Rochester Americans to participate in the 1996, Spengler Cup competition and became named MVP of the tournament. Furthermore, he made his NHL debut with the Panthers on October 16, 1997, going 0–5–1 in 11 appearances for the Panthers.
On March 5, 2002, the Carolina Hurricanes acquired Weekes for Chris Dingman and Shane Willis. Furthermore, he essentially served as a backup to Arturs Irbe throughout the remainder of the regular season, only playing in two of the final seventeen games for the Hurricanes. Throughout the playoffs, Weekes played an important part in the Hurricanes run to the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals.
Additionally, he played in eight games during the 2002 playoffs, including relieving Irbe in a first round, game four loss against the New Jersey Devils, and beginning in goal throughout the critical games five and six of that series., which the Hurricanes earned four games to two. Besides, he began games one, two and three of the second round against the Montreal Canadiens prior to being replaced by Irbe. During the playoffs, he however recorded back to back shutouts, with a 32 save shutout in game six of the first round against the New Jersey Devils.
The following summer he became traded to the Vancouver Canucks in a trade for Pavel Bure and compiled a 6–15–5 record in 31 appearances over a season and a half prior to being traded to the New York Islanders halfway through the 1999–2000 season. In addition, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he played until late in the 2001–02 season at the conclusion of that season.
Moreover, he was the primary goaltender for the Hurricanes during the 2002–03 season playing in 51 games and compiling a 14–24–9 record and became the primary goaltender for the Hurricanes in (2003-2004) playing in 66 games gathering a 23–30–11 record.
Likewise, he signed with the New York Rangers as a free agent before the 2004–05 NHL lock-out, winning his first start with the Rangers on October 5, 2005, in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Additionally, his time with the Rangers looked to be promising until an injury kept him out and he lost his number one spot to Henrik Lundqvist. Furthermore, Lundqvist came in to play in place of Weekes and played exceptionally well. However, he remained in good spirits upon his healthy return to the team though. Besides, he had been bumped to the number two spot and back up to the rookie Lundqvist. Besides, he became an unrestricted free agent following a less-than-stellar 2006–07 season.
Kevin Weekes Education
Weeks attended Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute.
Kevin Weekes Net worth| Salary
Weekes has an estimated net worth of US $12,602,500 approximately.