Kevin McKee

Sled Hockey

  • 2014
Name: Kevin McKee
2014
Paralympic Event: Sled hockey
Position
: Forward
Height
: 4-7
Weight: 115
DOB
: Feb. 11, 1990
Birthplace
: Davenport, Iowa
Hometown
: Davenport, Iowa
Current
Residence: Chicago, Ill.
High
School: North Scott High School (Eldridge, Iowa) ‘08
College
: Wilbur Wright College ‘11
Club
Team: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Blackhawks

Performance
Highlights

  • Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, gold
  • Two-time International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship medalist, gold (2012), silver (2013)
  • Four-time IPC World Sledge Hockey Challenge medalist, gold (2012), silver (Nov. 2011, 2013), bronze (April 2011)
  • 2011 Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championship, 3rd
  • 2013 USA Hockey Sled Cup, 1st
  • Four-time U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Member (2010-14)
  • 2009-10 U.S. National Development Sled Hockey Team member; led Team USA with 16 goals and 27 points in 14 games

Personal

Kevin McKee is a versatile athlete, having played tennis as a senior at North Scott (Iowa) High School and wheelchair basketball at Wilbur Wright College. His Paralympic calling, however, came in the sport of sled hockey. McKee started with the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) sled hockey club team in 2000 and played there until 2013. He also played on the St. Louis Jr. Blues sled hockey team from 2006-08, competing in the 2006 USA Hockey Disabled Festival with that squad. In his debut season with the U.S. Sled Hockey National Team (2010-11), McKee led all Team USA rookies with six goals and tied for first with eight points. He has continued to be a force on the ice since then, tying for third on Team USA in points (13) and goals (7) for the 2012-13 season.

McKee was born with a congenital disorder of the spine called caudal regression syndrome. He works as a manager at Blueprint Broadcasting in Chicago and is an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan.

Connect


Twitter: @McKee25

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