Captain Keller Signs With Edmonton

By WBNG News

July 5, 2011 Updated Jul 5, 2011 at 9:20 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) The captain of the first Binghamton hockey team to win the Calder Cup championship, has moved on.

Ryan Keller signed a 1 year, two way contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

Keller played the last two seasons in Binghamton, and scored the game winner in game 6 as the Binghamton Senators beat the Houston Aeros to capture the Calder Cup.

He also scored the series clincher against Charlotte.

Keller won the reGen Muscle Recovery Beverage/AHL Performance of the Playoffs, scoring 10 goals and adding 15 assists.

He says his time in Binghamton is something he will always cherish.

"The city and the organization will have a special place in my heart for sure. We all together accomplished something very special with the banners and all that stuff, they'll be around a lot of years and I'm sure people will cherish those for a lot of years also," he says.

Keller says the big reason for his decision to play elsewhere is the possibility of NHL experience.

Keller is expected to play for the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL, while also seeing some time in Edmonton.

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