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MCKEE Kevin
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthDavenport, IA, USA
Height1.40 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Erica Mitchell
Residence
Chicago, IL, USA
Occupation
Real Estate Agent
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Management - Wilbur Wright College: Chicago, IL, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing ice hockey in 2000 with the Quad City Sled Hockey Association in Davenport, IA, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I was looking for sports for disabled people and my mother found a flyer. I always watched hockey so I fell in love with it straight away."
Club / Team
Chicago Blackhawks: United States
Name of coach
Guy Gosselin [national], USA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
United States
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing computer games, watching NHL matches, skiing. (usahockey.com, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
US ice hockey coach Jeff Sauer. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US ice hockey player Patrick Kane. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He played wheelchair basketball for Wilbur Wright College in Chicago, IL, United States of America. (teamusa.org, 13 Feb 2014)
Impairment
He was born with sacral agenesis, a congenital condition that means the spine does not fully develop. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Other information
HOCKEY COUPLE
His partner Erica Mitchell has captained the US women's national Para ice hockey team. (Facebook profile, 14 Sep 2017; Erica Mitchell Twitter profile, 10 Sep 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Team  
1 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 Team  
2 2013 Team  
1 2015 Team  
2 2017 Team