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Jakub Kindl

27-Year-Old Defenseman – Detroit Redwings

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Kindl has improved his point total every season since joining the Red Wings, upping his output to 19 points in 66 games in 2013-14. He's known primarily for his defensive prowess, but will go for an occasional offensive outburst. Unfortunately, his fantasy statistics are rat...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 216   DOB: 2/10/1987   BORN: Sumperk, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #19 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Re-signed with the Red Wings in June 2013 on a four-year, $9.6 million contract.

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Kindl notched his second goal of the season in Wednesday's shootout loss to the Penguins.

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Jakub Kindl NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2009-10 22 3 0 0 0 -2 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:50 0 0 0 0:47 0 0
2010-11 23 NHL DET 48 2 2 4 -6 36 62 3.2 0 0 13:37 0 0 0 0:42 44 36
2011-12 24 NHL DET 55 1 12 13 7 25 69 1.4 0 0 14:03 0 1 1 0:38 61 32
2012-13 25 NHL DET 41 4 9 13 15 28 76 5.3 2 0 18:33 1 2 3 3:29 46 33
2013-14 26 NHL DET 66 2 17 19 -4 24 93 2.2 0 0 17:14 0 7 7 2:06 57 42
2014-15 27 NHL DET 7 0 1 1 4 6 9 0.0 0 0 14:51 0 0 0 0:10 3 7
2014-15 Proj 27 NHL DET 75 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Jakub Kindl

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Jakub Kindl – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Jakub Kindl was on the ice for 14:51.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Jakub Kindl was on the ice for 0:10 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 18:33 3:29
2013-14 17:14 2:06
2014-15 14:51 0:10

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Jakub Kindl 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 23 PIT 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 15:32 0:00
Oct 21 at MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 13:57 0:00
Oct 18 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 15:18 0:00
Oct 17 at TOR 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 18:48 1:07
Oct 15 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 9:55 0:00
Oct 11 ANH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 16:31 0:00
Oct 9 BOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:56 0:00

Jakub Kindl: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kindl grabbed two power-play helpers Saturday, as the Wings handed the Wild just their eighth regulation loss of the year at Xcel Energy Center. His point total for the year now sits at 13, tying a career high.

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Kindl will replace Brian Lashoff in the lineup for Friday's game against the Devils, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Kindl was a healthy scratch Thursday, reports MLive.com's Ansar Khan.

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Kindl (lower body) expects to be ready for Tuesday's game in New Jersey, MLive.com reports.

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Kindl (knee) doesn't expect to play either Wednesday against Montreal or Thursday against Ottawa, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

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Kindl (knee) is questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Canadiens, MLive.com reports.

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Kindl (lower body) is expected to be available when the Red Wings take the ice for their first game out of the break next week, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

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Kindl (lower body) is listed on injured reserve.

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Kindl (lower body) will miss the Red Wings’ final two games before the Olympic break, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Kindl (lower body) will not play Thursday against the Panthers, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.

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Kindl did not skate Wednesday due to a lower body injury, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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Kindl is expected to be a healthy scratch Wednesday night against the Blackhawks, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Kindl put together a surprisingly solid season in 2012-13, grabbing 13 points and a new four-year contract in the process. Kindl and Brendan Smith developed a good chemistry together, and despite some hiccups in the postseason they are primed to be a solid defensive pairing for a long time. If Kindl continues to raise his game, he could have some fantasy value heading into the coming years.

2012-13

Kindl entered the offseason with an uncertain future in Detroit, but an exodus on the blue line has put him back in the mix for regular duty as part of the team's third defensive pairing. To this point in his career, Kindl has at times failed to provide the grit the Wings are looking for on its blue line, which has resulted in stretches of lost playing time and inconsistent production at the offensive end. Entering camp, he's far down the list of potential power-play options on the blue line, which makes him waiver-wire fodder in most formats as Kindl still needs to compete for his ice time at even strength.

2011-12

Kindl was limited to 48 games with the Wings during his first full NHL campaign, but head coach Mike Babcock was pleased with the transformation of the former first-round pick as the season rolled along. Although he showed the ability to contribute at the offensive end during his time in junior hockey, Kindl enters training camp battling for the final spot in the team's top-six blueline corps and he'll be pushed by prospect Brendan Smith and veteran Mike Commodore for ice time early on.

2010-11

Kindl is a toolsy blueliner with top-four potential, but he suffers from inconsistent play at times and he still hasn't fulfilled his offensive potential. In the short term, he's going to battle Jonathan Ericsson for minutes in the team's third blue-line pairing with veteran Ruslan Salei, but it remains to be seen if he'll ever emerge as the sure-handed back-end option that the Wings can rely on for heavy minutes. If he's committing costly turnovers, he'll be spending time in the press box as the seventh defenseman, but Kindl could be a 15-20 point player if he's able to earn the trust of head coach Mike Babcock and appear in 65-70 games.

2009-10

Kindl had 27 points in 43 games en route to being named an AHL All-Star last season, but he slumped down the stretch with just six points in his last 35 contests. He's an offensive-minded blueliner that the Red Wings feel will eventually be a top-four defenseman down the road, but Kindl is going to be spending most -- if not all -- of the 2009-10 season at Grand Rapids refining his defensive game and trying to put together a more consistent effort over an entire season.

2008-09

Kindl projects as an eventual top-paring blueliner at the NHL level, but he’ll need more time at Grand Rapids (AHL) and at least a year in Detroit learning from the seasoned vets before getting full consideration for a prominent role. He was a bit quiet at the offensive end for the Griffins last season (3 G, 14 A in 75 games), but Kindl is just 21 years old and he experienced a huge boost in production his second season at Kitchener (OHL). Don’t be surprised if he has a breakout campaign in Grand Rapids this time around.

2007-08

For a defenseman who has good size at 6-2 and 200 pounds, Kindl is very mobile. He is a very good passer and should eventually turn into quite an asset on the power play. Kindl played last season with Kitchener of the OHL, his third season with the Rangers. He had 55 points in 54 games and also chipped in 142 penalty minutes. The former 2005 first-round pick (19th overall) has been in North America since 2004, so he should already be used to the smaller ice surface. He should eventually settle in as a third, or possibly even a second defenseman for the Red Wings.

2006-07

Kindl had a good preseason but will likely spend the season developing his skills in the AHL.

2005-06

First rounder from 2005 will probably put in another year of junior hockey.

2004-05

Kindl arrived in the OHL in 2004-2005 with the tag of being a guaranteed top-10 pick in the 2005 draft, but had a hard time adjusting in his time with the Kitchener Rangers. Chalk last season up to growing pains -- he has the skill to be a top-flight offensive defenseman.