24-Year-Old Goalie – Minnesota Wild
Darcy Kuemper Contract Information:
Signed a two-year deal with the Wild in September of 2014.
Kuemper will be in the crease Thursday against the Sharks.
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|2014-15 Proj||24||NHL||MIN||19||Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Darcy Kuemper|
Age is determined on October 1st of each season.No Yes
|Oct. 28||at BOS||Did Not Play|
|Oct. 27||at NYR||0||1||0||5.08||5||20||15||.750|
|Oct. 19||at LA||Did Not Play|
|Oct. 17||at ANH||0||1||0||2.07||2||26||24||.923|
|Oct. 11||at COL||1||0||0||0.00||0||30||30||1.000|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Kuemper is the heir-apparent to the back-up role in Minny now that Matt Hackett is out of the picture. And given the uncertainty of Josh Harding's multiple sclerosis, this giraffe-like (6-5, 210) twinetender with quick reflexes and three NHL starts under his belt could find himself suddenly thrust into ice time with the Wild. Remember his name and be prepared to scoop him off the wire when he is inevitably called up from the AHL. Keeper leaguers with deep rosters should already have him stashed away.
Kuemper really surprised last season. What started as a starting gig in the East Coast league soon turned into a two-month timeshare with starter Matt Hackett in the AHL. He cooled off in February and March, and then went down with a season-ending injury in early March. But we saw enough to walk away thoroughly impressed. Kuemper is 6-4 and athletic, and he should have the backup's job in the AHL all to himself in 2012-13. He could be NHL-bound in a three or four years.
Kuemper is an outstanding goalie prospect who, in 2010-11, racked up 45 wins and 13 shutouts complemented by a .933 save percentage and 1.86 goals-against average as a member of the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League. All totals were league highs, and it led to the Wild signing him to a three-year, entry level contract with the Wild last May. Kuemper, who was drafted in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, could prove to be a nice value pick for the Wild if he can replicate the success in the minor leagues.