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Darcy Kuemper

27-Year-Old Goalie – Los Angeles Kings

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Kuemper had a tough final season with the Wild in 2016-17, posting a career-worst .902 save percentage and ugly 3.13 GAA in 18 appearances as Devan Dubnykís backup. That was enough to write his ticket out of town, but the 27-year-old promptly caught on in Los Angeles to serv...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 215   DOB: 5/5/1990   BORN: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan   DRAFTED: 6th Rd, #161 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Darcy Kuemper Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Kings in July 2017.

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Kuemper turned away 23 of 25 shots for a win against the Islanders in his debut with the Kings.

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Darcy Kuemper NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2012-13 22 NHL MIN 6 1 2 0 0 2.08 10 119 109 .916
2013-14 23 NHL MIN 26 12 8 4 2 2.43 60 702 642 .915
2014-15 24 NHL MIN 31 14 12 2 3 2.60 68 718 650 .905
2014-15 24 AHL IOW 5 2 3 0 1 3.23 15 137 122 .891
2015-16 25 NHL MIN 21 6 7 5 2 2.43 43 507 464 .915
2016-17 26 NHL MIN 18 8 5 3 0 3.13 55 562 507 .902
2017-18 27 NHL LA 2 1 0 0 0 2.00 2 26 24 .923
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2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

30:13

Average Time On Ice

On average, Darcy Kuemper was on the ice for 30:13.

Year Ice Time
2015-16 50:38
2016-17 58:30
2017-18 30:13

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Darcy Kuemper
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Oct 23 @TOR 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 1 1.000
Oct 21 @CLM Did Not Play
Oct 18 MON Did Not Play
Oct 15 NYI 1 0 0 2.03 2 25 23 .920
Oct 14 BUF Did Not Play
Oct 11 CGY Did Not Play
Oct 7 @SAN Did Not Play
Oct 5 PHI Did Not Play

Darcy Kuemper: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kuemper is set to make his Kings debut Sunday against the visiting Islanders, NHL.com reports.

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Kuemper stopped seven of the nine shots he faced in an overtime loss to the Canucks on Saturday.

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Kuemper signed a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Kings on Saturday.

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Kuemper (illness) is back in the back up position for Saturday's matchup against St. Louis after missing Game 4.

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Kuemper is under the weather and will not be available to serve as the backup against St. Louis on Wednesday, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.

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Kuemper made 20 saves on 21 shots in a 3-1 victory against the Coyotes on Saturday.

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Kuemper will defend the goal for Minnesota's regular-season finale Saturday in Arizona, the Star Tribune reports.

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Kuemper allowed four goals on just 21 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Canucks on Saturday.

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Kuemper led the Wild out on the ice for warmups Saturday afternoon, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports. This means the backup goalie will start at home against the Canucks.

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Devan Dubnyk led the Wild onto the ice for pregame warmups, which means Kuemper will not start Thursday against Carolina.

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Kuemper will start in goal Thursday against the Hurricanes, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Kuemper allowed two goals on 20 shots in relief of Devan Dubnyk during a 4-2 defeat to the Blackhawks on Sunday.

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2017-18

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2016-17

With Devan Dubnyk having seized control of the Minnesota net, Kuemper settled comfortably into a backup role last year, posting ratios that correspond closely to his career averages. Still only 26 years old, Kuemper is on a one-year deal, positioning him for free agency next year and a potential payday from a goalie-needy team if he can elevate his game this season. Heís likely going to have to make the most of limited opportunities, though, as Dubnykís a workhorse who started 66 games last year.

2015-16

Kuemper saw the lionís share of starts for the Wild at the beginning of last season before Devan Dubnyk came out of nowhere to become a Vezina Trophy candidate. After Dubnyk's acquisiton, Kuemper rarely saw the ice at all, resulting in him turning in a mostly unspectacular 2014-15 that included a 2.60 GAA and a .905 save percentage over 31 games. At just 25 years old, Kuemper could still improve, but with Dubnyk above him on the depth chart and with the stretch of consecutive starts he went on last season, playing time will come at a real premium. Barring an injury or a run of poor form by Dubnyk, Kuemper shouldn't be recommended as much more than a streaming option versus weaker opponents.

2014-15

Kuemper is in a strange spot in Minnesota. In one sense, he's the third-string goaltender behind Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding, who are both on one-way contracts. In another, he's the heir apparent behind two guys who miss time because of injury or illness, and he'll likely to see a significant number of games this season. General manager Chuck Fletcher has already stated that he's OK carrying three goaltenders on the team this season, and after an impressive performance from Kuemper in limited time last year, it seems a foregone conclusion that he'll be the man in Minnesota sooner rather than later. But in reality, nothing is guaranteed. Backstrom is a capable starting goaltender and Harding was outstanding last season, leading the league in both save percentage and goals against average prior to missing the last half of the season following a change to his treatment for multiple sclerosis. He's a must-own as a handcuff to the other Wild goalies, but he's not really a starter yet. By the time it's clear that he's the starter in Minnesota -- when that time comes -- it's probably going to be too late to grab him off waivers.

2013-14

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.

2012-13

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.

2011-12

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.