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Darcy Kuemper

27-Year-Old Goalie – Los Angeles Kings

2017-18 NHL Stats

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1.88

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.941

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 made 37 saves in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win against Ottawa.

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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 9 5 0 2 1 1.88 15 254 239 .941
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#2 Goalie
  1. Jonathan Quick
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Los Angeles Kings

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

53:19

Average Time On Ice

On average, Darcy Kuemper was on the ice for 53:19.

Year Ice Time
2015-16 50:38
2016-17 58:30
2017-18 53:19

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Darcy Kuemper
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Dec 9 CAR Did Not Play
Dec 7 OTT 1 0 0 3.00 3 40 37 .925
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Dec 1 @STL 1 0 0 1.00 1 40 39 .975
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Nov 24 @ARI 0 0 1 2.90 3 33 30 .909
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Nov 19 @VGK 0 0 0 0.00 0 30 30 1.000
Nov 18 FLA 1 0 0 0.00 0 24 24 1.000
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Nov 4 NAS 0 0 1 3.75 4 31 27 .871
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Oct 28 @BOS Did Not Play
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Oct 24 @OTT 1 0 0 1.88 2 30 28 .933
Oct 23 @TOR 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 1 1.000
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Oct 15 NYI 1 0 0 2.03 2 25 23 .920
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Darcy Kuemper: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kuemper will guard the goal in Thursday's home game against the Senators.

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Kuemper saved 39 of 40 shots during Friday's 4-1 win over St. Louis.

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Kuemper will start in net on the road Friday against the Blues, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

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Kuemper stopped 30 of 33 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to Arizona on Friday.

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Kuemper will start Friday's tilt in Arizona, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Kuemper stopped all 30 shots in relief of Jonathan Quick in Sunday's loss to the Golden Knights.

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Kuemper delivered a 24-save shutout Saturday in a 4-0 win over the Panthers.

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Kuemper will start between the pipes in Saturday's home game against the Panthers, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Kuemper allowed four goals on 31 shots in Saturday's overtime loss to the Predators.

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Kuemper led his team onto the ice and will get the starting nod Saturday versus Nashville, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

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Kuemper made 28 saves and stopped both Ottawa shootout attempts in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win.

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Kuemper will guard the goal in Tuesday's road game against the Senators, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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.