Jakub Kindl

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Jakub Kindl
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Kindl in 2009
Born (1987-02-10) 10 February 1987 (age 32)
Šumperk, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
ELH team
Former teams
Plzeň
LTC Pardubice
Detroit Red Wings
Florida Panthers
National teamFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 19th overall, 2005
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2008present

Jakub Kindl (born 10 February 1987) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing with Plzeň in the Czech Extraliga (ELH). He previously played for in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers.

Czech Republic Republic in Central Europe

The Czech Republic, also known by its short-form name, Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. The Czech Republic covers an area of 78,866 square kilometres (30,450 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic, with 10.6 million inhabitants; its capital and largest city is Prague, with 1.3 million residents. Other major cities are Brno, Ostrava, Olomouc and Pilsen. The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union (EU), NATO, the OECD, the United Nations, the OSCE, and the Council of Europe.

Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.

HC Plzeň

HC Škoda Plzeň is a professional Czech ice hockey team based in Plzeň, Czech Republic. It currently plays in the Czech Extraliga. Their home arena is Home Monitoring Aréna. The traditional ice hockey club was founded in 1929. In 2013, for the first time in history, HC Plzeň were the Czech Extraliga champions after beating Zlín 4:3 in the seventh match of the dramatic final.

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Playing career

As a youth, Kindl played in the 2001 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a team from Chomutov. [1]

Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

The Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament is an annual minor ice hockey event in Quebec City. The event was founded in 1960 to coincide with the Quebec Winter Carnival, and give an opportunity to players under 12 years of age to have international competition. The tournament raises funds for the local Patro Roc-Amadour foundation, and is mostly run by volunteers and a few staff. The event takes place each year in February at the Videotron Centre, and previously spent 56 seasons at the Quebec Coliseum. As of 2018, the event has showcased the talent of over 1,200 future professionals in the National Hockey League or the World Hockey Association.

Chomutov Town in Czech Republic

Chomutov is a town in the Czech Republic, in the Ústí nad Labem Region. Chomutov has been a statutory town since 1 July 2006. It occupies an area of 29,26 km² and has 50 782 inhabitants (2008), thereby making it the 20th largest town in the Czech Republic, the 4th largest in the Ústí nad Labem region and the biggest in the Chomutov district. There are almost 80 000 inhabitants in the town's wider metropolitan area.

Kindl played junior hockey for the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL and then for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. Kindl was drafted 19th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2005 NHL Draft.[ citation needed ]

Grand Rapids Griffins ice hockey team

The Grand Rapids Griffins are a professional hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL). They play in Grand Rapids, Michigan at Van Andel Arena. They are the AHL affiliate to the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League, and are the 2013 and 2017 Calder Cup Champions.

American Hockey League ice hockey league in the United States

The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league based in the United States and Canada that serves as the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League (NHL). Since the 2010–11 season, every team in the league has an affiliation agreement with one NHL team. When NHL teams do not have an AHL affiliate, players are assigned to AHL teams affiliated with other NHL teams. Twenty-seven AHL teams are located in the United States and the remaining four are in Canada. The league offices are located in Springfield, Massachusetts, and its current president is David Andrews.

Detroit Red Wings hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit. They are members of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL) and are one of the Original Six teams of the league. Founded in 1926, the team was known as the Detroit Cougars from then until 1930. For the 1930–31 and 1931–32 seasons the team was called the Detroit Falcons, and in 1932 changed their name to the Red Wings.

During the 2005–06 season, Kindl played in three games for Grand Rapids, where he recorded one assist. During the 2007–08 season, he played in 75 games for Grand Rapids. He was called by the Detroit Red Wings as a spare defenceman. When Detroit won the Stanley Cup Kindl was included on the team, even though he had yet to play in the NHL. Detroit also awarded him a Stanley Cup ring. Since Kindl had not played in the NHL his name could not be included on the Stanley Cup.[ citation needed ]

The 2005–06 AHL season was the 70th season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-seven teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Hershey Bears won the Calder Cup, defeating the Milwaukee Admirals in the finals.

The 2007–08 AHL season is the 72nd season of the American Hockey League. Twenty-nine teams played 80 games each in the schedule. The Chicago Wolves won their second Calder Cup, defeating the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the Calder Cup Final.

Kindl made his NHL debut with the Red Wings during the 2009–10 NHL season. Called up as an injury replacement, he eventually appeared in three games before returning to Grand Rapids. Kindl scored his first career NHL goal on 20 January 2011 against Jaroslav Halak of the St. Louis Blues.[ citation needed ]

The 2009–10 NHL season was the 93rd season of operation of the National Hockey League (NHL). It ran from October 1, 2009, including four games in Europe on October 2 and 3—until April 11, 2010, with the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs running to June 9, 2010. A mid-season break from February 15 to February 28 occurred to allow participation of NHL players in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Because of the Winter Olympics break, there was no NHL All-Star Game for 2010. The Stanley Cup Final saw the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Philadelphia Flyers in six games.

Jaroslav Halák slovak ice hockey goalkeeper, ice hockey player and olympionic

Jaroslav Halák is a Slovak professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing with the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League (NHL). Halák was the 271st overall pick by the Montreal Canadiens in the ninth and final round of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

St. Louis Blues hockey team of the National Hockey League

The St. Louis Blues are a professional ice hockey team in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Blues play their home games at the 19,150-seat Enterprise Center in downtown St. Louis. Enterprise Center is the second home arena of the Blues, with the team first playing at St. Louis Arena from 1967 to 1994.

On 29 June 2013, Kindl signed a four year, $9.6 million contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings. [2]

On 14 February 2015, the Red Wings assigned Kindl to the Grand Rapids Griffins for a conditioning assignment. Kindl has not played for the Red Wings since suffering an elbow injury on 27 December 2014. [3] On 20 February 2015, the Red Wings recalled Kindl from his conditioning assignment with the Griffins. During his condition assignment, Kindl recorded one goal, and a plus-two rating in back-to-back wins for the Griffins. [4]

On 9 January 2016, Kindl was placed on waivers and later assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins. Prior to being placed on waivers, he played in 23 games with the Red Wings, recording two goals and three assists. His plus-3 rating in overtime leads the Wings this season. [5] [6] On 4 February, Kindl was recalled by the Red Wings. Prior to being recalled by the Red Wings, Kindl recorded two goals and one assist in nine games for the Griffins since he was assigned on 11 January. [7] He was again assigned to the Griffins on 23 February. [8]

On 27 February 2016, Kindl was traded by the Red Wings to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. [9]

At the conclusion of his contract with the Panthers, Kindl left the NHL as a free agent and later returned to his homeland in signing a one-year deal with Plzeň of the Czech Extraliga on 18 October 2017. [10]

International play

Kindl represented the Czech Republic at the 2014 IIHF World Championship, where he recorded one goal and two assists in ten games.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2002–03 LTC Pardubice CZE 10000
2004–05 Kitchener Rangers OHL 6231114921200022
2005–06 Kitchener RangersOHL60124658112510110
2005–06 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 30112
2006–07 Kitchener RangersOHL54114455142929118
2006–07 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL70220
2007–08 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL753141782
2008–09 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL786273376102132
2009–10 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL733303359
2009–10 Detroit Red Wings NHL 30000
2010–11 Detroit Red WingsNHL4822436
2010–11 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL81456
2011–12 Detroit Red WingsNHL551121325
2012–13 LTC PardubiceCZE271101126
2012–13 Detroit Red WingsNHL414913281414510
2013–14 Detroit Red WingsNHL66217192440002
2014–15 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL21012
2014–15 Detroit Red WingsNHL3558132210000
2015–16 Detroit Red WingsNHL2524614
2015–16 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL1031412
2015–16 Florida Panthers NHL19022410000
2016–17 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL1316716
2016–17 Florida PanthersNHL3904428
NHL totals3311658741812014512

International

YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
2006 Czech Republic WJC 8th601110
2007 Czech RepublicWJC5th60448
2014 Czech Republic WC 4th101236
Junior totals1205518
Senior totals101236

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References

  1. "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  2. Roose, Bill (29 June 2013). "Wings get deals done for Miller, Kindl". Detroit Red Wings . Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  3. Roose, Bill (14 February 2015). "Kindl sent to Griffins for conditioning". Detroit Red Wings . Retrieved 14 February 2015.
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Niklas Kronwall
Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Brendan Smith