Darcy Kuemper

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Darcy Kuemper
Kuemper making a glove save in a home game 2014-04-30 08-39.jpg
Kuemper making a glove save in a home game
Born (1990-05-05) May 5, 1990 (age 24)
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team Minnesota Wild
NHL Draft 161st overall, 2009
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 2010–present

Darcy Kuemper (also spelled Kümper) (born May 5, 1990) is a Canadian ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Minnesota Wild of the NHL. He was selected by the Wild in the 6th round (161st overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Kuemper played three seasons with the Red Deer Rebels, winning the Del Wilson Trophy in the 2010-11 season as the WHL's top goaltender with 45 wins, a GAA of 1.86 and a SV% of 0.933.[1]

On May 26, 2011, Kuemper signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild.[2] On October 13, 2011, Kuemper was loaned to the Ontario Reign of the ECHL.[3] Kuemper was recalled by the Wild on November 12, 2011.[4]

Kuemper was also recalled by the Wild on February 12, 2013. After the current backup goaltender for the Minnesota Wild, Josh Harding, stated that he had been feeling symptoms due to complications with his multiple sclerosis treatment, the Wild recalled the 22 year old goaltender to start in net the same night to relieve Harding and to give the Wild's starting goaltender, Niklas Bäckström, a much needed night off.[5] Kuemper made 29 saves on 31 shots to earn his first career NHL win against the Detroit Red Wings on February 17, 2013.[6]

On May 1, 2013, Kuemper was again recalled by the Wild to serve as a backup for Josh Harding, who was starting as a result of an injury to Niklas Bäckström.[7] On May 7, 2013 Kuemper made his NHL playoff debut when he replaced Josh Harding, who suffered a left leg injury in the first period of a game with the Chicago Blackhawks.[8][9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2006–07 Spokane Chiefs WHL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 .000
2008–09 Red Deer Rebels WHL 55 21 25 8 3167 156 3 2.96 .898
2009–10 Red Deer Rebels WHL 61 28 23 4 3234 147 3 2.73 .908 2 0 2 61 6 0 5.86 .806
2009–10 Houston Aeros AHL 4 2 1 0 199 8 0 2.41 .886
2010–11 Red Deer Rebels WHL 62 45 12 5 3685 114 13 1.86 .933 7 4 3 403 19 0 2.83 .896
2011–12 Ontario Reign ECHL 8 7 1 0 484 14 0 1.74 .941
2011–12 Houston Aeros AHL 19 6 6 4 1070 42 1 2.36 .923
2012–13 Houston Aeros AHL 21 13 8 0 1210 38 4 1.88 .934 2 1 1 119 3 1 1.51 .957
2012–13 Orlando Solar Bears ECHL 3 0 2 1 184 8 0 2.61 .929
2012–13 Minnesota Wild NHL 6 1 2 0 288 10 0 2.08 .916 2 0 0 73 4 0 3.29 .879
2013–14 Iowa Wild AHL 17 7 10 0 997 41 1 2.47 .929
2013–14 Minnesota Wild NHL 26 12 8 4 1480 60 2 2.43 .915 6 3 1 325 11 1 2.03 .913
NHL totals 32 13 10 4 1769 70 2 2.37 .915 8 3 1 398 15 1 2.26 .906

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Preceded by
Martin Jones
Winner of the WHL Del Wilson Trophy
2010–11
Succeeded by
Tyler Bunz