Kuemper making a glove save in a home game
May 5, 1990 |
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|NHL team||Minnesota Wild|
|NHL Draft||161st overall, 2009
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.
On May 26, 2011, Kuemper signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild. On October 13, 2011, Kuemper was loaned to the Ontario Reign of the ECHL. Kuemper was recalled by the Wild on November 12, 2011.
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. Kuemper made 29 saves on 31 shots to earn his first career NHL win against the Detroit Red Wings on February 17, 2013.
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. 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.
|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|
|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|
|2012–13||Orlando Solar Bears||ECHL||3||0||2||1||184||8||0||2.61||.929||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
- Del Wilson Trophy WHL's Top Goaltender (2010–11)
- Four Broncos Memorial Trophy WHL's Player of the Year (2010–11)
- WHL Eastern Conference First All-Star Team (2010–11)
- "Rebels Darcy Kuemper named WHL player of the year". Red Deer Advocate. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2011-04-01.
- "Wild Signs Darcy Kuemper To Entry Level Deal". May 27, 2011.
- "Kuemper to guard Reign's net". Ontario Reign. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- "Wild recalls Kuemper from Aeros". Minnesota Wild. 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2011-11-12.
- "Josh Harding feeling "off" as he searches for right course of treatment for MS". Minnesota Star Tribune. 2013-02-12. Retrieved 2013-02-12.
- "Zucker scores first NHL goal, Kuemper wins first NHL game as Wild rallies to beat Detroit". Minnesota Star Tribune. 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2013-02-17.
- "With Niklas Backstrom's status uncertain, Wild recalls Darcy Kuemper". ESPN. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01.
- "Wild's goaltending situation in a truly tenuous spot now". Fox Sports. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- "Kuemper replaces Harding in goal". Minnesota Star Tribune. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- "Kuemper award Del Wilson Trophy". Canadian Press. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2011-04-01.[dead link]
- "WHL East All-Stars and Awards". Western Hockey League. Mar 23, 2011.
- Darcy Kuemper's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Darcy Kuemper's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Winner of the WHL Del Wilson Trophy