Keith Yandle

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Keith Yandle
Keith Yandle Coyotes practice.jpg
Born (1986-09-09) September 9, 1986 (age 27)
Milton, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team Arizona Coyotes
National team  United States
NHL Draft 105th overall, 2005
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2006–present
Not to be confused with Keith Yandell.

Keith Yandle (born September 9, 1986) is an American ice hockey defenceman and alternate captain for the National Hockey League's Arizona Coyotes.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Yandle played both goalie and defense as a child until about 12 when he settled on becoming a defenseman.[citation needed] He attended Cushing Academy where he was close friends with Chris Bourque, and was slated to attend the University of New Hampshire where his brother Brian played from 2002–06. However, Yandle decided to forgo his college eligibility and instead decided to play for the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Playing in 66 games in 2005–06, he tallied 25 goals and 59 assists for 84 points. The Wildcats won the QMJHL championship and Yandle took home the league's Emile Bouchard Trophy (best defenseman) and Telus Trophy (defensive player of the year).[citation needed]

Professional[edit]

He appeared in his first NHL game on October 11, 2006 against the Detroit Red Wings and logged 20 minutes of ice time in the game.[1]

In the 2007–08 season he participated in the AHL All-Star Game as a member of the PlanetUSA team.[citation needed]

In his first playoff game on April 14, 2010, Yandle scored the first goal for the Coyotes against the Red Wings to tie the game at 1-1. He would later add an assist and be named one of the game's three stars.[2]

He was named to the 2011 NHL All Star game as a replacement for Tobias Enstrom.[3]

Shortly after free agency began on July 1, 2011, Yandle signed a five-year contract extension with the Coyotes worth $26.25 million.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 66 25 59 84 109 21 6 14 20 36
2006–07 San Antonio Rampage AHL 69 6 27 33 97
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 7 0 2 2 8
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 30 1 14 15 80 5 0 0 0 8
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 43 5 7 12 14
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 69 4 26 30 37
2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 12 29 41 45 7 2 3 5 4
2010–11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 11 48 59 68 4 0 5 5 0
2011–12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 11 32 43 51 16 1 8 9 10
2012–13 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 48 10 20 30 54
2013–14 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 8 45 53 63
NHL totals 495 61 209 270 340 27 3 16 19 14

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States WC 13th 6 1 3 4 0
Senior totals 6 1 3 4 0

Achievements[edit]

  • 2011 NHL All-Star Game
  • 2012 NHL All-Star Game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schneider leads barrage of nine goals for Red Wings". CBS Sports. 2006-10-11. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Coyotes take opener vs Red Wings in first playoff game since 2002". CBS Sports. 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2011-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Yandle will get to strut stuff on All-Star stage". National Hockey League. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  4. ^ "All-Star defenseman Keith Yandle signs 5-year, $26.25 million deal to remain with Phoenix Coyotes". AZCentral.com. July 5, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 

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