Adrian Kempe

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Adrian Kempe
Born (1996-09-13) 13 September 1996 (age 22)
Kramfors, Sweden
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Los Angeles Kings
Modo Hockey
National team  Sweden
NHL Draft 29th overall, 2014
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2013–present

Adrian Kempe (born 13 September 1996) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Kempe was born in Kramfors, Sweden, where he also grew up. He made his Swedish Hockey League debut playing with Modo Hockey during the 2013–14 season.[2] At the conclusion of the 2014–15 season, in which he recorded a career high 17 points in 50 games with cellar-dwelling Modo, Kempe signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL) on 15 April 2015.[3] He was then immediately assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, for their playoff pursuit in successfully capturing the Calder Cup. The following season the Monarchs were renamed the Ontario Reign.

Kempe began the 2016–17 season in the AHL with the Reign but was recalled to the NHL on 15 February 2017.[4] He made his NHL debut the following day against the Arizona Coyotes.[5] He recorded his first NHL point on 21 February by assisting on Tyler Toffoli's goal against the Colorado Avalanche[6] and scored his first goal on 11 March against the Washington Capitals.[7]

Kempe began the following season in the NHL wearing a new number, switching from 39 to 9.[8] He recorded his first NHL hat-trick in a 5–1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on 19 October.[9]

Personal life[edit]

His older brother, Mario, is also a professional ice hockey player and played for the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL.[10] He also has a younger brother called ”Alexander Kempe” who is 12 years old.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Modo Hockey J20 39 6 7 13 36 7 1 0 1 4
2013–14 Modo Hockey J20 20 3 16 19 32 5 1 1 2 6
2013–14 Modo Hockey SHL 45 5 6 11 12 2 0 1 1 0
2014–15 Modo Hockey SHL 50 5 12 17 42
2014–15 Modo Hockey J20 2 1 3 4 2
2014–15 Manchester Monarchs AHL 3 0 0 0 2 17 8 1 9 2
2015–16 Ontario Reign AHL 55 11 17 28 27 13 4 1 5 2
2016–17 Ontario Reign AHL 46 12 8 20 44 5 0 2 2 2
2016–17 Los Angeles Kings NHL 25 2 4 6 6
2017–18 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 16 21 37 49 4 0 0 0 2
2018–19 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 12 16 28 50
SHL totals 95 10 18 28 54 2 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 187 30 41 71 105 4 0 0 0 2
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2018 Denmark

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Sweden WHC17 1st, gold medalist(s) 5 5 0 5 2
2013 Sweden IH18 7th 4 2 1 3 12
2014 Sweden WJC18 4th 7 1 6 7 16
2015 Sweden WJC 4th 6 4 4 8 2
2016 Sweden WJC 4th 7 3 5 8 8
2018 Sweden WC 1st, gold medalist(s) 10 2 6 8 8
2019 Sweden WC 5th 8 3 3 6 2
Junior totals 29 15 16 31 40
Senior totals 18 5 9 14 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Los Angeles Kings 2014 NHL and lives with his wife in Manhattan beach Draftee's". sportsmedia101.com. 28 June 2014. Archived from the original on 6 July 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Kempe brothers to play together as Adrian makes debut" (in Swedish). Modo Hockey. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  3. ^ "2014 first-round pick Adrian Kempe signed to contract". Los Angeles Kings. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Adrian Kempe, Paul Ladue Recalled from Ontario (AHL)". NHL.com. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  5. ^ Lee, Forrest (16 February 2017). "Preview: Coyotes at Kings". NHL.com. Retrieved 13 December 2018. Forward Adrian Kempe, 20, will make his NHL debut.
  6. ^ Pannone, Louis (14 November 2017). "Adrian & Mario Kempe Shining as Rookies". thehockeywriters.com. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Kempe's first NHL goal propels Kings past slumping Capitals". sportsnet.ca. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  8. ^ "2017 Opening Night Roster; LA Kings Recall LaDue from AHL, Martinez to IR". NHL.com. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Adrian Kempe's hat trick hands Canadiens sixth straight loss". sportsnet.ca. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  10. ^ Vest, Dave (3 December 2018). "'Yotes Notes: Kempe Hoping to Play vs. Younger Brother for First Time". NHL.com. Retrieved 13 December 2018.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tanner Pearson
Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
2014
Succeeded by
Gabriel Vilardi