Mario Kempe

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Mario Kempe
2013-10-05 Mario Kempe 01.jpg
Born (1988-09-19) September 19, 1988 (age 28)
Kramfors, Sweden
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Arizona Coyotes
Rogle BK
Philadelphia Phantoms
Djurgardens IF
Modo
HC Vityaz
NHL Draft 122nd overall, 2007
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 2008–present

Mario Kempe (born September 19, 1988) is a Swedish professional ice hockey right winger who plays for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Kempe first started skating when he was five years-old on an outdoor rink in his hometown of Kramfors. He represented Ångermanland twice in TV-pucken while playing for Modo Hockey's junior teams in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. During the 2005–2006 season, Kempe represented Team Sweden at the 2006 IIHF Under-18 World Championship.

Kempe with the St. John's Fog Devils.

That following summer, Kempe was drafted 31st overall in the 2006 CHL Import Draft by the St. John's Fog Devils of the QMJHL. Kempe made the trip to North America and cracked the Fog Devils lineup. He was named an assistant captain during his rookie season.

Kempe finished the season tied for 6th among QMJHL rookies in goals and 11th in points, and was voted "Fastest Skater in the Eastern Division".[citation needed] Kempe was ranked 50th among North American prospects on Central Scouting's final report heading into the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.[citation needed] He was chosen in the 5th round, 122nd overall by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Kempe returned to his native Sweden after completing two seasons in the QMJHL. He signed with Rögle BK of Elitserien in the off-season and recorded two goals and eight assists in thirty games-played. After receiving limited ice time during the first half of the year he was traded to Mora IK of the second-highest level league in Sweden. He signed a two-year contract with Djurgården on June 16, 2010.[1]

Following the 2016–17 campaign and after three seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League with HC Vityaz, Kempe left as a free agent and returned to North America in securing a one-year, two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes on May 16, 2017.[2]

Personal[edit]

Kempe's younger brother Adrian, is also a professional hockey player currently with the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Ångermanland TV-Pucken 5 3 2 5 4
2004–05 Ångermanland TV-Pucken 5 2 0 2 12
2004–05 Modo Hockey J18 14 5 7 12 40
2005–06 Modo Hockey J20 36 20 12 32 26
2005–06 Modo Hockey J18 6 4 2 6 29
2006–07 St. John's Fog Devils QMJHL 62 23 19 42 51 4 0 0 0 2
2007–08 St. John's Fog Devils QMJHL 48 25 24 49 36 6 4 3 7 8
2008–09 Rögle BK SEL 30 2 8 10 8
2008–09 Mora IK Swe.1 17 9 3 12 6 3 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 5 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Rögle BK SEL 51 7 11 18 14
2010–11 Djurgårdens IF SEL 54 10 7 17 6 7 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Djurgårdens IF SEL 52 8 7 15 14
2012–13 Modo Hockey SEL 53 15 12 27 12 5 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Modo Hockey SHL 54 9 8 17 18 2 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Vityaz Podolsk KHL 54 13 19 32 52
2015–16 Vityaz Podolsk KHL 56 12 5 17 64
2016–17 Vityaz Podolsk KHL 56 14 20 34 28 4 0 1 1 0
SHL totals 294 51 53 104 72 14 0 0 0 0
KHL totals 166 39 44 83 144 4 0 1 1 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Sweden WJC18 6th 5 0 1 1 27
2008 Sweden WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 11 0 1 1 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rögleforward till Djurgården". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). 2010-06-16. Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Coyotes sign Kempe to one-year contract". Arizona Coyotes. 2017-05-16. Retrieved 2017-05-16. 

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