Jakub Kindl

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Jakub Kindl
Born(1987-02-10) February 10, 1987 (age 25)
Šumperk, Czechoslovakia
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight199 lb (90 kg; 14 st 3 lb)
PositionDefence
ShootsLeft
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Detroit Red Wings
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
NHL Draft19th overall, 2005
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career2006–present
 
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Jakub Kindl
Born(1987-02-10) February 10, 1987 (age 25)
Šumperk, Czechoslovakia
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight199 lb (90 kg; 14 st 3 lb)
PositionDefence
ShootsLeft
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Detroit Red Wings
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
NHL Draft19th overall, 2005
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career2006–present

Jakub Kindl (born February 10, 1987 in Šumperk, Moravia, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey player. Kindl is a member of the Detroit Red Wings organization of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career

Kindl played junior hockey for the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL and then for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. He was drafted in the first round (19th overall) by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2005 NHL Draft.

In the 2005–06 season he played in three games for Grand Rapids. He recorded one assist and two penalty minutes in those games. In the 2007–08 season played 75 games for Grand Rapids. He was called by the Detroit Red Wings as a spare defenceman. When Detroit won the Stanley Cup Kindl was included on the team, even though he had yet to play in the NHL. Detroit also awarded him a Stanley Cup ring. Since Kindl had not played in the NHL his name could not be included on the Stanley Cup.

Kindl made his NHL debut with the Red Wings during the 2009–10 NHL season. Called up as an injury replacement, he eventually appeared in 3 games before returning to Grand Rapids. Kindl scored his first NHL goal against the St. Louis Blues' goaltender Jaroslav Halak on January 20, 2011.

Career statistics

  Regular season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
2002–03HC PardubiceCzech10000
2004–05Kitchener RangersOHL6231114921200022
2005–06Kitchener RangersOHL60124658112510110
2005–06Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL30112
2006–07Kitchener RangersOHL54114455142929118
2006–07Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL70220
2007–08Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL753141782
2008–09Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL786273376102132
2009–10Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL733303359
2009–10Detroit Red WingsNHL30000
2010–11Detroit Red WingsNHL4822436
2010–11Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL81456
2011–12Detroit Red WingsNHL551121325
OHL totals1762610112734626391240
AHL totals237137691225172352
NHL totals1063141761

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Preceded by
Niklas Kronwall
Detroit Red Wings first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Brendan Smith