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Keith Yandle
Keith Yandle
Number: 3
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 196
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 9, 1986  (Age 29)
Birthplace: Boston, MA, United States
Acquired: Phoenix's 3rd choice (4th round, 105th overall) in the 2005 Entry Draft
Drafted: PHX / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 4th (105th overall)
2013-14 Highlights
Appeared in all 82 games and extended his consecutive games played streak to 385 games (fourth among active players heading into 2014-15)...Served as an alternate captain for the fourth straight season...Led the Coyotes in scoring and ranked tied for fifth among NHL defensemen with 8-45-53...He was one of four NHL defensemen to lead his team in scoring (Karlsson – OTT, Weber – NSH, Kronwall – DET)...His 45 assists ranked third among NHL defensemen and tied for 13th overall in the NHL...He led all NHL blue liners in power-play assists (28) and was tied for the most power-play points (31)... Only four other NHL players (Backstrom – WSH, Ovechkin – WSH, Crosby – PIT, Giroux, PHI) had more power-play points... Finished second on the team in TOI/game (24:08) and shifts/game (27.3)...Led the team in power-play TOI...Finished second on the team in shots (241) and ranked third among NHL defensemen...Had 13 multi-point games...Recorded 1-1-2 at LAK, Mar. 17...Posted 0-2-2 vs. CGY, Mar. 15...Recorded 0-2-2 and his 200th career assist at WSH, Mar. 8...Posted 1-1-2 vs. CHI, Feb. 7...Recorded a five-game point streak (0-6-6) from Jan. 14-22...Notched 2-1-3, including the GWG, vs. EDM, Dec. 31...Had 1-1-2 vs. NYI, Dec. 12...Dished out two assists at CHI, Nov. 14...Had two assists vs. WSH, Nov. 9... Posted a five-game point streak (1-8-9) from Oct. 22-31.

2012-13 Highlights
Appeared in all 48 games and extended his consecutive games played streak to 311 games (sixth among active players)... Named an alternate captain for the third consecutive season...Led the Coyotes in scoring and ranked tied for fourth in the NHL among defensemen in points with 10-20-30...His 10 goals tied for third among NHL defensemen...Led the team and was tied for fourth among NHL defensemen with five power-play goals...His three GWGs were tied for the team lead and ranked tied for second among NHL defensemen...Led the team in shots (130) and ranked second among NHL defensemen...Led the team and all NHL defensemen in home scoring with 8-15-23...His 54 penalty minutes led the team... Had six multi-point games...Recorded two assists in the regular season finale at ANA, Apr. 27...Matched a season high with three assists vs. COL, Apr. 26...Scored the GWG on the power play vs. SJS, Apr. 24...Scored a goal at CGY, Apr. 12... Notched two assists vs. DET, Apr. 4...Scored two goals including the GWG vs. LAK, Apr. 2...Notched the GWG at NSH, Mar. 28...Scored a PPG vs. STL, Mar. 7...Had a PPG vs. ANA, Mar. 4...Scored a goal vs. MIN, Feb. 28...Had a season-high 30:21 TOI at EDM, Feb. 23...Posted the GWG vs. CGY, Feb. 18...Registered three assists and a season-high nine shots vs. CBJ, Feb. 16...Scored a goal and had a pair of assists on Jan. 28 vs. NSH.

2011-12 Highlights
Appeared in all 82 games for the third consecutive season for PHX…Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 11-32-43…His 43 points ranked 14th among NHL defensemen…Led the team in TOI/g (22:20) and ranked second on the team in assists (32), power-play assists (11) and power-play TOI/g (3:27)…2012 NHL All-Star…Had seven multi-point games…Scored a goal at STL, Apr. 6…Collected his 30th assist of the season vs. SJS, Mar. 10…Scored his ninth goal of the season at CBJ, Mar. 6…Four-game assist streak from Feb. 23-Mar. 1…Netted a goal at DAL, Feb. 7…Collected 0-2-2 vs. COL, Jan. 16…Collected an assist and was a plus-3 vs. NYI, Jan. 7…Posted a four-game point streak (2-2-4) from Dec. 3-8…Netted the GWG at NSH, Dec. 6…Collected 0-2-2 vs. DAL, Nov. 26…Recorded 1-1-2 vs. ANA, Nov. 23…Collected 0-2-2 at BUF, Nov. 19…Collected 0-2-2 vs. NJD, Oct. 27…Recorded 1-1-2 at ANA, Oct. 23…Skated in a career high 31:04 TOI and had two assists at SJS, Oct. 8…2012 Playoffs: Ranked second on the team in postseason scoring with 1-8-9…Led the team in assists (8) and plus/minus (plus-5)…Registered 1-1-2 in five games of the WCF against LAK…Scored a goal in Game 5 of the WCF vs. LAK, May 22…Collected two assists in the WCSF against NSH…Collected five assists in the WCQF against CHI…Picked up two assists in Game 2 vs. CHI, Apr. 12.

2010-11 Highlights
Appeared in all 82 games for the second consecutive season for PHX…Posted career highs in assists (48), points (59) and penalty minutes (68)…2011 NHL All-Star…Led the team in assists and was second among all NHL defensemen in assists…Third among all NHL defensemen in scoring…Ranked first on the team in TOI/g (24:22) and was second on the team in blocked shots (103) and penalty minutes (68)…Ranked third on the team in plus/minus (plus-12) and SOG (199)…Tied for the team lead in power-play points (3-23-26)…His 24 power-play assists ranked sixth best in the NHL among defensemen and his 26 power-play points were eighth best…Had 11 multi-point games…Posted a team season-high plus-4 rating at ANA, Mar. 13…Skated 30:06 vs. VAN, Mar. 8…Skated 30:24 vs. DET, Mar. 5…Scored 10th goal of the season at CHI, Feb. 27…Matched a career high with three assists vs. ATL, Feb. 17…Recorded a career high 10-game point streak (3-12-15) from at CBJ, Jan. 11 to at SJS, Feb. 1…Had career high nine-game assist streak (0-12-12) from at CBJ, Jan. 11 to at COL, Jan. 26…Named the NHL’s Second Star of the Month for Jan. (3-14-17)…Set new career high in assists (30) vs. NSH, Jan. 18…Posted sixth career three-point game (1-2-3) vs. TOR, Jan. 13…Tallied three assists vs. LAK, Dec. 29…Posted a career high nine shots vs. FLA, Dec. 4…Skated a career high 30:38 vs. FLA, Dec. 4…2011 Playoffs: Had a team-high five assists in four WCQF games vs. DET…Averaged a team leading 25:50 TOI/g…Recorded three assists in Game 2 of the WCQF at DET on Apr. 16.

2009-10 Highlights
Set new career highs in goals (12), assists (29), points (41), games played (82), penalty minutes (45) and plus/minus (plus-16)…Led all Coyotes defensemen in scoring…Ranked 23rd in scoring among all NHL defensemen…One of four Coyotes players to appear in all 82 regular season games…Finished with 10 multi-point games…Recorded two assists vs. EDM, Apr. 3…Collected a goal and two assists in 4-3 SO loss at NSH, Mar. 25…Scored two goals in win at DET for his first career multi-goal game, Jan. 26…Scored the GWG in 3-2 win vs. LAK, Dec. 26…Tied career high with three assists at TOR, Dec. 16…Scored the GWG vs. PHI, Nov. 21…Collected a career high three assists in win at CBJ, Oct. 28…Registered a goal and an assist for his first points of the season in win vs. BOS, Oct. 17…2010 Playoffs: Appeared in all seven playoff games vs. DET…Recorded 2-3-5 to rank tied for second on the team in postseason scoring…Collected two assists in Game 6 win at DET, Apr. 25…Scored a goal in Game 2 vs. DET, Apr. 16…Scored a goal and added an assist while making his playoff debut in a Game 1 win vs. DET, Apr. 14.

2008-09 Highlights
Appeared in 69 games with PHX, recording 4-26-30 and 37 penalty minutes…Set career highs in games played (69), assists (26), points (30) and PIM (37)…Ranked second among Coyotes defensemen in scoring and ranked third on the team in power-play points (1-12-13)…Finished with four multi-point games…Registered two assists vs. ANA, Apr. 11…Recorded a two-game goal streak (2-0-2) from Jan. 18-20…Collected 1-1-2 at VAN, Jan. 15…Logged a season-high 23:59 TOI and recorded an assist at STL, Dec. 6…Set a new career high by recording his 13th point (assist) at LAK, Dec. 2…Put together a career high three-game point streak (0-3-3) from Nov. 15-21…Had two assists in win vs. FLA, Nov. 8…Scored a goal in season-opening win vs. CBJ, Oct. 11.

2007-08 Highlights
Appeared in 43 games with PHX, recording 5-7-12 and 14 penalty minutes…Ranked second among Coyotes rookies in PP goals (4)…Also played in 30 games with San Antonio (AHL) and finished with 1-14-15 and 80 penalty minutes…Re-joined the Rampage for the Calder Cup playoffs and appeared in five contests…Appeared in 27 of the Coyotes’ final 31 games…Recorded a season-high 24:22 TOI vs. SJS, Mar. 25…Notched his first career multi-point game with a goal and an assist as well as a season-high six shots vs. LAK, Mar. 20…Collected a point in back-to-back games with an assist vs. OTT (Mar. 8) and a goal vs. ANA (Mar. 11)…Made his first career penalty shot attempt vs. NSH, Feb. 10 (no goal)…Scored a goal and logged 15:00 TOI at VAN, Jan. 11…Scored his first career NHL goal in a 3-2 win at PHI, Dec. 18…Made his season debut with the Coyotes at NYR, Dec. 16…Recalled from San Antonio (AHL), Dec. 10…Ranked second among Rampage defensemen in points (13) and assists (12) at time of recall.

2006-07 Highlights
Appeared in seven games with PHX, collecting two assists…Had an assist in 18:09 TOI at EDM, Oct. 23…Picked up his first NHL point (assist) at NSH, Oct. 14…Made his NHL debut at DET, Oct. 11, notching 19:57 TOI…Reassigned to San Antonio (AHL) on Oct. 30…Played in 66 games for the Rampage, recording 6-27-33 and 97 PIM…Led all Rampage defensemen in points (33), assists (27) and tied for first in goals (6)…Ranked third on the team in penalty minutes (97)…Represented San Antonio at the AHL All-Star Game.

2005-06 Highlights
Recorded 25-59-84 and 109 penalty minutes in 66 games for Moncton (QMJHL)…Named Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year…Honored with Emile Bouchard Trophy as QMJHL’s Best Defenseman and Telus Trophy as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year…Named to QMJHL First All-Star Team…Led all CHL defensemen in scoring and ranked second in assists (59) and tied for second in goals (25)…Led QMJHL defensemen in assists and points while tied for second in goals, tied for third in PPGS (15), and fourth in plus/minus (plus-50)…Ranked second overall on Moncton in assists and third in points…Honored as QMJHL Defensive Player of the Month for November…Named QMJHL Defensive Player of the Week three times during season…Led Moncton to first-place finish in QMJHL and to Memorial Cup final…Scored three goals in five games during Memorial Cup, including two goals in the championship game.

2004-05 Highlights
Named New England prep school First Team All-Star at Cushing Academy.

International Career
2010: Represented the United States at the IIHF World Championship in Germany...Recorded 1-3-4 in six games to rank tied for third on the team in scoring...Also ranked tied for third in scoring among all defensemen in the tournament.
Nickname is “Yans” ... Favorite player growing up was Ray Bourque...Credits his father for having the greatest impact on his hockey career...Enjoys playing golf in his spare time...Would like to be a fire fighter if he weren’t a hockey player...Favorite non-hockey sports team is the Boston Red Sox...Other favorites include: chicken parmesan (food); “Modern Family” (TV show); and “The Town” (movie)...First job was as a paper boy...Keith and his wife Kristyn have two daughters: Mila and Lola.
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