|6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
195 lb (89 kg)
|NHL Team||Minnesota Wild|
|Born||May 5, 1990,|
Saskatoon, SK, CAN
|NHL Draft||161st overall, 2009|
|Pro Career||2010 – present|
Darcy Kuemper (also spelled Kümper) (born May 5, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Wild in the sixth round, 161st overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Kuemper played three seasons with the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL, winning the Del Wilson Trophy in the 2010-11 season as the WHL's top goaltender with 45 wins, a goals against average (GAA) of 1.86 and a save percentage of .933.
On May 26, 2011, Kuemper signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild On October 13, 2011, he was loaned to the Ontario Reign of the ECHL. Kuemper was later recalled by the Wild on November 12, 2011.
Kuemper was recalled by the Wild on February 12, 2013. After then-backup goaltender Josh Harding stated that he had been feeling ill symptoms due to complications from his multiple sclerosis treatment, the Wild recalled Kuemper to start in net the same night to relieve Harding and the team's starting goaltender, Niklas Backstrom. Five days later, on February 17, Kuemper made 29 saves on 31 shots to earn his first career NHL win against the Detroit Red Wings.
On May 1, 2013, Kuemper was again recalled by the Wild to serve as a backup for Josh Harding, who was starting as a result of an injury to Niklas Bäckström. On May 7, Kuemper made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut when he replaced Harding, who had suffered a left leg injury in the first period of a game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
In the next season's playoffs, in 2014, Kuemper started in Game 3 of the Wild's Western Conference Quarter-finals matchup against the Colorado Avalanche, replacing Ilya Bryzgalov Kuemper recorded a shutout in the game, and continued to start for the Wild until sustaining an injury in the third period of Game 7 of the same series. Bryzgalov replaced Kuemper again and was credited with the win upon Minnesota's overtime victory later that game. The following season, Kuemper opened as Minnesota's starter with Bryzgalov departed and Harding unable to play. However Kuemper struggled, and Minnesota traded for Devan Dubnyk, who immediately became the starter. Kuemper and Niklas Bäckström finished out the season splitting time as Dubnyk's backup.
|2008-09||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||55||21||25||8||3167||156||3||2.96||.898||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009-10||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||61||28||23||4||3234||147||3||2.73||.908||2||0||2||61||6||0||5.86||.806|
|2010-11||Red Deer Rebels||WHL||62||45||12||5||3685||114||13||1.86||.933||7||4||3||403||19||0||2.83||.896|
|2012-13||Orlando Solar Bears||ECHL||3||0||2||1||184||8||0||2.61||.929||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
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