Keith Yandle
Keith Yandle Coyotes practice
Position Defense
Shoots Left
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
NHL Team Phoenix Coyotes
Born September 5 1986 (1986-09-05) (age 33),
Boston, MA, USA
NHL Draft 105th overall, 2005
Phoenix Coyotes
Pro Career 2006 – present

Keith Yandle (born September 5, 1986) is an American ice hockey defenseman and alternate captain for the National Hockey League's Phoenix Coyotes.

Playing careerEdit


Yandle attended Cushing Academy where he was close friends with Chris Bourque, the dynamic duo even did a two man show in 2003, and was slated to attend the University of New Hampshire where his brother Brian played from 2002–06. However, Yandle decided to forgo his college eligibility and instead decided to play for the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). Playing in 66 games in 2005–06, he tallied 25 goals and 59 assists for 84 points. The Wildcats won the QMJHL championship and Yandle took home the league's Emile Bouchard Trophy (best defenseman) and Telus Trophy (defensive player of the year).


He appeared in his first NHL game on October 11, 2006 against the Detroit Red Wings and logged 20 minutes of ice time in the game.[1]

In the 2007–08 season he participated in the AHL All-Star Game as a member of the PlanetUSA team.

In his first playoff game on April 14, 2010, Yandle scored the first goal for the Coyotes against the Red Wings to tie the game at 1-1. He would later add an assist and be named one of the game's three stars.[2]

He was named to the 2011 NHL All Star game as a replacement for Tobias Enstrom.[3]

Shortly after free agency began on July 1, 2011, Yandle signed a five-year contract extension with the Coyotes that will reportedly earn him more than $26 million.[4]

Career statistics Edit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06Moncton WildcatsQMJHL66255984109216142036
2006–07San Antonio RampageAHL696273397
2006–07Phoenix CoyotesNHL70228
2007–08San Antonio RampageAHL30114158050008
2007–08Phoenix CoyotesNHL43571214
2008–09Phoenix CoyotesNHL694263037
2009–10Phoenix CoyotesNHL821229414572354
2010–11Phoenix CoyotesNHL821148596840550
NHL totals 283 32 112 144 172 11 2 8 10 4


Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2010 United States WC 6 1 3 4 0
Senior int'l totals 6 1 3 4 0


External linksEdit

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