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Michal Kempný
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Born 8 September 1990 (1990-09-08) (age 29),
Hodonín, Czechoslovakia
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Washington Capitals
HK 36 Skalica
HC Kometa Brno
HC Slavia Praha
Avangard Omsk
Chicago Blackhawks
Ntl. team Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Michal Kempný (born 8 September 1990) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Kempný won the Stanley Cup in 2018 with the Capitals.

Playing careerEdit

Kempný played as a youth in Czech Republic with HC Dyje Břeclav and made his professional debut in the Slovak Extraliga with HK 36 Skalica.[1]

Moving to play more competitively, Kempný played for HC Kometa Brno of the Czech Extraliga.[2]

After seven seasons of professional hockey in the ELH, Kempný was signed by Russian club, Avangard Omsk, to play in the Kontinental Hockey League on 29 April 2015.[3] In the 2015–16 season, he quickly transitioned to become the club's top defenseman, scoring 21 points in 59 games from the blueline.

Upon competing in his first senior international tournament for the Czech Republic at the 2016 IIHF World Championships, on 23 May 2016, Kempný as an undrafted free agent was signed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL.[4] Kempný made his NHL debut on 12 October.[5] He scored the first goal of his NHL career on 30 December against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes[6].

In his first season with the club, he recorded 8 points in 50 games. On 27 May 2017, Kempný, who was set to become a restricted free agent, was re-signed by the club to a one-year extension.[7]

On 19 February 2018, Kempný was traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for the higher of Toronto or Washington's own third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft[8]; the pick would later be dealt and ultimately resulted in the selection of Linus Karlsson by the San Jose Sharks. Kempný scored his first career playoff goal in Game 1 of the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning on a wrist shot from the point.[9] He won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals on June 7, 2018.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 HK 36 Skalica Slovak 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 HC Kometa Brno CZE.1 18 1 0 1 6 14 1 0 1 6
2008–09 SHK Hodonin CZE.2 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 HC Kometa Brno ELH 24 0 0 0 18
2009–10 SK Horácká Slavia Třebíč CZE.1 8 1 0 1 14 11 2 1 3 32
2010–11 HC Kometa Brno ELH 21 0 0 0 14
2010–11 HC Rebel Havlíčkův Brod CZE.1 32 3 4 7 26 14 1 6 7 16
2011–12 HC Kometa Brno ELH 23 1 1 2 14
2011–12 HC Rebel Havlíčkův Brod CZE.1 3 0 0 0 2
2012–13 HC Slavia Praha ELH 51 5 9 14 32 11 1 3 4 12
2013–14 HC Kometa Brno ELH 51 7 8 15 74 18 2 4 6 20
2014–15 HC Kometa Brno ELH 43 8 21 29 94 2 1 0 1 2
2015–16 Avangard Omsk KHL 59 5 16 21 46 11 2 2 4 12
2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 50 2 6 8 22 1 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 31 1 6 7 12
2017–18 Washington Capitals NHL 22 2 1 3 14 24 2 3 5 10
2018–19 Washington Capitals NHL 71 6 19 25 60
KHL totals 59 5 16 21 46 11 2 2 4 12
NHL totals 174 11 32 43 108 25 2 3 5 10

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Czech Republic WJC18-D1 11th 5 0 2 2 0
2010 Czech Republic WJC 7th 6 0 2 2 0
2016 Czech Republic WC 5th 8 0 2 2 10
2016 Czech Republic WCH 6th 3 0 0 0 2
2017 Czech Republic WC 7th 8 2 1 3 12
Junior totals 11 0 4 4 0
Senior totals 19 2 3 5 24

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
NHL
Stanley Cup (Washington Capitals) 2018 [10]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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