Michal Kempny

Washington Capitals
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Fantasy Summary

Good top fur defensemen


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 10
Country CZE
Position D
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 8, 1990
Height 6‘0”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

Observations:

December 2017- Kempny remains in the NHL with Chicago but hasn’t seen action in a month. He will be fighting with Jordan Oesterle and Ville Pokka to take the spot vacated by an injured Cody Franson. Tony Carr

October 2017- Kempny seems to have found his place on the Blackhawks roster, appearing in all regular season games to date. His consistent play this year could be due to the fact he has a full season in the NHL under his belt. Don’t expect big numbers on offence, but he has relevance in leagues that track hits and blocks. Tony Carr

 

January 2017- Kempny has spent his entire first season in the NHL with the Blackhawks. While the transition to the North American game has had its ups and downs, overall Kempny has played solid hockey and seems to be gaining confidence with every game. His offence should pick up as the season goes on.~Tony Carr

May 2016 – Kempny was signed as a free agent after an impressive season with Avangard Omsk of the KHL that saw him notch five goals and 16 assists to lead all defensemen in team scoring. The 25 year-old had a lot of interest from other NHL teams but Chicago presented an intriguing opportunity with a chance at immediate playing time. Perhaps he tuned into the Blackhawks’ first round defeat to the Blues and saw the team’s glaring lack of depth at the position. He is highly regarded by the Czech National program, as he was part of the initial announcement for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey and served as an alternate captain at the recent IIHF World Championships.   

Kempny is a well-rounded defenseman who can hold his own at both ends of the ice. He is slightly undersized and will be the smallest d-man on the roster as it stands now. Still, he is a mobile skater who can make the key first pass to the Blackhawks’ high flying forwards. It goes without saying that there is fantasy potential as soon as next season on this talent-laden roster, and Kempny will be someone to monitor in training camp. He has been compared by scouts to fellow Czech native Marek Zidlicky who provided us owners with plenty of fantasy goodness in his prime. Matt Donohue


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2005-2006 HK Skalica U18 Slovakia U18 42 1 5 6 24 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2006-2007 HK Skalica U18 Slovakia U18 50 6 14 20 40 |          
  HK Skalica U20 Slovakia U20 7 0 0 0 4 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
 2007-2008 HK Skalica U18 Slovakia U18 14 5 12 17 36 |          
  HK Skalica U20 Slovakia U20 37 1 13 14 68 |          
  HK Skalica Slovakia 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Czech Republic U18 WJC-18 D1 5 0 2 2 0 |          
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 15 0 3 3 12 |          
 2008-2009 HC Kometa Brno U20 Czech U20 23 2 5 7 91 |          
  HC Kometa Brno Czech2 18 1 0 1 6 | Playoffs 14 1 0 1
  SHK Hodonin Czech3 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 7 0 2 2 6 |          
 2009-2010 HC Kometa Brno U20 Czech U20 8 2 1 3 34 |          
  HC Kometa Brno Czech 24 0 0 0 18 | Relegation 5 1 0 1
  SK Horacka Slavia Trebic Czech2 8 1 0 1 14 | Playoffs 11 2 1 3 32 
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 6 0 2 2 0 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 9 0 2 2 4 |          
 2010-2011 HC Kometa Brno U20 Czech U20 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  HC Kometa Brno Czech 21 0 0 0 14 | Relegation 3 0 1 1
  BK Havlickuv Brod Czech2 32 3 4 7 26 | Playoffs 14 1 6 7 16 
 2011-2012 HC Kometa Brno ET 8 1 1 2 12 |          
  HC Kometa Brno U20 Czech U20 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2
  HC Kometa Brno Czech 23 1 1 2 14 |          
  BK Havlickuv Brod Czech2 3 0 0 0 2 |          
 2012-2013 HC Slavia Praha Czech 51 5 9 14 32 | Playoffs 11 1 3 4 12 
 2013-2014 HC Kometa Brno Czech 51 7 8 15 74 | Playoffs 18 2 4 6 20 
  HC Kometa Brno ET 8 2 0 2 32 |          
 2014-2015 HC Kometa Brno Czech 43 8 21 29 94 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1
  Czech Republic EHT 12 0 2 2 6 |          
  Czech Republic (all) International 14 0 2 2 10 |          
 2015-2016 Avangard Omsk KHL 59 5 16 21 46 | Playoffs 11 2 2 4 12 
  Czech Republic EHT 12 1 4 5 6 |          
  Czech Republic WC 8 0 2 2 10 |          
  Czech Republic (all) International 24 1 10 11 18 |          
 2016-2017 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 50 2 6 8 22 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Czech Republic WCup 3 0 0 0 2 |          
  Czech Republic EHT 2 1 2 3 2 |          
  Czech Republic WC 8 2 1 3 12 |          
  Czech Republic (all) International 16 4 5 9 18 |          
 2017-2018 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 31 1 6 7 12 |          
  Washington Capitals NHL 22 2 1 3 14 | Playoffs 24 2 3 5 10 
 2018-2019 Washington Capitals NHL 56 5 13 18 48 |          

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