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Fantasy Summary

Good top fur defensemen


Observations

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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

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

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2005-2006 HK Skalica U18Slovakia U1842 1 56 24|Playoffs2 0 00
 2006-2007 HK Skalica U18Slovakia U1850 6 1420 40|        
  HK Skalica U20Slovakia U207 0 00 4|Playoffs1 0 00
 2007-2008 HK Skalica U18Slovakia U1814 5 1217 36|        
  HK Skalica U20Slovakia U2037 1 1314 68|        
  HK SkalicaSlovakia1 0 00 0|        
  Czech Republic U18WJC-18 D15 0 22 0|        
  Czech Republic U18 (all)International-Jr15 0 33 12|        
 2008-2009 HC Kometa Brno U20Czech U2023 2 57 91|        
  HC Kometa BrnoCzech218 1 01 6|Playoffs14 1 01
  SHK HodoninCzech31 0 00 0|        
  Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr7 0 22 6|        
 2009-2010 HC Kometa Brno U20Czech U208 2 13 34|        
  HC Kometa BrnoCzech24 0 00 18|Relegation5 1 01
  SK Horacka Slavia TrebicCzech28 1 01 14|Playoffs11 2 13 32 
  Czech Republic U20WJC-206 0 22 0|        
  Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr9 0 22 4|        
 2010-2011 HC Kometa Brno U20Czech U201 0 00 0|        
  HC Kometa BrnoCzech21 0 00 14|Relegation3 0 11
  BK Havlickuv BrodCzech232 3 47 26|Playoffs14 1 67 16 
 2011-2012 HC Kometa BrnoET8 1 12 12|        
  HC Kometa Brno U20Czech U200 0 00 0|Playoffs3 0 22
  HC Kometa BrnoCzech23 1 12 14|        
  BK Havlickuv BrodCzech23 0 00 2|        
 2012-2013 HC Slavia PrahaCzech51 5 914 32|Playoffs11 1 34 12 
 2013-2014 HC Kometa BrnoCzech51 7 815 74|Playoffs18 2 46 20 
  HC Kometa BrnoET8 2 02 32|        
 2014-2015 HC Kometa BrnoCzech43 8 2129 94|Playoffs2 1 01
  Czech RepublicEHT12 0 22 6|        
  Czech Republic (all)International14 0 22 10|        
 2015-2016 Avangard OmskKHL59 5 1621 46|Playoffs11 2 24 12 
  Czech RepublicEHT12 1 45 6|        
  Czech RepublicWC8 0 22 10|        
  Czech Republic (all)International24 1 1011 18|        
 2016-2017 Chicago BlackhawksNHL50 2 68 22|Playoffs1 0 00
  Czech RepublicWCup3 0 00 2|        
  Czech RepublicEHT2 1 23 2|        
  Czech RepublicWC8 2 13 12|        
  Czech Republic (all)International16 4 59 18|        
 2017-2018 Chicago BlackhawksNHL31 1 67 12|        
  Washington CapitalsNHL22 2 13 14|Playoffs24 2 35 10 
 2018-2019 Washington CapitalsNHL71 6 1925 60|        
 2019-2020 Washington CapitalsNHL58 3 1518 22|Playoffs5 0 11
 2020-2021 Washington CapitalsNHL- - -- -|        

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