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Keith Yandle | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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Keith Yandle had three assists in the Rangers' 7-2 victory over Anaheim.
Yandle had been limited to one point in nine contests with the New York Rangers prior to that game. He was acquired from the Arizona Coyotes on March 1. "The last week or so, it's getting more and more comfortable for me," Yandle said, referring to playing with the Rangers. "(I'm) finding my role and staying with it and helping the team win. Points, as long as you're winning, it doesn't really matter too much." Mar 23 - 10:01 AM

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Keith Yandle netted a goal for the Rangers on Saturday night in their 2-0 win over the Sabres.

The goal is Yandle’s first point in six games since being traded to New York. He also had six shots on net in 18:34. Yandle is among the best offensive-minded blueliners in the game, but even the best players take time to adjust to their new surroundings and teammates’ tendencies. On the year, he has five goals and 37 assists, so clearly his game is more about creating space and setting up offense. Martin St. Louis got the empty-net goal, and also assisted on Yandle’s marker. Chris Kreider picked up the other assist.
Mar 14 - 9:55 PM

Keith Yandle is adjusting to his new New York Ranger teammates.

Yandle was acquired a couple of weeks ago and while he has played alongside Kevin Klein so far, Klein is out of action for three-four weeks so Yandle will have to adjust again. "It’s a feeling-out process, getting used to the style of play and trying to learn where guys are on the ice, where they like the puck and where they want the puck," Yandle said. "It’s different coming into a situation where it’s such a good team. I’m trying to find my place and role on the team and trying to get comfortable with the situation after being in Phoenix for a while."
Source: NY Post
Mar 14 - 8:47 AM

Keith Yandle is starting to settle in with the New York Rangers and coach Alain Vigneault could not be happier.

Yandle was acquired eight days ago and is playing with Kevin Klein on the third unit, giving the Rangers a solid blueline. "I figured that adding Yandle to our group was going to make us a better group," Vigneault said. "I just think as a group, we’ve played some good hockey against two very good teams. I know having Keith there is helping our group, but I couldn’t be specific on the individual impact it has had." Yandle has yet to get a point in two games with the Rangers but had four goals and 41 points with Arizona before the deal.
Source: NY Post
Mar 8 - 9:07 AM

Defenseman Keith Yandle turned in an effective debut with the New York Rangers Monday night as he and his new team defeated the visiting Nashville Predators 4-1.

Yandle, traded along with Chris Summers from Arizona Sunday for Anthony Duclair, John Moore, and two draft choices, logged 19:41 of ice time against the Preds. Despite not having a chance to practice with the Rangers, Yandle made good decisions with the puck, got three shots on net and had one steal. He was given time alongside both Kevin Klein and Dan Boyle.
Mar 2 - 11:01 PM

Keith Yandle will make his New York Ranger debut Monday night against the Nashville Predators.

After being traded from Arizona one day earlier, Yandle will suit up for the Blue Shirts Monday night. Yandle is a top fantasy defenseman and will have a chance to boost his value coming to a much improved Rangers roster. He has four goals and 41 points this season and although he has a league worst minus 32 rating, that has mostly been a result of playing for the Coyotes. Enjoy the ride if you own Yandle on your fantasy team.
Mar 2 - 5:12 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have retained half of Keith Yandle's remaining salary and cap hit.

That will help the New York Rangers stay under the cap in 2015-16. Yandle comes with a $5.3 million annual cap hit, which means that the Rangers will only be penalized for $2.65 million of it next season. The Rangers had to give up Anthony Duclair, John Moore, a conditional 2016 first-round pick, and a 2015 third-rounder to get Yandle and Chris Summers.
Mar 2 - 8:37 AM

The New York Rangers have acquired Keith Yandle, Chris Summers and a 4th round pick from the Arizona Coyotes for prospect Anthony Duclair, John Moore, a first round pick in 2016 and a 2nd round pick in 2015.

This is a blockbuster deal and a huge acquisition for the Rangers. Yandle, 28, is a highly-regarded offensive defenseman who has spent his entire career with the Coyotes to this point. He has four goals, 41 points and a minus-32 rating on a bad Arizona team. He is on pace to hit the 50-point mark for the third time in his career. The Coyotes are believed to be retaining 50 percent of Yandle's salary. He has one year remaining on his contract after this season.
Mar 1 - 4:35 PM

According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, the New York Rangers are deep into trade discussions with Arizona to acquire Keith Yandle.

This would be a huge deal if it eventually gets done. The NHL trade deadline is set for tomorrow at 3:00 PM EST and there is no guarantee that a deal will get done by then. McKenzie also believes that the Coyotes would want prospect Anthony Duclair, a first round draft pick and maybe more for Yandle's services.
Mar 1 - 4:09 PM

The Arizona Coyotes might be open to trading Keith Yandle before the deadline.

Of course, Yandle has been the subject of trade rumors before, but there are a couple reasons why things might be different now. For one, Yandle only has the rest of this campaign and 2015-16 left on his five-year contract and Oliver Ekman-Larsson's rise as an all-star defenseman would make the loss of Yandle easier to swallow. As far as the latter point goes, Yandle and Ekman-Larsson would both agree that they complement each other's game.
Feb 12 - 8:51 AM

Keith Yandle had an assist on Oliver Ekman-Larsson's goal and now has a six game scoring streak.

Yandle has been an assist machine this season with 34 helpers, which is tied for sixth in the NHL. He leads all defensemen in the category. Yandle has 12 assists in his last 11 games. There has been a lot of speculation of late that he may be headed elsewhere at or before the trade deadline but that has obviously not affected his play.
Feb 8 - 7:59 AM

Keith Yandle recorded an assist in a 2-1 shootout defeat Thursday night.

Yandle extended his point streak to five contests. He has four goals and 37 points in 52 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 6 - 9:15 AM

Keith Yandle is tied for fourth place on the Coyotes' all-time points list for a defenseman.

Yandle has 306 career points and is tied with Randy Carlyle. Yandle's only been held off the scoresheet once in his last nine games, so it probably won't be long before he breaks that tie. The Coyotes all-time points leader among blueliners is Teppo Numminen with 534.
Feb 5 - 8:52 AM

Keith Yandle extended his point streak to four games on Tuesday.

Yandle collected two assists in a 4-1 win against Columbus. He has four goals and 36 points in 51 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 4 - 5:01 AM

Keith Yandle had two assists in a 3-2 win against Montreal on Sunday.

Yandle is on a three-game point streak and has recorded at least a point in seven of his last eight contests. He has four goals and 34 points in 50 contests in 2014-15. That's good enough to put him in a tie with Shea Weber for eighth place in the defensemen scoring race.
Feb 2 - 8:44 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Carl Hagelin
4James Sheppard
5Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Jesper Fast
4Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Daniel Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Matt Hunwick
8Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cam Talbot