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Keith Yandle | Defenseman

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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Keith Yandle didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, but he's still expected to play, according to Coyotes coach Dave Tippett.
There was speculation that Yandle might miss Sunday's contest because he was banged up, but he still ended up playing. It sounds like he's less than 100%, but given what happened last time, it seems reasonable to believe he'll play as projected on Tuesday. Nov 18 - 3:04 PM

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In case there were any concerns, Arizona Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle will be able to play against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.

There were murmurs that he was banged up, but apparently not, or at least not enough to keep him out of action.
Nov 16 - 4:04 PM

Keith Yandle had another productive night, scoring a goal and adding two assists on way to beating the Canucks 5-0 on Friday night.

Yandle gave the Coyotes a scare after departing to the dressing room late in the first and returning during the second period, however by then he'd already set up Martin Hanzal's first goal. Yandle would go on to assist on Shane Doan's goal, and score one of his own to cap off the scoring.
Nov 15 - 1:17 AM

Keith Yandle returned to Arizona's bench shortly aftr the second period began.

Yandle returned to the Coyotes bench a few minutes into the start of the second period and appeared no worse for wear. No additional details have been released about the initial cause for concern.
Nov 14 - 11:15 PM

Keith Yandle had a team-high four shots on goal in the Coyotes’ 1-0 loss to the Islanders on Saturday night.

Yandle played 24:18 in the loss. He may be frustrating fantasy owners with just one goal on the year, but Yandle is certainly getting in on the offense. His 53 shots on goal rank eighth in the league, and he also has 10 assists. Oliver Ekman-Larsson also had four shots on net, during 24:51 of ice time.
Nov 8 - 11:13 PM

Keith Yandle picked up an assist in a 3-2 shootout victory over Anaheim.

Yandle hasn't been held off the scoresheet in consecutive games so far this season. That's helped bring him up to 11 points in 13 games. He surpassed the 50-point mark in 2013-14 and he's certainly capable of doing so again.
Nov 8 - 9:35 AM

Keith Yandle is finally taking on a leadership role with the Arizona Coyotes.

The team named him an alternate captain this season and the 28-year-old defenseman has taken the role to heart. "It's one of the first years where I'm one of the older guys," Yandle said. "In years past, you obviously had guys like Mo (Derek Morris) and Adrian Aucoin. You kind of lean on those guys a little more and kind of just try to do a little more listening. I think this year I'm just trying to help out where I can and do what I can to help the team." Yandle is having a nice fantasy season with a goal and nine points in 10 games which ties him for second among defensemen in points. He also has seven power play assists which leads the NHL. He is a top-ten defenseman although his minus-two rating hurts a bit.
Nov 2 - 3:39 AM

Keith Yandle registered an assist in the Coyotes' 2-1 loss on Thursday.

Yandle now has a goal and nine points in nine games. That's good enough to put him in a tie for second place in the defensemen scoring race. He might not finish the season that high in the rankings, but he certainly is one of the league's top offensive defensemen.
Oct 31 - 10:23 AM

Arizona defenseman Keith Yandle continued his torrid pace Tuesday by recording a goal and an assist in a 4-3 loss to the Predators.

Yandle is one of the league's most consistent offensive commodities on the blue line and he has been rewarding his owners with seven points in six contests this year. Martin Erat and Rob Klinkhammer also counted for the Coyotes in the losing effort.
Oct 22 - 12:11 AM

Arizona forwards love playing with Keith Yandle as they know he will get them the puck.

No one knows this better than Mikael Boedker as the winger has been set up by Yandle on 14 of his 58 career goals including a couple of beauties this week. "Sometimes you kind of find yourself in awkward spots just because you know he can get it to you," Boedker said. "That's real important for us as forwards to know he's capable of making those plays. So we just gotta find the open area, and he'll make the very good plays." Yandle had 53 points last season and could surpass that this season as he has four assists in his first four games.
Oct 19 - 5:08 AM

Keith Yandle set up all three goals in the Coyotes' 3-2 overtime win over Los Angeles Saturday.

The offensively gifted defenseman is picking up where he left off last season as he had eight goals and 53 points including 31 points on the power play. He should have been a top-ten pick among defensemen in your fantasy pool this season although last year's poor plus/minus (minus-23) could have put a damper on his fantasy rating.
Oct 12 - 6:30 AM

Keith Yandle is most known for his ability to score from the blue line, and the Coyotes are counting on him to chew up big minutes as well.

He skated 25:20 in Friday night's 3-1 loss to San Jose, but only 2:00 on the powerplay and none on the kill. Obviously he won't play that little with the man advantage during the season, but it's still impressive that he skated over 23 minutes at even strength. He also led the team with five shots, a block, a giveaway, and took a minor for embellishment.
Oct 4 - 1:24 AM

While Keith Yandle has been a standout offensively, he really needs to work on the defensive side of his game.

Yandle led the Coyotes in points this season with 53 and was tied for the NHL lead amongst blueliners with 31 power play points as the Coyotes had the fourth most goals (tied) and the fourth best efficiency rating in the NHL on the pp. But defensively it was a different story as Yandle was a minus-23 this season. here's always that risk-reward factor in it," coach Dave Tippett said. "With Yands, his power-play play this year went to another level, went to a level we hadn't seen before. He took a responsibility for improving our power play and a leadership role and did a very good job. That being said, his defensive play is still — it's inconsistent."
Apr 21 - 8:39 AM

Keith Yandle has been one of the league's most dominant offensive defenseman since the Olympic break.

Yandle has a goal and 11 points in his last 11 games. That gives him eight goals and 49 points in 69 contests, which is good for fourth place in the blueliner scoring race. This is his fourth straight 40-plus point campaign, not counting the shortened season. He established his career-high in 2010-11 with 59 points.
Mar 20 - 10:41 AM

Keith Yandle scored a goal and registered an assist in Phoenix's 2-0 win over Chicago Friday night.

Yandle scored 1:09 into the game and assisted on Radim Vrbata's 5-on-3 power-play goal in the second period. Yandle now has seven goals and 30 assists in 57 games this season. He also has a terrible minus-16 rating. Antoine Vermette on assisted Yandle's goal and extended his point streak to a career-best nine games.
Feb 8 - 2:19 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Antoine Vermette
2Martin Hanzal
3Joe Vitale
4Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Lucas Lessio
6Brandon McMillan
RW1Shane Doan
2Sam Gagner
3B.J. Crombeen
4Tobias Rieder
5David Moss
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5Connor Murphy
6David Schlemko
7Brandon Gormley
8Chris Summers
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk