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Keith Yandle | Defenseman | #3

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 4 (105) / ARI
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Keith Yandle is optimistic and eager to get going for the 2017-18 campaign.
Yandle is looking forward to the upcoming season because the team will have healthy stars Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov back. He also likes that Dale Tallon is back in control of roster decisions. "Having Dale back in charge, I think that was the main thing that got everyone going," Yandle said. "You sense the power over the locker room that Dale can have. It's such a positive thing when you have a guy like Dale Tallon. Everyone respects him and everything he does for the team. Going into the season knowing he has our back, he has the team, and obviously that he hired great coaches too, it's a great thing." Jul 27 - 3:03 PM

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Florida has denied the report that they asked Keith Yandle to waive his no-move clause for the upcoming expansion draft.

According to the Miami Herald's George Richards, the Panthers won't ask the veteran defender to waive his NMC so he will be protected.
Jun 12 - 5:04 PM

The Florida Panthers have reportedly asked Keith Yandle to waive his no-movement clause ahead of this month's expansion draft.

This news is a little surprising considering Yandle signed a long-term, free agent contract with the Panthers last summer. The 30-year-old had five goals and 41 points in 82 games with Florida last season. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman also mentioned the possibility of Vegas selecting Yandle in the expansion draft and trading him to another team. Of course, none of this can happen if Yandle refuses to waive his no-movement clause.
Jun 10 - 7:56 PM

With the helper he picked up in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Bruins, Keith Yandle moves one step closer to another 40-assist campaign.

Mark it now 36 assists and 41 points in 78 games for the Panthers. If he's able to pick up four more helpers, it'll be the second season in a row and the fourth time in his career he's accomplished the feat.
Apr 1 - 4:27 PM

Keith Yandle recorded a pair of assists in a 3-2 loss to Toronto on Tuesday.

Yandle amassed six points, including five helpers, in five games against the Maple Leafs this season. He has 40 points in 76 matches during his first campaign with the Panthers.
Mar 29 - 10:33 AM

Keith Yandle had a goal and a helper in Tuesday's 7-2 destruction of the Maple Leafs.

His fourth goal of the season and his first since Jan. 11 was the only score in the third period. Yandle, who has 35 points in 68 games, produced just four helpers over 12 games going into Tuesday's contest.
Mar 15 - 10:19 AM

Keith Yandle earned a pair of helpers in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Edmonton.

Yandle now has 400 points in his career. He has accounted for six assists in the past eight games to give him 31 points on the season through 59 contests.
Feb 23 - 9:00 AM

Thanks to the assist he picked up, Keith Yandle now has points in three of his last five games.

He now had five points, all assists, over that span as well. For the season, Yandle now has 25 assists and 28 points in 54 games.
Feb 11 - 8:47 PM

On Thursday the NHL fined Keith Yandle $2,000 for breaking Rule 64 diving/embellishment.

This is the second time Yandle has been cited for the infraction, with the initial going un-penalized per the CBA agreement. Players can be fined up to $5,000 for diving/embellishment, but only triggered at the fifth citation. You can check out the video and a bit more explanation in the link below.
Source: NHL
Feb 9 - 2:18 PM

Keith Yandle leads Florida's defensemen with 20 assists and 23 points this season.

"He's fit in terrific," said Panthers GM and interim coach Tom Rowe. "He's such a positive influence on our young guys and in our locker room in general. We targeted him as our No. 1 free agent signing [because we] thought he'd really complement our forwards." Unfortunately, injuries to top forwards on the team have hurt his fantasy value, but he still has done well considering the circumstances.
Jan 23 - 10:17 AM

Keith Yandle scored his third goal of the season Wednesday in a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders.

He opened the scoring early in the first period for his first marker since Dec. 20. Yandle, who has 20 points in 43 contests, has two points in his last two appearances.
Jan 12 - 7:56 AM

Keith Yandle skated in his 700th career game Wednesday night.

He also owns the NHL's longest active iron-man streak with 590 consecutive games played. Unfortunately, Wednesday's contest was a forgettable one for Yandle after he posted a minus-3 rating in a 4-1 loss to Winnipeg. It also snapped a three-game point streak for the defenseman.
Jan 5 - 8:50 AM

Keith Yandle picked up a power-play helper during Thursday's 3-2 OT loss to the Canadiens.

He has accounted for a point in three of his last five games, with a goal and two assist in that span. Yandle's now up to 15 assists and 17 points in 37 games this season.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:11:00 AM

Keith Yandle did not miss any games despite sustaining a foot injury last week.

Yandle's Ironman streak is still intact. Yandle has now played in 580 consecutive NHL games (tied for ninth in NHL history) which is remarkable given he is a defensemen who are generally more prone to injury. Hats off to Yandle.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 10:11:00 AM

It was thought that Keith Yandle could miss two weeks after a shot hit his foot on Monday, but he ended up logging 23:57 of ice time on Tuesday versus Philadelphia.

"He played unbelievable," interim coach Tom Rowe said. "That shows you how tough he is, mentally and physically. ... Our trainers deserve a lot of credit for getting him ready. Dave DiNapoli, Tim Witner, and Tommy Alvo, that's a phenomenal medical staff. They had him in the lineup and that's a big help. It's great for the young kids to see that. In a game where he could have mailed in easily and nobody would have said a word, but that's the kind of teammate he is." Yandle has suited up in 578 consecutive games over the last 7 1/2 years.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 08:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Derek MacKenzie
5Curtis Valk
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jared McCann
3Denis Malgin
4Micheal Haley
5Henrik Haapala
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Evgeny Dadonov
3Colton Sceviour
4Maxim Mamin
5Jayce Hawryluk
6Owen Tippett
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Michael Matheson
3Keith Yandle
4Jason Demers
5Mark Pysyk
6Alex Petrovic
7Ian McCoshen
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer