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Keith Yandle | Defenseman

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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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

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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

Keith Yandle has bounced back from a particularly rough stretch.

Yandle had a minus-10 rating over the Coyotes' recent four-game losing streak, but he's followed it up with three points in his last two contests. "When I'm trying to do too much, I"m probably not at my best," he said. "I feel like I've been simplifying a little bit, just trying to make little plays and trying not to get myself into trouble and just trying to do what I can to help my team win." The Coyotes lean heavily on Yandle, who averages 24:02 minutes per game.
Jan 20 - 9:41 AM

Keith Yandle is on a three-game point streak.

Yandle has six goals and 32 points in 48 games this season. He ranks ninth in the defenseman scoring race.
Jan 19 - 11:11 AM

Keith Yandle ended a four-game point drought on Tuesday.

Yandle has six goals and 29 points in 46 games this season. He's also seen his plus/minus rating plummet from minus-three to minus-13 in the span of just four contests. Phoenix has been fading lately, so naturally that's going to impact his rating.
Jan 15 - 10:22 AM

Team USA will not include Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle.

Yandle ranks third among American-born defensemen with 27 points in 39 games. Although the decision was likely made at that point, Yandle was particularly impressive on Tuesday when he scored the game-winning goal in the dying seconds of overtime to lift the Coyotes above the Oilers.
Jan 1 - 5:10 PM

Keith Yandle scored two goals, including the game-winner with 6.5 seconds left in overtime, and set up the game-tying goal as the Coyotes roared by from another multi-goal deficit and beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 Tuesday night.

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle has endured a few sleepless nights in the days leading up to the selection of the United States' roster for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. He used Tuesday night to make a final impression. He now has six goals and 21 assists in 39 games this season. Mikkel Boedker and Tim Kennedy also scored for the Coyotes.
Jan 1 - 5:50 AM

Keith Yandle recorded an assist on Saturday.

Yandle has four goals and 24 points in 38 games this season. Not counting the shortened campaign, he should be able to reach the 40-point mark for the fourth straight season.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Keith Yandle was the only player to beat Karri Ramo in Phoenix' 4-1 loss to Calgary Wednesday evening.

Yandle now has three goals and 16 assists in 28 games. He probably would like to improve his awful 4.4 shooting percentage. Shane Doan and Antoine Vermette assisted the lone goal for the Coyotes.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 04:11:00 AM

Keith Yandle registered an assist on Tuesday.

Yandle had his five-game point streak snapped on Saturday, but he wasted no time getting back on the scoresheet. He's tied for third among NHL defensemen with 12 points in 16 games this season.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Keith Yandle scored his first goal of the season on Saturday in the Coyotes 5-4 win over Edmonton.

Yandle's goal was on the power play and also picked up his seventh assist of the season. The Phoenix blueliners scored four times Saturday with Oliver Ekman-Larsson, David Schlemko and Michael Stone also finding the back of the net.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 09:53:00 AM

Keith Yandle notched three assists in the Coyotes 5-4 shootout loss to Colorado in their home finale Friday night.

With both teams already eliminated from the playoffs, the players still put on a good show for the 16,000 plus fans in Glendale. For those with fantasy interest in Friday’s game, Yandle continued to build on a comeback season after taking a step back during his 2011-12 campaign.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 07:50:00 AM

Keith Yandle scored the tying goal late in the third period but Phoenix could only grab one point from Calgary as they lost 3-2 in overtime in Friday night’s thriller.

It was Yandle’s ninth goal of the year and first point in three games. He has 24 points in 41 games but must pick it up with the rest of his teammates if they hope to extend their season.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 04:21:00 AM

Keith Yandle and David Schlemko played on Saturday despite suffering from flu-like symptoms.

The flu bug is going through the Phoenix dressing room as Jason LaBarbera was another player affected. The Coyotes recalled David Rundblad and Alexandre Bolduc for precautionary reasons in case someone is unable to go Monday.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 09:53:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sam Gagner
2Antoine Vermette
3Martin Hanzal
4Joe Vitale
5Kyle Chipchura
LW1Mikkel Boedker
2Lauri Korpikoski
3Martin Erat
4Rob Klinkhammer
5Brandon McMillan
6Max Domi
RW1Shane Doan
2B.J. Crombeen
3David Moss
4Alexandre Bolduc
5Jordan Szwarz
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Keith Yandle
3Zbynek Michalek
4Michael Stone
5David Schlemko
6Brandon Gormley
7Chris Summers
8Andrew Campbell
G1Mike Smith
2Devan Dubnyk