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Keith Yandle | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
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Keith Yandle had an assist in the Rangers' 3-0 win over Nashville on Monday.
Yandle has 11 points in 21 games, which matches his output during the 2014-15 regular season with the Rangers. It also puts him on pace for 43 points, which is a realistic target for him this season. Nov 24 - 6:24 AM

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The New York Rangers and Keith Yandle haven't begun talks about a contract extension.

"We haven’t had any discussions with the Rangers," Yandle’s agent, Jerry Buckley said. "There is no timetable as far as we are concerned. I know Keith likes it in New York and likes the team, but his entire focus is on having a good year and winning. I don’t anticipate there being a deadline for Keith to sign during the season. Both sides will have a clearer idea of how they want to proceed at the end of the year." The Arizona Coyotes retained half of Yandle's cap hit when he was acquired, which means that the Rangers are only responsible for $2,625,000 this season. That's a steep discount for Yandle, but obviously they won't have that luxury from 2015-16 onward should they re-sign him. That might make it difficult for the Rangers to fit him under the ceiling, although it certainly seems doable if the Rangers feel he's a priority.
Source: NY Post
Nov 11 - 5:30 PM

Keith Yandle received a great ovation upon his return to the Gila River Arena for the first time as a member of the New York Rangers.

The blueliner was dealt from the Coyotes near the trade deadline last season. "He’s a great guy, and I think everybody misses him a lot," defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson said. "Obviously, that’s the sad part about getting traded and that’s part of the game, too. Obviously, I would love to have him on my team." Yandle picked up an assist Saturday and now has a goal and eight points in 14 games.
Nov 8 - 6:26 AM

Keith Yandle will play in Arizona against his former Coyote teammates for the first time since his trade last season.

Yandle was a fixture on the Coyotes blueline for parts of nine seasons before he was dealt to the Rangers at the trade deadline last season. He has a goal and seven points in 13 games and should get a standing ovation from the crowd in Glendale. He should be started in DFS games on Saturday.
Nov 7 - 8:14 AM

Keith Yandle is now in second place as far as active consecutive games played in the NHL at 478.

He took over from over Coyote teammate Antoine Vermette who saw his streak end at 482 games on Saturday. Yandle trails only Andrew Cogliano who is sitting at 628 games. Cogliano has yet to miss a game since his career started in Edmonton eight years ago.
Oct 25 - 5:53 AM

Keith Yandle scored a power play goal against his former team to help the Rangers secure a 4-1 win over Arizona on Thursday night.

Yandle has now contributed a point in two straight games and has five points in eight games so far this season. Yandle appears to be comfortable and on track this season to offer a decent amount of offence from the blueline, but 50 points might be a reach.
Oct 22 - 10:09 PM

Keith Yandle will play against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday for the first time since the Rangers acquired him in March.

"My emotions right now, I don’t have too many," Yandle said on Wednesday. "It might be different tomorrow night when I see the guys on the ice. Right now, I was getting ready for another practice and getting ready for another game." Yandle has four assists in seven games this season. Until that trade, Arizona was the only NHL team Yandle had ever played for. He was drafted by the Coyotes in 2005.
Oct 22 - 10:50 AM

Defenseman Keith Yandle notched a game-high seven shots on net -- and also scored the game-winning goal on a penalty shot in overtime -- to spark the New York Rangers to a come-from-behind, 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in preseason action Monday night.

Yandle was awarded the penalty shot after Flyers forward Scott Laughton hooked him on a breakaway at 1:16 of OT. The Rangers trailed 2-0 before Dan Girardi and Chris Kreider scored third-period goals. Mark Streit scored a goal in the first period for the Flyers and assisted on a Wayne Simmonds goal in the second. Steve Mason was mostly brilliant in the Philly net, making 41 saves. Antti Raanta stopped 27 shots in a complete-game effort for the Rangers.
Sep 28 - 10:37 PM

Keith Yandle said his shoulder, which was injured during the playoffs, is back to 100 percent.

"It's great," said Yandle. "I was just rehabbing it over the summer and getting back to full strength." He didn't require surgery during the off-season. Yandle collected 11 points in 21 games after he was acquired from Arizona and he produced another 11 points in 19 playoff contests. It took him some time to feel comfortable with his new team, but Yandle is expected to be a key contributor in 2015-16.
Sep 10 - 3:40 PM

Keith Yandle should be a hot fantasy commodity come the start of the 2015-2016 season.

Yandle has always been a valuable fantasy defenseman due to his elite point production from the blue line, but he should see a boost in value as he prepares to play his first full season with the New York Rangers. Last season Yandle registered a minus 32 rating in 63 games played with Arizona but was a plus six in only 21 games played with the Rangers. He was able to finish with six goals and 46 assists on the year and should lead an improved power player as he gets more acclimated to the Rangers system next year. Yandle may not have the name recognition like some of the top fantasy defensemen after playing nine seasons in hidden in Arizona, but he should garner our attentions this year playing under the bright lights in Broadway.
Source: ESPN
Aug 16 - 10:06 PM

The New York Rangers have no interest in moving defender Keith Yandle.

Still just 28-years-old, the Rangers believe he'll be an important piece to their success in 2015-16 when he'll hit the cap at just $2.265M. A substantial discount considering how much scoring blue liners are paid. Yandle had 11 points in 21 games with the Rangers after his deadline-deal from Arizona, and later chipped in another 11 points in 19 playoff games.
Jul 1 - 7:34 PM

Keith Yandle sustained a shoulder AC joint ailment in the 2015 playoffs.

He was hurt in Round 1 against Pittsburgh after a hit from Blake Comeau. Yandle collected two goals and 11 assists in 21 games with the Rangers following his acquisition from Arizona and he posted the same point totals in 19 contests during the playoffs.
Jun 1 - 2:04 PM

Keith Yandle notched a goal and an assist in New York's 7-3 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

He gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead when he scored late in the first period and he added an assist in the third on New York's lone power-play goal of the contest. Through the first two rounds of the playoffs, Yandle earned no goals and four assists but in the Eastern Conference Final he has generated two markers and five helpers in his last four outings.
May 27 - 10:29 AM

Keith Yandle and Dan Boyle are leading the way in scoring for the Rangers through the first four games of the Eastern Conference Final versus Tampa Bay.

While Yandle has put together five points (four assists) over the past two games, it's been Boyle's stewardship that's help buoy the Rangers offense. Boyle also has five assists with four points, but his are spread over the past three games and his one goal sent Game 3 into overtime.
May 23 - 8:42 PM

Keith Yandle scored once and added a couple of assists for the Rangers in their 5-1 win Friday over Tampa Bay.

The defenseman was acquired from Arizona close to the trade deadline for his offensive talent and he did not disappoint in Game 4. It was his first goal in the playoffs this season and the blueliner now has nine points in 16 games including five in his last two games.
May 23 - 7:15 AM

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C1Derick Brassard
2Derek Stepan
3Oscar Lindberg
4Jarret Stoll
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Kevin Hayes
3Viktor Stalberg
4Jesper Fast
5Emerson Etem
6Jayson Megna
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Dylan McIlrath
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta