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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 said it was an easy decision for him to sign with the Florida Panthers.
The Panthers traded a sixth round pick to acquire Yandle's negotiating rights from the Rangers before signing him to a seven-year, $44.45 million contract. The fact that Florida wanted him so badly showed Yandle how committed they were to improving. "I think the whole situation with them showing interest in me, trading for me and giving me the chance to sign before July 1 showed me commitment and it went a long way," Yandle said. "Seeing how great the team is and the coaching staff is, it was a no-brainer for me." The 29-year-old is one of the better set-up guys on the power play. He had five goals and 42 assists in 82 games with the Rangers last season. Aug 19 - 2:21 PM

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Keith Yandle has inked a seven-year, $44.45 million contract with the Florida Panthers.

The Panthers acquired the negotiating rights to Yandle from the New York Rangers in exchange for a sixth round pick as well as a 2017 fourth-round selection that was conditional on Yandle signing. Had Yandle held out, he would have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. In Yandle, the Panthers have a top pairing defenseman that can provide them with over 40 points per season, although given that Yandle will turn 30 in September, this contract might not look so great towards the end of it.
Jun 23 - 8:38 AM

Panthers GM Tom Rowe thinks he can sign Keith Yandle before July 1.

"We went after him because we like the way he plays the game," Rowe said. "We feel with the forwards we have up front he complements our offensive attack. It's no secret he averages 50 points a season; we felt he was a real good fit." Yandle's negotiation rights were acquired by Florida from the Rangers on Monday. The Panthers gave up a sixth-round draft pick in the deal and New York will get an additional fourth rounder in 2017 if Yandle signs with Florida.
Jun 21 - 2:59 PM

Keith Yandle's rights have been traded to the Florida Panthers.

The deal involves a sixth-round draft pick as well as a conditional fourth-round selection in 2017 if Yandle signs with the Panthers. He can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 if he doesn't agree to a new contract. Yandle produced five goals and 47 points in 82 games with the Rangers in 2015-16.
Jun 20 - 6:01 PM

Keith Yandle will probably be available on July 1 as an unrestricted free agent.

There haven't been any contract talks because the Rangers would need to move out some salary first. The team would like to have him back, but unless moves occur to free up cap space, it isn't likely that Yandle will return.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 14 - 6:28 PM

Keith Yandle is open to returning to the New York Rangers, but it sounds like he will see what other offers are out there.

"A lot of stuff has to be talked about," he said on April 26. "For me, I got to focus on myself, and for them, it's taking the time and figuring out what they want to do." The Rangers decided to keep him rather than deal him prior to the trade deadline despite plenty of interest from other teams.
Jun 1 - 2:30 PM

The New York Rangers have scored only once on the power play.

The Rangers are 1-16 against the Penguins in the first four games of the playoffs and it's no wonder that they are on the brink of elimination Saturday as they are down three games to one. Keith Yandle is the quarterback of the power play and he needs to get his game in gear as he has one goal in four games after a five goal and 47 point performance during the regular season.
Source: NY Post
Apr 23 - 7:11 AM

Keith Yandle recorded two assists in the Rangers 5-2 victory of the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.

Yandle is having another nice season with the Rangers. In 74 games played, the 29 year-old has five goals and 42 points this season. He should be considered a high-end defenceman in fantasy with his point production.
Mar 24 - 8:13 AM

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton has a clear message when it comes to pending UFA Keith Yandle, "we're not trading him."

The 29-year-old defender is having another fine season and is on pace for his fourth straight 40+ point campaign. He's posted five goals and 35 points, while averaging mere seconds below 20 minutes a night. It wouldn't be a stretch to say he's been the team's best, and most consistent, performer thus far either.
Feb 28 - 3:59 PM

The Rangers have told Keith Yandle he won’t be traded by the deadline, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

A reality that has become clearer each day. The Rangers would lose a prominent part of their blue line if they traded away Yandle, who filled in quite well when Ryan McDonagh was sidelined. Yandle has 34 points. The Rangers consider themselves contenders. It never seemed like a good idea to move him.
Feb 27 - 11:53 PM

Keith Yandle scored the game-tying goal with just under 13 seconds in a 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers.

Yandle is consistently brought up in trade rumors but continuously produces for the Rangers. He finished Saturday's game with 27:33 of ice-time, due in large part to Ryan McDonagh leaving the game with an upper-body injury. If McDonagh is out for a stretch, we find it very hard to believe that the Rangers would trade Yandle.
Feb 6 - 4:19 PM

Keith Yandle found the back of the net in a 4-1 win against Carolina on Friday.

Yandle has three goals and 25 points in 47 contests this season. That puts him on pace for 43 points, but we wouldn't be surprised if he finishes 2015-16 slightly above that, in the 45-50 point range.
Jan 23 - 5:45 AM

Keith Yandle will be dealt by the Feb. 29 trade deadline, according to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox.

Cox says Yandle doesn’t want to negotiate an extension with the Rangers, who paid a hefty price for him at last year’s deadline and are on the hook for half of his $5.25 million cap hit. Yandle has two goals and 22 points this season and has arguably been the team’s best blueliner. As a puck-mover, he will draw heavy interest, though it will only make the Rangers’ corps weaker.
Jan 9 - 11:38 PM

It appears that Keith Yandle may become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Yandle said that he and his agent have not talked about an extension but the Rangers and his agent have. Do not be surprised that if something cannot be done by the trade deadline, Yandle could find himself in another uniform. Yandle has only two goals and 21 points in 40 games this season, way short of the point totals he was putting up with the Coyotes. He should be on someone's fantasy roster but should be more valuable in another uniform.
Source: NY Post
Jan 9 - 8:58 AM

Keith Yandle registered his 15th and 16th assists of the season in New York's 4-2 win over Edmonton.

Yandle assisted on goals by Mats Zuccarello and Dylan McIlrath in Tuesday's win, skating just over 16 and a half minutes and finishing the evening a plus-2. The 29-year-old now totals one goal and 17 points in 32 games. Rick Nash and Jesper Fast had the other two Ranger goals.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 10:22:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Derek MacKenzie
5Greg McKegg
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Jared McCann
4Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Colton Sceviour
4Shawn Thornton
5Logan Shaw
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Jason Demers
4Mark Pysyk
5Alex Petrovic
6Jakub Kindl
7Michael Matheson
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer
3Reto Berra