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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 had an interesting night, recording his 19th assist of the season and three minor penalties in Arizona's 7-1 loss to Vancouver on Monday.
In 24:23 of ice time, Yandle had a hooking, high-sticking, and roughing minor, skyrocketing his season's PIM total all the way up to 20. His power play helper gives his 16 power play points this season and 22 total points, both team highs. Dec 23 - 1:24 AM

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Keith Yandle collected a power play assist on Arizona's loan goal in Thursday night's 5-1 loss to Nashville.

With his 17th assist of the season, Yandle now joins the likes of Mark Giordano, Kevin Shattenkirk, and Brent Burns who've all reached the 20-point plateau and rank within the top-ten in scoring as defensemen.
Dec 12 - 12:28 AM

Keith Yandle is back on the trading block, and the Coyotes are looking for a top-six forward.

"Talk is most certainly picking up amongst the general managers," said Bob McKenzie. "All the usual suspects, the Detroit Red Wings amongst others, are interested in him." Yandle is 28 years old with a season at $5.25M to the cap and $5.75M in salary left on his contract. He's currently eighth among defensemen with 19 points.
Dec 9 - 8:49 PM

Keith Yandle has recovered from some 'nicks' after getting three days off during Thanksgiving.

Yandle had not missed a game but certainly wasn't 100 percent but the short break was much needed and he seems to be back at full strength. "He was playing a lot of minutes," coach Dave Tippett said. "You get a schedule like that with nine games in 15 days, that can catch up with you. He's rejuvenated and will be ready to go." Yandle has three goals and 16 points in 24 games with a minus-two rating.
Nov 30 - 4:59 AM

Keith Yandle scored a goal in Arizona’s 2-1 loss to Anaheim on Sunday.

Martin Erat set up Yandle for a quick one-timer that beat Ducks’ goaltender Frederik Andersen. Yandle continues to be one of the more underrated players in the NHL. The 28-year-old has three goals and 15 points in 22 games this season. He has been a 40 to 60 point producer since 2009-2010, and that shouldn’t change this year.
Nov 23 - 10:41 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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