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Keith Yandle | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/9/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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Defenseman Keith Yandle turned in an effective debut with the New York Rangers Monday night as he and his new team defeated the visiting Nashville Predators 4-1.
Yandle, traded along with Chris Summers from Arizona Sunday for Anthony Duclair, John Moore, and two draft choices, logged 19:41 of ice time against the Preds. Despite not having a chance to practice with the Rangers, Yandle made good decisions with the puck, got three shots on net and had one steal. He was given time alongside both Kevin Klein and Dan Boyle. Mar 2 - 11:01 PM

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Keith Yandle will make his New York Ranger debut Monday night against the Nashville Predators.

After being traded from Arizona one day earlier, Yandle will suit up for the Blue Shirts Monday night. Yandle is a top fantasy defenseman and will have a chance to boost his value coming to a much improved Rangers roster. He has four goals and 41 points this season and although he has a league worst minus 32 rating, that has mostly been a result of playing for the Coyotes. Enjoy the ride if you own Yandle on your fantasy team.
Mar 2 - 5:12 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have retained half of Keith Yandle's remaining salary and cap hit.

That will help the New York Rangers stay under the cap in 2015-16. Yandle comes with a $5.3 million annual cap hit, which means that the Rangers will only be penalized for $2.65 million of it next season. The Rangers had to give up Anthony Duclair, John Moore, a conditional 2016 first-round pick, and a 2015 third-rounder to get Yandle and Chris Summers.
Mar 2 - 8:37 AM

The New York Rangers have acquired Keith Yandle, Chris Summers and a 4th round pick from the Arizona Coyotes for prospect Anthony Duclair, John Moore, a first round pick in 2016 and a 2nd round pick in 2015.

This is a blockbuster deal and a huge acquisition for the Rangers. Yandle, 28, is a highly-regarded offensive defenseman who has spent his entire career with the Coyotes to this point. He has four goals, 41 points and a minus-32 rating on a bad Arizona team. He is on pace to hit the 50-point mark for the third time in his career. The Coyotes are believed to be retaining 50 percent of Yandle's salary. He has one year remaining on his contract after this season.
Mar 1 - 4:35 PM

According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, the New York Rangers are deep into trade discussions with Arizona to acquire Keith Yandle.

This would be a huge deal if it eventually gets done. The NHL trade deadline is set for tomorrow at 3:00 PM EST and there is no guarantee that a deal will get done by then. McKenzie also believes that the Coyotes would want prospect Anthony Duclair, a first round draft pick and maybe more for Yandle's services.
Mar 1 - 4:09 PM

The Arizona Coyotes might be open to trading Keith Yandle before the deadline.

Of course, Yandle has been the subject of trade rumors before, but there are a couple reasons why things might be different now. For one, Yandle only has the rest of this campaign and 2015-16 left on his five-year contract and Oliver Ekman-Larsson's rise as an all-star defenseman would make the loss of Yandle easier to swallow. As far as the latter point goes, Yandle and Ekman-Larsson would both agree that they complement each other's game.
Feb 12 - 8:51 AM

Keith Yandle had an assist on Oliver Ekman-Larsson's goal and now has a six game scoring streak.

Yandle has been an assist machine this season with 34 helpers, which is tied for sixth in the NHL. He leads all defensemen in the category. Yandle has 12 assists in his last 11 games. There has been a lot of speculation of late that he may be headed elsewhere at or before the trade deadline but that has obviously not affected his play.
Feb 8 - 7:59 AM

Keith Yandle recorded an assist in a 2-1 shootout defeat Thursday night.

Yandle extended his point streak to five contests. He has four goals and 37 points in 52 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 6 - 9:15 AM

Keith Yandle is tied for fourth place on the Coyotes' all-time points list for a defenseman.

Yandle has 306 career points and is tied with Randy Carlyle. Yandle's only been held off the scoresheet once in his last nine games, so it probably won't be long before he breaks that tie. The Coyotes all-time points leader among blueliners is Teppo Numminen with 534.
Feb 5 - 8:52 AM

Keith Yandle extended his point streak to four games on Tuesday.

Yandle collected two assists in a 4-1 win against Columbus. He has four goals and 36 points in 51 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 4 - 5:01 AM

Keith Yandle had two assists in a 3-2 win against Montreal on Sunday.

Yandle is on a three-game point streak and has recorded at least a point in seven of his last eight contests. He has four goals and 34 points in 50 contests in 2014-15. That's good enough to put him in a tie with Shea Weber for eighth place in the defensemen scoring race.
Feb 2 - 8:44 AM

Keith Yandle registered an assist in a 6-1 defeat against Chicago.

Yandle is on a four-game point streak. With four goals and 30 points in 46 games, he's one of the few bright spots on the Coyotes this season.
Jan 21 - 10:16 AM

Keith Yandle had an assist in a 4-1 loss to Calgary Thursday night.

Yandle ended a four-game point drought. He has four goals and 27 points in 43 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 16 - 8:46 AM

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.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 01:24:00 AM

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.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:28:00 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Carl Hagelin
4James Sheppard
5Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Jesper Fast
4Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Keith Yandle
4Marc Staal
5Kevin Klein
6Dan Boyle
7Matt Hunwick
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cam Talbot
3Mackenzie Skapski