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Darcy Kuemper | Goalie | #35

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 6 (161) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Darcy Kuemper could receive some additional playing time this campaign.
Coach Bruce Boudreau likes to start his top goaltender about 55 times, so Kuemper could get more appearances than the 21 matches he saw last season. "It'll be good for everyone," Kuemper said. "It'll give him fresher legs and allow him to be more rested and allow me to be in more of a rhythm. There's nothing tougher than sitting on the bench for a month and then going in there and playing a game. It's hard to feel good that way." Sep 29 - 9:39 AM

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Darcy Kuemper has agreed to a one-year, $1.55 million contract with the Minnesota Wild.

Kuemper is getting a modest raise after completing his two-year, $2.5 million deal. He was a restricted free agent this summer, but next year he'll be eligible to test the open market. Kuemper had a 2.43 GAA and .915 save percentage in 21 contests.
Jul 5 - 4:39 PM

Don't be surprised if Darcy Kuemper is traded just before or during the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

As previously reported, the Wild have been getting some calls for Kuemper and it would make sense for them to move him. He's a restricted free agent on a team that's committed to Devan Dubnyk through 2020-21. Kuemper would be more expensive than your typical backup and he has starter potential that likely won't be realized if he stays in Minnesota. On top of that, the Wild will only be able to protect one goaltender in next year's expansion draft, so if Minnesota doesn't trade Kuemper now, they may lose him at that point anyways.
Jun 23 - 8:48 AM

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher has been getting some calls regarding Darcy Kuemper.

The 26-year-old netminder is expected to be available for the right price, but right now Fletcher admits that he is "a little hesitant" to trade him. Minnesota has Devan Dubnyk for another five seasons, so Kuemper could be moved as soon as the NHL Draft.
Jun 20 - 2:46 PM

GM Chuck Fletcher is open to trading Darcy Kuemper.

"I think it would behoove us to look around and see what value we could find in him," said Fletcher. "If there's a deal that makes sense for us and allows him to get a better opportunity, I think that would be good for both of us. But I also have no problem bringing him back." With Devan Dubnyk locked up for the next five years, it makes sense that the Wild would explore their options with Kuemper.
Apr 29 - 9:19 AM

Darcy Kuemper saw the second half of Saturday's season finale, where he'd pick up the 2-1 loss to Calgary.

Kuemper turned away 17 of 19 shots, including all five on special teams. He finished the season with a 6-7-5 record with a .915 save percentage and a 2.43 GAA.
Apr 10 - 2:00 AM

While Devan Dubnyk will get the start Saturday vs Calgary, Darcy Kuemper is expected to see some time as well.

Through 20 games and 16 starts, the Wild's backup netminder has posted a 6-6-5 record with just 41 goals against and a .918 even strength save percentage.
Apr 9 - 1:15 PM

Darcy Kuemper (upper body) will suit up on Tuesday night.

He will be the backup netminder against Los Angeles, with Devan Dubnyk getting the start. Kuemper wasn't able to dress over the weekend because of an upper-body injury.
Mar 22 - 12:03 PM

Darcy Kuemper will not travel to Chicago for Sunday's match due to his upper body injury.

Kuemper is still considered day-to-day. Kuemper has a 2.38 GAA and .916 save percentage in 20 contests this season.
Mar 19 - 7:28 PM

Darcy Kuemper is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Kuemper is listed as day-to-day and the Wild have called up goalie Steve Michalek to help fill the void. Kuemper has a 2.38 GAA and .916 save percentage in 20 contests this season.
Mar 18 - 4:45 PM

Darcy Kuemper played the final two periods of Thursday night's 7-4 loss to New Jersey.

Kuemper stepped in for Devan Dubnyk but didn't fare much better, allowing four goals on 17 shots to fall to 6-6-5 with a 2.38 goals against average and .916 save percentage.
Mar 17 - 10:49 PM

Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves on 25 shots, but it wasn't enough as the Oilers beat the Wild 2-1 on Thursday night.

Kuemper falls to 6-5-5 this season with a 2.23 goals against average and .921 save percentage. The 25-year-old is enjoying his best statistical season out of the three he's played so far.
Mar 10 - 11:32 PM

Darcy Kuemper will get the start in Thursday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

Kuemper will start because Devan Dubnyk is dealing with an illness. The 25-year-old has a 6-4-5 record with a 2.24 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage in 2015-16.
Mar 10 - 11:45 AM

Darcy Kuemper stopped all 18 shots he faced in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Kuemper didn't factor into the decision because he entered the game in relief of Devan Dubnyk. The Wild scored twice with Kuemper between the pipes.
Mar 7 - 12:01 AM

Darcy Kuemper stopped 24 of 27 shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals.

The Wild held a 2-1 lead, but they let it slip away in the third frame. Kuemper has come up in the losing end in two of his last three tilts. The 25-year-old has a 6-4-5 record with a 2.31 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage this season.
Feb 26 - 11:45 PM

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C1Mikko Koivu
2Eric Staal
3Erik Haula
4Tyler Graovac
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Jordan Schroeder
RW1Charlie Coyle
2Jason Pominville
3Chris Stewart
4Nino Niederreiter
5Zac Dalpe
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Matt Dumba
5Jonas Brodin
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper