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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 allowed five yoals on 32 shots in a 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Sunday.
Kuemper's record falls back to .500 on the season. The 26-year-old has now allowed eight goals through two games this season. Oct 23 - 10:22 PM

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Darcy Kuemper is getting the start in goal against the Islanders Sunday evening.

Kuemper is coming off a 6-3 win over Los Angeles last week. The Islanders are rested so this will be a decent test for Kuemper.
Oct 23 - 12:36 PM

Darcy Kuemper turned aside 27 of 30 shots in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

This was his first start of the regular season. Kuemper got some help early on, as the Kings hit three posts in the first period. The Wild's backup goalie won't play very much unless starter Devan Dubnyk gets injured at some point. Kuemper has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Oct 19 - 12:17 AM

Darcy Kuemper will get the call for Minnesota on Tuesday night.

He will start against Los Angeles in his season debut after Devan Dubnyk posted a win and a loss in the first two games of the year for the Wild.
Oct 18 - 12:48 PM

Don't be shocked if Darcy Kuemper is traded on Monday or Tuesday.

There's rumors surrounding Kuemper right now and in particular there's a chance San Jose might want him as a backup. Obviously it's entirely possible that nothing will come of it, but the fact that Wild third-string goalie Alex Stalock is still on the roster is a little interesting.
Oct 10 - 10:25 AM

Darcey Kuemper faced only two shots in the first period before giving up two goals on 13 shots in the second. The Minnesota Wild lost the 2-0 contest Tuesday night against the Colorado Avalanche.

Kemper headed to the bench at the end of the second period after accumulating a save percentage of only .867. Last year, he saved .915 percent of the shots on goal in 21 games played. Alex Stalock finished off the game by blocking four shots in the third period.
Oct 4 - 11:35 PM

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

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

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LW1Zach Parise
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2Jason Pominville
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D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
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4Matt Dumba
5Jonas Brodin
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper