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Matt Puempel | Winger | #12

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/24/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (24) / OTT
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The New York Rangers have traded Matt Puempel to the Detroit Red Wings for Ryan Sproul.
Puempel is a former first round pick of the Senators who has failed to live up to expectations. He had nine points in 27 NHL games last season and currently has three points in five AHL games. Sproul was a 2nd round pick of the Red Wings in 2011 and is coming off ACL surgery that limited him to 27 games last season. Oct 21 - 5:51 PM

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Matt Puempel has cleared waivers and he's been assigned to the minors by the New York Rangers.

The 24-year-old has failed to impress since being selected in the first round of the 2011 draft by Ottawa. He had six goals and nine points in 40 games with the Sens and Rangers last season.
Sep 29 - 1:39 PM

The New York Rangers have waived Matt Puempel.

Assuming Puempel clears waivers, he's expected to start the season in the minors. He had six goals and nine points in 40 games last season.
Sep 28 - 11:41 AM

Matt Puempel has inked a one-year contract with the Rangers.

Puempel produced six goals and nine points in 27 games last season after he was claimed off waivers from Ottawa on Nov. 21. He is expected to be exposed in the expansion draft.
Jun 14 - 2:14 PM

Matt Puempel will spend Game 1 on Wednesday in the press box.

Puempel was used in four of the Rangers' final six regular season contests. He had six goals and nine points in 40 games in 2016-17.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 12 - 6:48 PM

Matt Puempel will skate in Wednesday's game against Washington.

Puempel will be on a combination with Tanner Glass and Oscar Lindberg. He has suited up in only two of the last 10 games. Puempel has six goals and nine points in 38 matches this campaign.
Apr 5 - 5:15 PM

Matt Puempel will be a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

It's the eighth straight game that Puempel will watch from the press box. He has six goals and two assists in 36 games. Adam Clendening, Dan Girardi, Tanner Glass, Steven Kampfer and Brandon Pirri will also sit tonight.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 26 - 9:01 PM

Matt Puempel will be in the lineup Thursday night.

He will replace injured forward Rick Nash after he was scratched for the last two games. Puempel is slated to play with Jimmy Vesey and Kevin Hayes.
Mar 9 - 5:04 PM

Matt Puempel is expected to be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Rangers recalled Tanner Glass from the minors late last week and he'll suit up in tonight's game ahead of Puempel, who has six goals and two assists in 35 games. Adam Clendening will also watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 6 - 6:16 PM

Matt Puemple will be scratched against the Maple Leafs on Thursday.

Through 19 games so far this season with the Rangers the youngster Puemple has posted six goals and seven points along with 13 hits.
Feb 23 - 6:32 PM

Matt Puempel will tag in for Pavel Buchnevich against the Islanders on Thursday.

Per coach Alain Vigneault, "I just feel it's time to get him [Puempel] in a game." After Buchnevich put forth a "so-so game" by AV's account, this is a logical conclusion. Puempel has six goals and seven points in 18 games with the Rangers.
Feb 16 - 5:53 PM

Matt Puempel will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

This is the fourth straight game he'll watch from the press box. The 24-year-old has six goals and one assist in 31 games with the Senators and Rangers this season. Brandon Pirri and Adam Clendening will also be scratched in this one.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 13 - 7:18 PM

Matt Puempel is expected to be back in the lineup on Monday night.

He was scratched Sunday after he received clearance to return from a concussion. Puempel will serve as an injury replacement for Kevin Hayes.
Jan 23 - 1:11 PM

Matt Puempel (concussion) has been taken off injured reserve.

He has received the green light to play again, but he sat as a scratch on Sunday against Detroit. Puempel has been out of action since Dec. 31 due to a concussion.
Source: CapFriendly
Jan 23 - 10:42 AM

Matt Puempel (concussion) is expected to take part in Saturday's practice.

He has missed seven straight games because of a concussion he sustained on Dec. 31 against Colorado. Puempel suffered two concussions in December, but he appears to be making some progress.
Source: NY Post
Jan 21 - 9:04 AM

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