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Michal kempny

Michal Kempny (born on September 8, 1990 in Hodonin, Slovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays with the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Michal played as a youth in Slovakia with SHK Hodonin and made his professional debut in the Slovak Extraliga with HK 36 Skalica. Moving to play more competitively, he played for HC Kometa Brno of the Czech Extraliga.

On April 29, 2015 (after playing seven seasons of professional hockey in the ELH), Michal was signed by Russian club, Avangard Omsk. In the 2015–16 season, he quickly transitioned to become the club's top defenseman, scoring 21 points in 59 games from the blueline.

Upon competing in his first senior international tournament for the Czech Republic at the 2016 IIHF World Championships, he signed with the Blackhawks as an undrafted free agent on May 23, 2016. He made his NHL debut on October 12, 2016.

On December 30, 2016, Michal scored the first goal of his NHL career against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes.

In Michal's first season with the club, he recorded 8 points in 50 games. On May 27, 2017, he was re-signed by the club to a one-year extension.

On February 19, 2018, Michal was traded to the Washington Capitals in exchange for the higher of Toronto or Washington's own third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft; the pick would later be dealt and ultimately resulted in the selection of Linus Karlsson by the San Jose Sharks.

Michal scored his first career playoff goal in Game 1 of the 2018 Eastern Conference Finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning on a wrist shot from the point. He won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals on June 7, 2018.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 HK 36 Skalica Slovak 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 HC Kometa Brno CZE.1 18 1 0 1 6 14 1 0 1 6
2008–09 SHK Hodonin CZE.2 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 HC Kometa Brno ELH 24 0 0 0 18
2009–10 SK Horácká Slavia Třebíč CZE.1 8 1 0 1 14 11 2 1 3 32
2010–11 HC Kometa Brno ELH 21 0 0 0 14
2010–11 HC Rebel Havlíčkův Brod CZE.1 32 3 4 7 26 14 1 6 7 16
2011–12 HC Kometa Brno ELH 23 1 1 2 14
2011–12 HC Rebel Havlíčkův Brod CZE.1 3 0 0 0 2
2012–13 HC Slavia Praha ELH 51 5 9 14 32 11 1 3 4 12
2013–14 HC Kometa Brno ELH 51 7 8 15 74 18 2 4 6 20
2014–15 HC Kometa Brno ELH 43 8 21 29 94 2 1 0 1 2
2015–16 Avangard Omsk KHL 59 5 16 21 46 11 2 2 4 12
2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 50 2 6 8 22 1 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 31 1 6 7 12
2017–18 Washington Capitals NHL 22 2 1 3 14 24 2 3 5 10
KHL totals 59 5 16 21 46 11 2 2 4 12
NHL totals 103 5 13 18 58 25 2 3 5 10

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Czech Republic WJC18-D1 11th 5 0 2 2 0
2010 Czech Republic WJC 7th 6 0 2 2 0
2016 Czech Republic WC 5th 8 0 2 2 10
2016 Czech Republic WCH 6th 3 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 11 0 4 4 0
Senior totals 11 0 2 2 12

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