Michal Kempny (born on September 8, 1990 in Hodonin, Slovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Kempný 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), Kempný 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, Kempný signed with the Blackhawks as an undrafted free agent on May 23, 2016. He made his NHL debut on 12 October 12, 2016.
On December 30, 2016, he scored the first goal of his NHL career against Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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|
|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|