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Jakub Kindl  #4

Detroit Red Wings  Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: February 10, 1987  (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Sumperk, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 216 DRAFTED: DET / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (19th overall)
CAREER: In the 1st season of a 4-year contract...2009 AHL All-Star...2007 OHL Second All-Star Team...Represented the Czech Republic in the 2006 and 2007 WJC...Served as a ‘Black Ace’ during the Red Wings 2008 Stanley Cup championship.
 
2013-14: Finished T3rd among DET D in points (19), setting a new career high in points...Tallied 8 points (1-7-8) and +9 rating in final 13 games of season...Was a season-best +3 on 4/13 at STL and 3/27 vs. MTL...Recorded his 1st multi-point game with 2 points (1-1-2) on 11/2 at EDM...Logged a career-high 26:04 on 10/21 vs. SJ...Multi-point games: 4...Man Game Lost: 6
 
OTHER: Has a brother, Denis, who plays professionally in the Czech Republic...Recorded 127 points (26-101-127) in 176 games with the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers from 2004-07...Made his professional debut with HC Pardubice at the age of 16.
OHL Second All-Star Team (2007) Signed as a free agent by Pardubice (CzRep), September 23, 2012.
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I came into a team that had 65 points, that was at the bottom of the basement, a team that everybody wrote off as never going to be good. My goal is to go from the very bottom to the very top.

— Forward Brandon Dubinsky on signing a six-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets