Jakub Kindl
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 02/10/1987
AGE: 29
DRAFTED: DET: 2005-19 overall
Entering his fourth professional season…. Re-signed to a new three-year contract on July 23, 2009….Made his NHL debut on December 3, 2009 vs. Edmonton…Represented his native Czech Republic at the World Junior Championship in 2005-06 and 2006-07 (team captain).

2009-10:  Made his NHL debut on 12/3 vs. Edmonton…Appeared in three games for Detroit…Did not register a point, had one shot on goal and was minus-2 in three games with the Red Wings…Served as a ‘black ace’ for the third consecutive postseason…Appeared in 73 games for Grand Rapids (AHL)…Registered 33 points (3-30—33) and 59 PIM…His 33 points ranked second among Griffins defensemen (Janik-37)…Led all Griffins blueliners with 142 shots on goal.

2008-09: Appeared in a career high 78 games for Grand Rapids…Registered 33 points (6-27—33)…Led Griffins defensemen in games played and ranked second in goals, assists and points…Played for the PlanetUSA All-Star Team at the 2009 All-Star Classic…Tied for third on the Griffins with 15 power-play assists…Registered 76 PIM, tops among Grand Rapids defensemen…Registered a career-high three points on 12/21/08 at Rochester…Served as a ‘black ace’ during Detroit’s run to the Stanley Cup Final.
2007-08: His first full season as a professional…Appeared in 75 games for Grand Rapids, tied for tops among Griffins defensemen…Notched 17 points (3-14—17), tied for fourth among Griffins blueliners…Registered a career-high 82 PIM…Served as a ‘black ace’ during Detroit’s run to the 2008 Stanley Cup championship.

2006-07: Appeared in seven playoff games for Grand Rapids…Named a second team All-Star for Kitchener (OHL)…Led Kitchener with 44 assists and registered a career-high 142 PIM…Runner-up for the OHL Outstanding Defenseman award…Captained the Czech Republic at the World Junior Championship.
2005-06: Made his professional debut with Grand Rapids appearing in three games…Finished with one assist, two PIM and a -1 rating for Grand Rapids…Finished sixth among OHL defensemen with 58 points (12-46—58)…OHL Defenseman of the Month in November…Played for the Czech Republic at the 2005-06 World Junior Championship.