By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2011-12 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on defenseman Jakub Kindl.
Continued to establish himself as a veritable defenseman by playing in 55 games this season, up from 48 games in 2010-11, and three more games than his rookie season (2009-10).
Number of points the defenseman accumulated this season, his personal-best since joining the team in Dec. 2009. And 11 of those 13 points came in games that Detroit won.
The league average for assists among defensemen was 11 this season. Kindl topped that average by tallying 12 assists by season’s end, an amount substantially higher than the two assists that he had the previous season.
In just 55 games played this season, Kindl registered 61 hits, the 10th highest on the team and his personal-best.
The Czechoslovakia native finished the season with a plus-7 rating, which marks his first time finishing a season with a positive rating.
With 69 shots on goal this season, the 6-foot-3 defenseman averaged more than one shot on goal per game played.