By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2013 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.
His single season plus/minus rating career-high, which placed him among the top dozen defensemen in the NHL. His plus-15 was also a team best for the Red Wings this season.
A NHL season single career-high in goals, half of which were game-winners, for the Czech defenseman. It was the most goals that he scored since producing six markers at AHL Grand Rapids in 2008-09.
Number of points produced, including one goal, in his first Stanley Cup playoff experience, tying for the postseason points lead among Wings' defensemen.
Scored his first career power-play goal, giving the Red Wings a 2-1 third-period lead at San Jose on April 11. The Sharks eventually claimed a 3-2 shootout victory.
Led Red Wings' defensemen in shots on goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs, tying him with forward Valtteri Filppula for seventh on the team.
Posted a single game career-best number of hits in a 2-1 overtime loss to Chicago at Joe Louis Arena on March 3. His six hits were spread equally with three each on Blackhawks forwards Bryan Bickell and Andrew Shaw.