By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2013-14 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.
Tied for third among Red Wings’ defensemen in total points, which is his single-season best since joining the NHL in 2009-10. He had four two-point games during the regular season – against Edmonton (Nov. 2), Washington (Nov. 15), Minnesota (Mar. 22) and Toronto (Mar. 29).
Finished third among team defensemen while also setting a personal best for total shots on goal during the regular season. Tied his single-game best with six SOG in Red Wings’ 4-3 win against Carolina on Nov. 21.
Second among Wings’ defensemen with seven power-play points, all assists that ranked fifth on team behind Niklas Kronwall (20), Daniel Alfredsson (14), Henrik Zetterberg (14) and Johan Franzen (10).
Number of minor penalties that he compiled during the regular season, which was a low among the seven regulars on the Red Wings blue line. His biggest infractions were for hooking (3), holding (2) and interference (2).
Total points, including a pair of two-point performances at Minnesota (Mar. 22) and Toronto (Mar. 29) that he produced in the final 13 games of the regular season. He compiled a plus-9 rating and 12 shots on goal during that time frame.
Games missed because of injury last season. He suffered a sprained MCL in the Red Wings’ 2-0 home win over Vancouver on Feb. 2. The defenseman also missed 10 regular-season games and one playoff contest as a healthy scratch.