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Michal Kempný
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Born September 8, 1990 (1990-09-08) (age 28)
Hodonin, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
HK 36 Skalica
HC Kometa Brno
HC Slavia Praha
Avangard Omsk
National team Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Michal Kempny (born on September 8, 1990) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Chicago Blackhawks organization of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

As a youth, Michal played hockey in Slovakia with SHK Hondonin and made his professional debut in the Slovak Extraliga with HK 36 Skalica. Moving to play more competitively, he played for HC Kometa Brno of the Czech Extraliga.

After seven seasons of professional hockey in the ELH, Michal was signed by Russian club, Avangard Omsk, to play in the Kontinental Hockey League on April 29, 2015. During the 2015–16 season, he quickly transitioned to become the club's top defenseman, scoring 21 points in 59 games from the blueline.

On May 23, 2016 (upon competing in his first senior international tournament for the Czech Republic at the 2016 IIHF World Championships), Michal was signed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL as an undrafted free agent.

On October 12, 2016, he made his NHL debut in the Blackhawks' season opener against the St. Louis Blues.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 HK 36 Skalica Slovak 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 HC Kometa Brno CZE.1 18 1 0 1 6 14 1 0 1 6
2008–09 SHK Hondonin CZE.2 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 HC Kometa Brno ELH 24 0 0 0 18
2009–10 SK Horácká Slavia Třebíč CZE.1 8 1 0 1 14 11 2 1 3 32
2010–11 HC Kometa Brno ELH 21 0 0 0 14
2010–11 HC Rebel Havlíčkův Brod CZE.1 32 3 4 7 26 14 1 6 7 16
2011–12 HC Kometa Brno ELH 23 1 1 2 14
2011–12 HC Rebel Havlíčkův Brod CZE.1 3 0 0 0 2
2012–13 HC Slavia Praha ELH 51 5 9 14 32 11 1 3 4 12
2013–14 HC Kometa Brno ELH 51 7 8 15 74 18 2 4 6 20
2014–15 HC Kometa Brno ELH 43 8 21 29 94 2 1 0 1 2
2015–16 Avangard Omsk KHL 59 5 16 21 46 11 2 2 4 12
KHL totals 59 5 16 21 46 11 2 2 4 12

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Czech Republic WJC18-D1 11th 5 0 2 2 0
2010 Czech Republic WJC 7th 6 0 2 2 0
2016 Czech Republic WC 5th 8 0 2 2 10
Junior totals 11 0 4 4 0
Senior totals 8 0 2 2 10