Adrian Kempe (born 13 September 1996) is a Swedish professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
13 September 1996|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
Los Angeles Kings|
29th overall, 2014|
Los Angeles Kings
Kempe was born in Kramfors, Sweden, where he also grew up. He made his Swedish Hockey League debut playing with Modo Hockey during the 2013–14 season. At the end of the season, Kempe was selected in the first round (29th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He returned to Modo for the 2014–15 season.
On 15 April 2015, the Kings signed Kempe to a three-year, entry-level contract. He was then immediately assigned to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs for the postseason. The Monarchs defeated the Utica Comets in five games to win the Calder Cup. In 17 games, Kempe recorded nine points.
Kempe began the 2016–17 season with the Reign, but was recalled by the Kings on 15 February 2017. He made his NHL debut the following day against the Arizona Coyotes. He recorded his first NHL point on 21 February by assisting on Tyler Toffoli's goal against the Colorado Avalanche and scored his first goal on 11 March against the Washington Capitals.
On 4 September 2019, the Kings re-signed Kempe to a three-year, $6 million contract extension.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2016–17||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||25||2||4||6||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||81||16||21||37||49||4||0||0||0||2|
|2018–19||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||81||12||16||28||50||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Kempe brothers to play together as Adrian makes debut" (in Swedish). Modo Hockey. 21 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
- "2014 first-round pick Adrian Kempe signed to contract". Los Angeles Kings. 15 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
- Brindley, Michael. "Manchester Monarchs Win First (And Last) Calder Cup Title". New Hampshire Public Radio. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- "Adrian Kempe, Paul Ladue Recalled from Ontario (AHL)". NHL.com. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
- Lee, Forrest (16 February 2017). "Preview: Coyotes at Kings". NHL.com. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
Forward Adrian Kempe, 20, will make his NHL debut.
- Pannone, Louis (14 November 2017). "Adrian & Mario Kempe Shining as Rookies". thehockeywriters.com. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
- "Kempe's first NHL goal propels Kings past slumping Capitals". sportsnet.ca. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
- "2017 Opening Night Roster; LA Kings Recall LaDue from AHL, Martinez to IR". NHL.com. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
- "Adrian Kempe's hat trick hands Canadiens sixth straight loss". sportsnet.ca. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
- "LA Kings Sign Adrian Kempe to Three-Year Contract Extension". Los Angeles Kings. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
- Vest, Dave (3 December 2018). "'Yotes Notes: Kempe Hoping to Play vs. Younger Brother for First Time". NHL.com. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| Los Angeles Kings first round draft pick
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