TRADE: Red Wings send Kindl to Florida

By: Nick Lanciani

UnknownThe Florida Panthers made another move on Saturday afternoon, acquiring defenseman Jakub Kindl from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Unknown-2Kindl is a 29-year-old native of Sumperk, Czech Republic and had six points (two goals, four assists) in 25 games with the Red Wings this season.

The 6’3″, 199-pound defenseman has played in 273 career NHL games all with Detroit (2009-2016).

He has 68 career points (16 goals, 52 assists) and has appeared in 19 career Stanley Cup Playoffs games, notching five points (one goal, four assists). Kindl was a first round pick (19th overall) of Detroit in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

The Red Wings retained 15 percent of Kindl’s salary in the trade.