Florida Assigns D Kindl to T-Birds

Kindl Recalled by Panthers, Schemitsch Recalled by T-Birds

Nov 18, 2016
SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have recalled defenseman Jakub Kindl from the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.

The 29-year old Kindl has recorded seven points (1-6-7) in 13 games with Springfield (AHL) this season, tying him for the lead in scoring among Thunderbirds defensemen. During the 2015-16 season, Kindl recorded two points (0-2-2) in 19 games with the Panthers, six points (2-4-6) in 25 games with the Detroit Red Wings and four points (3-1-4) in 10 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL). 

The 6-3, 199-pound native of Sumperk, Czech Republic has played 292 NHL games for the Panthers (2015-16) and Red Wings (2009-16) recording 70 points (16-54-70). Kindl was originally selected by Detroit in the first round (19th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft. 

Additionally, the Thunderbirds have also recalled defenseman Thomas Schemitsch from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. The 20-year-old Schemitsch has skated in four games for the Thunderbirds this season as an AHL rookie. 

Interested in being part of the next era of AHL hockey in Springfield? Springfield Thunderbirds Season Ticket Memberships start as low as $12 per game and feature the most exclusive benefits, including a commemorative jersey. For more information, fans may call the Thunderbirds ticket office at (413) 739-GOAL (4625).
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