Top 25 Panthers of All Time: #23 Keith Yandle


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#23 Keith Yandle

Position: Defense
Time with the Panthers: 2016-Present
Panther Stats: 200 GP (54th), 19 G (77th), 110 A (16th),
129 PTS (26th)
Best Season: 2017-18 82 GP 8-48-56
Number Worn: 3
Notable Partners: Aaron Ekblad

Our first current Panther to make the list is Keith Yandle. Yandle has transformed from one of the more disliked Panther players to one of the most beloved. In his time in Florida, Yandle’s defensive game has slowly improved and he is quarterbacking a rejuvenated Panther powerplay. Yandle is on track to have a career year with 32 points in 36 games which is 6th among NHL defensemen. Yandle will stand up for his teammates. Yandle is also a leader in the locker room as he is currently an Alternate Captain. Yandle is a high energy presence in the locker room and on the ice. Yandle is currently the NHL leading iron man with over 700 consecutive games played.

You Can’t Yandle These Facts

  • Yandle has played for the Coyotes, Rangers and Panthers.
  • Yandle’s rights were traded to the Panthers by the Rangers where he was immediately signed to a deal.
  • Yandle has 3 career penalty shots but he has never scored on one.
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