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Keith Yandle

Born:September 9, 1986Draft:2005 Coyotes, 104th Overall
Hometown:Milton, MA, USAPosition:Defense
Known For:“Sonk”Shoots:Left
National Team:USACurrent Team:Philadelphia Flyers

Keith Michael Yandle (born September 9, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He previously played for the Arizona Coyotes, New York Rangers, and Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Yandle was drafted by the Coyotes in the fourth round, 105th overall, at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Nicknamed “Sonk”, Yandle quickly established himself as a premier offensive defenseman, leading the Coyotes in points in both the 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons. He is currently the NHL ironman with the most consecutive games, becoming the third player ever to record 900 consecutive games played during the 2020–21 season. His streak is the longest ever by an NHL defenseman.

Keith Yandle, Philadelphia Flyers
Keith Yandle, Philadelphia Flyers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Keith Yandle Statistics

Deeper Dive


  • 2005-06 CHL Defenseman of the Year
  • 2005-06 CHL First All-Star Team
  • 2005-06 QMJHL Champion
  • 2005-06 QMJHL Defenseman of the Year (Emile Bouchard Trophy)
  • 2005-06 QMJHL Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2005-06 QMJHL First All-Star Team
  • 2005-06 QMJHL Most Assists by Defenseman (59)
  • 2005-06 QMJHL Most Points by Defenseman (84)
  • 2006-07 AHL All-Star Game
  • 2010-11 NHL All-Star Game
  • 2011-12 NHL All-Star Game
  • 2014-15 NHL Most Assists by Defenseman (46)
  • 2018-19 NHL All-Star Game