Darcy Kuemper is a famous Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who now plays for the Colorado Avalanche (NHL) of the National Hockey League. He also played with the Los Angeles Kings and Arizona Coyotes in the NHL. He is known for his outstanding performances in competition.
Darcy Kuemper was born on May 5, 1990 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to Brent Kuemper, a police officer, and an accountant Sharon Kuemper. Kuemper started ice skating at the age of three in Saskatoon, which has a large hockey community.
He decided to become a full-time goaltender at the age of 10. Darcy has always been praised for her outstanding performance and good grades. Darcy started high school at age 16. After graduating from high school, Kuemper earned a bachelor’s degree from a US government institution.
Darcy Kuemper career
Darcy Kuemper’s goalkeeping skills were first noticed when he was a teenager playing for the Saskatoon Contacts and Blazers of the Saskatchewan Male U18 AAA Hockey League (SMAAAHL). In 2008, Kuemper and the Blazers came within a game to win the SMAAAHL championship but were defeated by the Notre Dame Hounds in five games. Kuemper was drafted 45th overall by the Spokane Chiefs in the 2005 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft.
He had just 19 seconds of scoring time with Spokane when he relieved starting goaltender Dustin Tokarski at the end of a period during the 2007 WHL playoffs, despite spending most of his contract time as a WHL prospect in Saskatoon. Kuemper was traded to the Red Deer Rebels on December 13, 2007 in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft.
On February 12, 2013, Kuemper was recalled from the Wild. The Wild called on Kuemper to start the following night after backup goalkeeper Josh Harding became unwell as a result of complications from multiple sclerosis therapy. On February 17, Kuemper earned his first career NHL win against the Detroit Red Wings, making 29 saves on 31 shots. Kuemper signed a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Los Angeles Kings on July 1, 2017. Kuemper excelled in the Kings’ backup role last season, winning 10 games in 19 appearances.
Darcy was traded to the Arizona Coyotes on February 21, 2018 for goalie Scott Wedgewood and winger Tobias Rieder. The Coyotes immediately re-signed Kuemper to a two-year, $3.7 million contract extension. Kuemper was dealt with the Colorado Avalanche for a first-round pick in 2022, a conditional third-round pick in 2024 and defenseman Conor Timmins on July 28, 2021. During Saturday’s Game 3 triumph against Nashville, Kuemper was hit near the eye by a stick.
Darcy Kuemper Social media
Darcy has 28.8k followers and 500 followers on Instagram, where he has 89 posts and has the @kuemps35 account. He is also on Twitter where he goes by the name @dkuemps35 and has 21,000 followers and 0 followers as of March 2011.
Darcy Kuemper biography
|Date of birth
|May 5, 1990
|Age (as of 2022)
|Place of birth
|Ice Hockey Goalie
|in feet inches – 6′ 5” – in centimeters – 195 cm
|in kilograms – 96kg – in pounds – 211 pounds
Darcy Kuemper Family
|Who is Darcy Kuemper’s wife?
Darcy Kuemper and his beloved wife Sydney Kuemper lead a happy life. The couple married on August 6, 2021 after getting engaged in 2019. Darcy also posted a photo on his Instagram account. An adorable dog lives with the romantic couple.
Darcy Kuemper Net Worth
Darcy Kuemper has a total net worth of $6 million. His estimated salary was 1.5 million USD in 2016. He earns this amount solely through his dedication, talent and hard work. Darcy Kuemper makes a lot of money from her large following on social media.
Facts About Darcy Kuemper
- Darcy signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild on May 26, 2011.
- During the 2008–09 WHL season, Darcy Kuemper joined the Rebels as Morgan Clark’s backup.