Geoff Kinrade

Hometown:

Nelson British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1985-07-29

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2003

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

Free agent signing, 2009

Weight:

195 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: Geoff Kinrade skated in all 39 games for Michigan Tech as a junior and was third on the team with 14 assists. He had a -7 plus/minus for the Huskies, who finished ninth in the 10-team WCHA, and had 5 goals with 30 PMs. Kinrade scored 4 of his 5 goals on the power play and had three game-winning goals.

2008-09: Kinrade made his NHL debut with the Lightning after signing a free-agent contract with Tampa Bay in April 2009 following his senior season with Michigan Tech. Kinrade's only NHL action came in an April game against Washington as he saw over 17 minutes of ice time and was -1. Kinrade skated in 10 games with Tampa Bay's AHL affiliate Norfolk and had 1 goal with 4 assists and was +3 with 12 PMs. In 38 games for Michigan Tech he scored 3 goals with 13 assists and 18 PMs. Kinrade finished -20 as the Huskies won just six games. Kinrade signed a one-year contract with Ottawa in June 2009.

2009-10: The 24-year-old Kinrade was second among Binghamton (AHL) defensemen in scoring with 27 points, including seven goals. He played in all situations and was +27, notching two goals on the power play and one short-handed. Ottawa re-signed Kinrade to a one-year contract as a restricted free agent in August 2010.

2010-11: Kinrade skated in a team-leading 78 of 80 games for Ottawa's AHL affiliate Binghamton in his second pro season. He scored 6 goals with 19 assists and was +12 with 43 PMs. Three of his six goals were scored on the power play. Kinrade played in all 23 playoff games as the Senators won the AHL's Calder Cup and was +2 with 1 goal and 4 assists.

2011-12: Kinrade signed with HC Plzen in the Czech Extraliga in July 2011 and later joined SC Bern in the Swiss A League. He scored 1 goal with 4 assists and had 65 penalty minutes in 34 games with HC Plzen. Kinrade had 4 assists and was plus-three with 35 penalty minutes in seven regular season games for SCBern, which finished fifth. He was with the club during its run to the A League finals and had 3 assists; finishing  plus-six with 8 penalty minutes in 17 playoff games.

 

Future

Kinrade is playing for Bern in the Swiss Elit League for the 2012-13 season. An effective but undersized offensive defenseman, Kinrade was caught in the numbers crunch with younger high-end prospects like Jared Cowen, David Rundblad, and Patrick Wiercioch in the Senators' organization. Long-term he has the potential to play as a lower pairing defender with some power play potential but is likely fairly close to his talent ceiling.

 

 

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