Puempel accepting a Star of the Game award in February 2013
January 24, 1993 |
Windsor, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
|NHL Draft||24th overall, 2011
|Competitor for Canada|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
Matthew Puempel (born January 24, 1993) is a Canadian ice hockey left winger currently with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL. He was selected 24th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. He was raised in Essex, Ontario.
Puempel's 2009–10 season was a noteworthy rookie OHL season. He led all OHL rookies in goals and points and was second on his team in scoring. His point totals landed him at 39th in overall league scoring and he won the Emms Family Award as well as the CHL Rookie of the Year award. In his second season with the Petes, he was hampered by a back injury just before the season and a bone chip on his hip that required surgery and ended his season prematurely.
On June 27, 2012, Puempel was traded to Kitchener after requesting a trade 
Eager for the chance to select Puempel, Ottawa traded a pair of second-round picks (35th and 48th overall) to Detroit in order to obtain the 24th overall spot in the draft. Puempel signed an entry level contract with the Senators on December 29, 2011.
Regular season and playoffs
Awards and honors
|CHL Rookie of the Year||2009–10|||
|CHL All-Rookie Team||2009–10|
|Emms Family Award||2009–10|||
|OHL First All-Rookie Team||2009–10|
- "CHL.ca - Annual Awards". CHL.ca.
- http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=608764 Senators add to prospect stockpile with signings
- "Petes’ Matt Puempel named OHL Rookie of the Year". Ontario Hockey League. 2010-04-08.
- Matthew Puempel player profile page at ESPN NHL DraftTracker
- Matt Puempel's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Matt Puempel's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Matt Puempel's player profile at Ontario Hockey League
|Winner of the CHL Rookie of the Year Award
|Winner of the Emms Family Award
|Ottawa Senators first round draft pick