| 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
180 lb (82 kg)
| SEL Team|
| Djurgårdens IF|
Rögle BK (SEL)
Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL)
|Born|| September 19 1988,|
|NHL Draft|| 122nd overall, 2007|
|Pro Career||2008 – present|
Kempe first started skating when he was five years-old on an outdoor rink in his hometown of Kramfors. He represented Ångermanland twice in TV-pucken while playing for Modo Hockey's junior teams in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. During the 2005–2006 season, Kempe represented Team Sweden at the 2006 IIHF Under-18 World Championship.
North America and the QMJHLEdit
That following summer, Kempe was drafted 31st overall in the 2006 CHL Import Draft by the St. John's Fog Devils of the QMJHL. Kempe made the trip to North America and cracked the Fog Devils lineup. He was named an assistant captain during his rookie season. Kempe finished the season tied for 6th among QMJHL rookies in goals and 11th in points, and was voted "Fastest Skater in the Eastern Division". Kempe was ranked 50th among North American prospects on Central Scouting's final report heading into the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He was chosen in the 5th round, 122nd overall by the Philadelphia Flyers.
Back to SwedenEdit
Kempe returned to his native Sweden after completing two seasons in the QMJHL. He signed with Rögle BK of Elitserien in the off-season and recorded two goals and eight assists in thirty games-played. After receiving limited ice time during the first half of the year he was traded to Mora IK of the second-highest level league in Sweden. He signed a two year contract with Djurgården on June 16, 2010.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2004–05||Modo J18||J18 Allsvenskan||14||5||7||12||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Modo J18||J18 Allsvenskan||6||4||2||6||29||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||St. John's Fog Devils||QMJHL||62||23||19||42||51||4||0||0||0||2|
|2007–08||St. John's Fog Devils||QMJHL||48||25||24||49||36||6||4||3||7||8|
|Junior int'l totals||11||0||1||1||29|