Not a great deal of NHL experience on this squad either, other than Marcel Goc and Christian Ehrhoff, as bonafide players in the major league level in North America. Goaltender Timo Pielmeier had a quick cup of coffee with the San Jose Sharks organization and I'm sure Bjorn Krupp has a few of those key genomes from his father, long time NHL'er and proud German National Team player, Uwe Krupp.
This German side does boast a lot of international tournament experience, as 16 of the 25 players on this team, represented their team in last year's World Championships and eight of these players have played more than 100 games internationally for Germany. So, overall, they should be a solid unit.
Just to keep up appearances, seven of the 25 players listed here, were drafted by NHL teams, Marcel Noebels was the last one on this list, a 4th round pick (118th) in 2011 by the Philadelphia Flyers.
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