Saturday, January 27, 2018

Germany Olympic Roster Ready

Looking back at the German Ice Hockey Federation's history with the Winter Olympics, they have been to every one of them, thus far.  That's got to be worth something, right?

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.

Player Name POS
Danny aus den Birken G
Dennis Endras G
Timo Pielmeier G
Yasin Ehliz F
Gerrit Fauser F
Marcel Goc F
Patrick Hager F
Dominik Kahun F
Marcus Kink F
Brooks Macek F
Frank Mauer F
Marcel Noebels F
Leonhard Pfoderl F
Matthias Plachta F
Patrick Reimer F
Felix Schutz F
David Wolf F
Daryl Boyle D
Christian Ehrhoff D
Frank Hordler D
Bjorn Krupp D
Jonas Mueller D
Moritz Mueller D
Denis Reul D
Yannic Seidenberg D

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