German Update

By Oliver Janz





Müller

Here’s the first update for the seven German draft picks in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Three draftees suffered hand injuries in the last weeks. Check out what happened to all of the seven guys.

Robert Müller (Adler Mannheim/DEL) – Washington Capitals
Müller played in three of ten regular season games. His starts are in the following games: 4-3 against Moskitos Essen, 1-2 against Iserlohn Roosters (where he was named the best player of the game) and 0-2 against Hannover Scorpions. Mike Rosati is still the number one, but the race is closer as during the last season. His current stats are:

GP

Min.

W

L

SOL

GA

SO

GAA

Sav.%

3

179

1

1

1

6

0

2,01

90,77


Dimitri Pätzold (Kölner Haie/DEL) – San Jose Sharks
Pätzold missed the first two Games of the season due to his San Jose Sharks Training Camp appearance. Back in Köln, his place was only the bench fot the next eight Games. Coach Nethery announced the reason for his decision at the weekend as he told us that Pätzold broke his finger two weeks ago during the training, “He can’t hold his stick”. So, Pätzold’s debut was in the last night, as his team beat the Hannover Scorpions 5-4 in the Preussag Arena of Hannover. The 18-year-old netminder showed a strong performance, especially during the shootout. 4-4 was the result after the regular time, so five players per team had a penalty shot – Pätzold save all shots. The Haie won their first shutout this season – their big weakness last season as they lost more than ten games after shootouts. Regarding the last night, his current stats are:

GP

Min.

W

L

SOL

GA

SO

GAA

Sav.%

1

60

1

0

0

4

0

4,00

85,71


Dennis Seidenberg (Adler Mannheim/DEL) – Philadelphia Flyers.
The biggest surprise in the team, but the end of the development by #162 in the NHL Entry Draft 2001 is far away. Seidenberg’s place is in the second line where he played with his defensepartner Brad Bergen. One goal and four Assists make him to their top scoring defenseman, Bergen is on position two with three Points. Seidenberg garnered also some honours: He was named the best player of the game after the 3-2 against Oberhausen and the 4-1 against the Barons from München. The first week saw him at the All-Star team of the Week. No doubt about it, Seidenberg is a steal for the Flyers. Take a look at his current stats:

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

10

1

4

5

-1

12


Christian Ehrhoff (Krefeld Pinguine/DEL) – San Jose Sharks
Ehrhoff missed the first Games, he skated at the Sharks Camp. His line ist the third where he played alongside his partner from the last season, Phil von Stefenelli. The season starts and Ehrhoff played not very good but not bad, too. One point after seven games till now, but more from him will come, that’s for sure. His goals for this season are “to improve all, especially my skating could be faster, my shot must be harder and I have to improve my play in one-on-one situations.”

Current stats:

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

7

0

1

1

2

6


Stefan Schauer (SC Riessersee/Second League) – Ottawa Senators
Unfortunately, that’s the right word for the last weeks. Schauer came back from an injury some days before the season started. His team started good in the new season, Schauer played solid and spent many time on the ice due to injuries of other players. But, bad news for him and the team after the last game on Sunday. Schauer and his current partner in the second line, Christoph Klotz, suffered injures and will sit out for a minimum of two weeks. The joint from one hand is broken. He’s hopefully that the next weeks will be better and without injuries.

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

4

0

0

0

n/a

6


Christoph Schubert (München Barons/DEL) – Ottawa Senators
The third guy with a hand injury. He came back from the Senators Camp due to his injury and sit out two weeks. Back on the ice, Schubert assisted on the first goal in the game against the Eisbären Berlin, scored by former Sabre Derek Plante. But that wasn’t enough, the Barons lost the game with 1-6. Schubert’s linemates in the defense changed in his first games, his last partners were canadian Jason Herter and German Heiko Smazal. So, following are Schubert’s stats for his three Games after recovering from his injury:

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

3

0

1

1

2

2


Marcel Goc (Schwenninger Wild Wings/DEL) – San Jose Sharks
Teenage sensation, the next German forward legend: Goc was named a hero before he played like a hero. The news before and after the Draft included of his name many times. Now, some weeks later, he didn’t read so much about him. His team had a sensational start in the new season – without him. The newspaper articles speak about the old players like Mike Bullard and Mark MacKay who lead the team. But, that’s good for Goc, the pressure isn’t high and can develop without big problems. The center played in seven games till now and assisted on two goals. That’s not much, but the start of this season is better as the last season’s start. He started the last season at the third/fourth line – his place for the first weeks of this season is the third line, alongside canadians Dave Chyzowski (last team in north america: Kansas City Blades) and 24 year old Jason Deleurme. The face-off-quote by Marcel Goc: 54%, he won 56 from 104 attempts. His other stats are:

GP

G

A

PTS

+/-

PIM

7

0

2

2

-2

2