Constantin Braun

Hometown:

Lampertheim Germany

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1988-03-11

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2006

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

6th round (164th overall), 2006

Weight:

198 lbs.

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History

2005-06: Braun played the majority of his season in the German junior league, producing at nearly a point per game, good for sixth on his team. Received a brief 6 game stint in the top professional league in Germany. Played for Team Germany at the WJC U18 tournament, where he led Germany with 6 points and finished tied for 13th overall in tournament scoring. Attending the 2006 prospect development camp for Los Angeles.

2006-07: Appeared in 34 games in the DEL, but used sparingly on the lower lines.  Scored one goal and four points in his 34 games.  Also saw action in 10 games of the German junior league, scoring seven points.  Was impressive for Team Germany at the U20 WJC despite scoring only a single goal.  At only 19 years of age, it is not likely to be his last WJC for Team Germany.

2007-08: Braun’s role on Berlin of the DEL increased, seeing action in nearly every game and contributing 11 points on four goals and seven assists.  He again skated for Team Germany in the U-20 WJC, albeit in the lower division and not against the established power teams like Canada, Sweden or Russia.  Regardless, Braun scored four goals and six points in five games for Team Germany.

2008-09: Moved to defenseman after spending the majority of his career at left wing.  Already playing a largely defensive role as a forward, the move to the blueline came natural to Braun.  He returned to Berlin of the DEL to play a full season, including 12 playoff games with the Bears, scoring 17 points in 55 total games.

2009-10: Braun attended the Kings’ prospect camp before returning to Germany for his fourth season with Eisbaren Berlin. Braun skated in 40 games for regular season champion Eisbaren, making the move from forward to defense, and scored 6 goals with 12 assists. He was +5 with 26 PMs in 40 regular season games. He had 2 assists and 2 PMs in five playoff games. Braun skated for Team Germany at the 2010 IIHF World Championship and was +2 with 4 PMs.

2010-11: Braun skated in 51 of 52 games for Eisbaren in Germany’s Elite League, playing both forward and defense. He scored 6 goals with 12 assists and was +2 with 48 PMs as Eisbaren finished third in the regular season before making a successful playoff run to the DEL championship. In 12 playoff games Braun finished +4, scoring 2 goals with 3 assists and 8 PMs. In seven games for Germany at the 2011 IIHF World Championship he had 2 assists and was -3 with 4 PMs.
 

Talent Analysis
Big, tall kid that will work in the corners and around the net.  Average skater for his size.  Will need to work on his skating and offensive skills if he is ever to see the NHL as a forward.  Otherwise, a serviceable mobile defenseman if committed to the position change.
Future

Braun in his sixth season with Eisbaren Berlin. Not likely to come to North America though he did appear in a Kings' prospect camp in 2010.