Niklas Treutle

Hometown:

Nuremberg Germany

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-04-29

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2009

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Signed as free agent, 2015

Weight:

185 lbs.

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History

2006-07: Niklas Treutle played for the EHC 80 U18 team in his hometown of Nuremberg. In 26 games he had one shutout and a 3.41 goals against average in Jugend-Bundesliga play.

2007-08: Treutle moved to Cologne to play for the Kolner Haie U20 team in the DNL. Sharing the goaltending duties for the club with Christoph Oster and Sebastian Kinader, he had a 3.15 goals against with 2 shutouts in 16 games. He did not appear in any playoff games.

2008-09: Treutle returned to Nuremberg, appearing in seven men’s league Bayernliga games with EHC 80 and playing for the club’s lower division U20 team. He had a 3.33 goals against in Bayernliga play as a backup to 19-year-old Philipp Schnierstein.

2009-10: Treutle played at the men’s level in Germany as an 18-year-old — stopping 11 of 12 shots he faced in 25 minutes of action in his DEL debut with the Nuremberg Ice Tigers — and playing for Deggendorfer SC in the Oberliga. In 31 games for Deggendorfer he had 1 shutout and a 3.46 goals against average. The Fire missed the Oberliga playoffs, finishing last in the 11-team league.

2010-11: Treutle split the season between the DEL’s Hamburg Freezers and ETC Crimmitschau in the Bundesliga second league. In 10 games in the DEL as a backup to veterans Daniel Taylor and Marc Lamothe he was 4-5 with 1 shutout and had a 2.67 goals against and .908 save percentage. Treutle had 2 shutouts and a 3.56 goals against in 10 games for fifth-place Crimmitschau. He played in two Bundesliga playoff games, posting a 3.95 goals against.

2011-12: Treutle appeared in 13 regular season games and one playoff contest as a backup to one-time Pittsburgh Penguins’ goalie John Curry in his second season with the Freezers. He was 6-4 with 1 shutout and had a 2.70 goals against and .923 save percentage during the regular season. Hamburg finished fifth and lost to Adler Mannheim in a quarterfinal series. Treutle allowed 3 goals on 12 shots in one period of action in his only playoff appearance. Treutle was ranked 11th amongst European goalies in the Central Scouting final rankings as a 21-year-old but was not selected in the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Treutle backed up KHL veteran Dimitrij Kotschnew in his third season with the Hamburg Freezers. He was 9-8 with 1 shutout and had a 2.59 goals against and .917 save percentage in 18 regular season games. Hamburg finished fifth and lost to Eisbaren Berlin in a playoff quarterfinal series. Treutle took over the goaltending in the playoffs, going 2-4 with a 3.53 goals against and .891 save percentage.

2013-14: Treutle went from Hamburg to EHC Munich and spent time with SC Riessersee in the DEL second league. He played in eight regular season games for Munich as a backup to veteran Jochen Reimer. Treutle was 3-4 with a 2.72 goals against and .928 save percentage. Munich finished seventh in the regular season and lost to Iserlohn Roosters in a quarterfinal series. Finnish veteran Mika Noronen handled the goaltending in the playoffs for Munich. Treutle had a 2.47 goals against with 1 shutout in six games for SC Riessersee.

2014-15: Treutle had a breakout season in his fifth DEL campaign while sharing the goaltending for second-place EHC Munich with veteran French goalie Florian Hardy. Treutle was 20-10 with a 2.06 goals against and .923 save percentage in 30 regular season games. Hardy started all four playoff games as Munich was swept by Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg. In three games for SC Riessersee during the season Treutle was 3-0 with a 1.33 goals against and 1 shutout. Arizona signed him to a one-year entry-level contract as an undrafted free agent in July 2015.

Talent Analysis

Treutle was statistically the best goaltender in the DEL last year, and is making the first steps towards the NHL by coming over to North America. He has good size and is more of an advanced prospect at this stage of his career.

Future
Treutle will attend his first training camp with the Coyotes in 2015-16 and with Louis Domingue on board for another year he will likely take a back-seat for AHL affiliate Springfield. It was thought that the young German was the insurance policy for Domingue, but it's possible that he overtakes him for the starting job in the AHL by the end of the year.

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