Christoph Schubert

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Christoph Schubert
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Born (1982-02-05) February 5, 1982 (age 32)
Munich, FRG
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 107 kg (236 lb; 16 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Hamburg Freezers
Munich Barons
Binghamton Senators
Ottawa Senators
Atlanta Thrashers
Frölunda HC
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 127th overall, 2001
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2000–present

Christoph Schubert (born February 5, 1982 in Munich, West Germany) is a German professional ice hockey player. Schubert is currently playing for the Hamburg Freezers in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (German Ice Hockey League).[1][2] Schubert played over 300 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Atlanta Thrashers and Ottawa Senators from 2005–2010.

Playing career[edit]

Schubert started his career in the junior sections of the EHC Klostersee and moved, after his junior time, to the DNL-team of the EV Landshut. In the season of 1999/2000, as a 17-years-old, he made his debut in the Oberliga. After the EV Landshut had missed the promotion into the 2nd Bundesliga, in the following season he joined his home team, the German championship winner Munich Barons in the DEL. In two future seasons he evolved himself to a tough defenceman with a strong slap shot. In spring 2001 he reached with his hometeam the second place in the German championship. After the closing of the Munich Barons in season 2001/02, Schubert was drafted 127th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. He is generally seen as a competent defenceman and a checking forward with some physical upside.

One of his greatest assets is his shot, which was measured at over 100 mph in the 2005–06 Senators' Super Skills Competition, giving him the second-hardest shot in Senators team history behind former teammate Zdeno Chara.

He recorded his first career NHL goal on future teammate Martin Gerber vs. the Carolina Hurricanes on November 22, 2005. In the 2006–07 Super Skills Competition for the Senators, despite losing to Mike Fisher for the hardest shot, he achieved first place in the puck control relay portion.

At the beginning of the 2009–10 season, on October 2, Schubert was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers.[3] Schubert remained on the Thrashers roster primarily as a depth player and in 47 games scored 2 goals and 7 points.

In the following 2010–11 season, Schubert was unable to garner another NHL contract and after 8 years returned to Europe, signing with Frölunda HC of the Swedish Elitserien on September 15, 2010.[4] Contributing just 4 assists in 23 games with the Indians, Schubert was mutually released from his contract and returned to his native Germany, signing a two-year deal with the Hamburg Freezers on December 8, 2010.[5]

International play[edit]

Schubert played for the German national team in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. The team finished out of the medal round both times.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Season Team League   Regular season   Playoffs
GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Landshut Cannibals 2.GBun 55 7 5 12 68
2000–01 Munich Barons DEL 55 6 3 9 80 10 2 2 4 27
2001–02 Munich Barons DEL 50 5 11 16 125 9 3 4 7 32
2002–03 Binghamton Senators AHL 70 2 8 10 102 8 0 1 1 2
2003–04 Binghamton Senators AHL 70 2 10 12 69 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Binghamton Senators AHL 76 10 22 32 110 6 2 2 4 20
2005–06 Ottawa Senators NHL 56 4 6 10 48 7 0 1 1 4
2006–07 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 8 17 25 56 20 0 1 1 22
2007–08 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 8 16 24 64 4 0 0 0 8
2008–09 Ottawa Senators NHL 50 3 3 6 26
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 47 2 5 7 69
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 23 0 4 4 49
2010–11 Hamburg Freezers DEL 26 3 14 17 20
2011–12 Hamburg Freezers DEL 39 3 19 22 71 5 0 0 0 4
2012–13 Hamburg Freezers DEL 39 5 16 21 76 6 0 2 2 18
NHL totals 315 25 47 72 263 31 0 2 2 34
DEL totals 209 22 63 85 372 30 5 8 13 81

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Germany WJC-B 6 2 2 4 12
2001 Germany WJC-D1 5 1 1 2 10
2001 Germany WC 1 0 0 0 0
2002 Germany WJC-D1 4 4 1 5 8
2002 Germany OG 7 0 1 1 6
2002 Germany WC 7 1 0 1 8
2004 Germany WCH 2 0 0 0 6
2005 Germany WC 3 0 4 4 6
2006 Germany OG 5 0 1 1 2
2008 Germany WC 6 1 2 3 12
2009 Germany WC 4 2 0 2 6
2012 Germany WC 7 1 2 3 2
Junior int'l totals 15 7 4 11 30
Senior int'l totals 42 5 10 15 48

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