Düsseldorfer EG

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Düsseldorfer EG
Duesseldorfer EG Logo.png
City Düsseldorf, Germany
League Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Founded 1935
Home arena ISS Dome
Head coach Germany Christoph Kreutzer
Captain Germany Daniel Kreutzer
Website deg-eishockey.de
Franchise history
1935–2002 Düsseldorfer EG
2002-2012 DEG Metro Stars
2012-present Düsseldorfer EG

Düsseldorfer EG (short DEG) is a German professional ice hockey team in Düsseldorf. It was Germany's most successful hockey club for a long time and had many international players. The famous Eisstadion at the Brehmstrasse was the home venue for most of the team's history. The team now plays in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (German Ice Hockey League, abbreviated DEL); the home venue is the ISS Dome.

The club was founded on November 8, 1935 as Düsseldorfer Eislauf Gemeinschaft (DEG) and was renamed DEG Metro Stars on March 1, 2002. It was renamed again as Düsseldorfer Eislauf Gemeinschaft (DEG) in 2012.


Honors[edit]

  • German champions 1967, 1972, 1975, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996
  • German Runner-up, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2006, 2009
  • DEB-Pokal winners 2006
  • DEB-Pokal Runner-up, 2005
  • NRW state champion 1946
  • Champion in the 2. Bundesliga 2000 (the DEG was two years in the 2nd division due to financial problems)
  • 2nd place in Eurocup 1991
  • 3rd place in Eurocup 1997

Championship teams[edit]

  • 1967: Hans-Joachim Schmengler, Rainer Gossmann, Kurt Jablonski, Erik Böttcher, Dieter Hoja, Wolfgang Wylach, Jürgen Breidenbach, Karl Heitmüller, Horst Roes, Karl-Heinz Löggow, Reinhold Rief, Ferdinand Werdermann, Ingo Lingemann, Horst Hübbers, Josef Reif, Peter Gregory, Otto Schneitberger, Peter Schmitz.

Head coach: Hans Rampf

  • 1972: Rainer Makatsch, Manfred Fleischer, Erich Weide, Heiko Antons, Frank Neupert, Jürgen Schwer, Harald Kadow, Otto Schneitberger, Rudolf Potsch, Peter Müller, Klaus Volland, Anton Pohl, Wolfgang Boos, Hubert Engel, Josef Reif, Walter Köberle, Peter Hejma, Walter Stadler, Vladimir Vacatko, Erwin Zeidler.

Head coach: Xaver Unsinn

  • 1975: Otto Schneitberger, Georg Kink, Horst-Peter Kretschmer, Walter Köberle, Wolfgang Boos, Walter Stadler, Sepp Reif, Petr Hejma, Vladimir Vacatko, Agar, Rainer Makatsch, Heiko Antons, Russel Wiechnik, Gerd Baldauf, Jürgen Schwer, Klaus Volland, Hans Clouth, Michael Clouth, Michael Muus, Manfred Fleischer.

Head coach:Chuck Holdaway

Head coach: Peter Johansson (during Playoffs: Peter Hejma)

  • 1991: Helmut de Raaf, Markus Fleming, Uli Hiemer, Mike Schmidt, Rick Amann, Andreas Niederberger, Christoph Kreutzer, Jürgen Schulz, Christian Althoff, Robert Sterflinger, Gerd Truntschka, Bernd Truntschka, Chris Valentine, Peter Lee, Andreas Brockmann, Dieter Hegen, Oliver Kasper, Thomas Werner, Michael Fleming, Olaf Scholz, Brian Hannon, Rainer Zerwesz, Don McLaren, Henrik Hölscher, Dieter Willmann, Peter Hejma Jr.

Head coach: Hans Zach

  • 1992: Helmut de Raaf, Christian Frütel, Uli Hiemer, Mike Schmidt, Rick Amann, Andreas Niederberger, Robert Sterflinger, Christof Kreutzer, Christian Althoff, Gerd Truntschka, Bernd Truntschka, Chris Valentine, Peter Lee, Benoit Doucet, Dieter Hegen, Mike Lay, Andreas Brockmann, Rainer Zerwesz, Olaf Scholz, Henrik Hölscher, Udo Schmid.

Head coach: Hans Zach

  • 1993: Helmut de Raaf, Christian Frütel, Uli Hiemer, Mike Schmidt, Rick Amann, Andreas Niederberger, Christoph Kreutzer, Rafael Jedamzik, Robert Sterflinger, Bernd Truntschka, Chris Valentine, Peter Lee, Benoit Doucet, Andreas Brockmann, Ernst Köpf, Wolfgang Kummer, Lorenz Funk Jr., Dale Derkatch, Steve Gotaas, Mark Jooris, Bernd Kühnhauser, Christian Schmitz, Tino Boos, Mike Lay, Rainer Zerwesz, Henrik Hölscher.

Head coach: Hans Zach

Head coach: Hardy Nilsson, Assistant coach: Martin Karlsson


Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated December 2, 2014.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
7 Canada Belle, ShawnShawn Belle D L 29 2014 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
39 Canada Beskorowany, TylerTyler Beskorowany G L 24 2014 Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
19 Canada Collins, RobRob Collins (A) C R 36 2014 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
4 United States Conboy, TimTim Conboy (AInjured Reserve D R 32 2014 Rosemount, Minnesota, USA
3 Germany Daschner, StephanStephan Daschner D R 26 2014 Ingolstadt, Germany
9 United States Davies, MichaelMichael Davies LW R 28 2014 Chesterfield, Missouri, USA
44 United States Davis, KurtKurt Davis D L 28 2014 Plymouth, Minnesota, USA
42 Germany Dmitriev, AlexejAlexej Dmitriev LW L 29 2012 Minsk, Belorussian SSR
67 Germany Ebner, BernhardBernhard Ebner D L 24 2012 Schongau, Germany
38 Germany Ficenec, JakubJakub Ficenec D R 37 2014 Hradec Králové, Czechoslovakia
77 Germany Fischbuch, DanielDaniel Fischbuch RW R 21 2011 Bad Friedrichshall, Germany
41 United States Goepfert, BobbyBobby Goepfert Injured Reserve G L 31 2011 Kings Park, New York, USA
23 Germany Kreutzer, DanielDaniel Kreutzer (C) LW L 35 2002 Düsseldorf, Germany
1 Germany Lang, LukasLukas Lang G L 28 2014 Brno, Czechoslovakia
22 Germany Mapes, CoreyCorey Mapes D L 22 2013 Heilbronn, Germany
24 Norway Martinsen, AndreasAndreas Martinsen C/RW L 24 2012 Bærum, Norway
17 Germany Mondt, NikiNiki Mondt C/D L 36 2012 Düsseldorf, Germany
40 Norway Olimb, Ken AndréKen André Olimb C L 25 2013 Oslo, Norway
29 Germany Preibisch, AlexAlex Preibisch RW R 23 2012 Cologne, Germany
21 Canada Schiestel, DrewDrew Schiestel D R 25 2014 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
20 Germany Strodel, ManuelManuel Strodel LW/C L 22 2011 Buchloe, Germany
47 Germany Thiel, AlexanderAlexander Thiel RW R 23 2012 Kaufbeuren, Germany
71 United States Turnbull, TravisTravis Turnbull C/RW R 28 2014 Chesterfield, Missouri, USA


Honored members[edit]


Notable alumni[edit]

  • Goaltender
    • Helmut de Raaf; DEG: 1980 - 1996; Seasons: 11; Games: 497; Goals: 0; Assists: 7; Points: 7; Penealty minutes: 155; Championships: 5
  • Defencemen
    • Rick Amann; DEG: 1987 - 1996; Seasons: 9; Games: 446; Goals: 85; Assists: 160; P: 245; PM: 602; Ch: 4
    • Frank Dueckerhoff; DEG: 1980 - 1985; Seasons 5; G: 60; Goals: 0: Assists: 0: P: 0; PM: 2: Ch: 0
    • Ulrich Hiemer; DEG: 1986 - 1996; Seasons: 10; G: 482; Goals: 141; Assists: 288; Points: 429; PM: 794; Championships: 5
    • Andreas Niederberger; DEG: 1986 - 1998; Seasons: 12; Games: 593; Goals: 77; Assists: 256; P: 333; PM: 262; Ch: 5
    • Mike Schmidt; DEG: 1984 - 1993; Seasons: 9; Goals: 63; Assists: 288; P: 351; 571 Penalty minutes; Championships: 4
    • Robert Sterflinger; DEG: 1985 - 1997; Seasons: 9; G: 405; Goals: 32; Assists: 75; P: 107; PM: 258; Ch: 4
  • Forwards
    • Chris Valentine; DEG: 1984 - 1996; Seasons: 12; G: 571; Goals: 365; Assists: 598; P: 963; PM: 912; CH: 5;
    • Peter-John Lee; DEG: 1983 - 1993; Seasons: 10; G: 450; Goals: 340; Assists: 334; P: 674; PM: 492; CH: 4;
    • Peter Hejma Sen.; DEG: 1970 - 1981; Seasons: 9; G: 359; Goals: 240; Assists: 274; P: 514; PM: 261; Ch: 2
    • Dieter Hegen; DEG: 1989 - 1998; Seasons: 7; G: 341; Goals: 238; Assists: 266; P: 464; PM: 292; Ch: 4
    • Andreas Brockmann; DEG: 1988 - 2000; Seasons: 10; G: 507; Goals: 158; Assists: 264; P: 422; PM: 542; Ch: 6 (5x Bundesliga/DEL; 1x 2. Bundesliga)
    • Ben Doucet; DEG: 1991 - 1998; Seasons: 7; G: 340; Goals: 159; Assists: 234; P: 393; PM:521; Ch: 3
    • Gerd Truntschka; DEG: 1989 - 1992; Seasons: 3; G: 195; Goals: 61; Assists: 207; P: 268; PM: 183; Ch: 3
    • Tore Vikingstad; DEG: 2003 - 2008; Seasons: 7; G: 355; Goals: 107; Assists: 171; P: 278; PM: 210; Ch: 1 (DEB-Cup 2006)
    • Brendan Shanahan; DEG: 1994; Seasons: 1; G: 3;
    • Daniel Kreutzer; DEG: 1996/97 and since 2002; still active


Coaches[edit]

  • 1930s - Bobby Bell
  • 1952/1953 - Rainer Hillmann
  • 1950s - Clare (Jimmy) Drake
  • 1950s - Gerald Strong
  • 1956-1958 - Frank Trottier
  • 1958-1962 - Vlastimil Suchoparek
  • 1962-1965 - Engelbert Holderied
  • 1965-1969 - Hans Rampf
  • 1969/1970 - Dr. Ladislav Horsky
  • 1970-1972 - Xaver Unsinn
  • 1972/1973 - Jiri Pokorny
  • 1973-1976 - Chuck Holdaway
  • 1976/1977 - Hans Rampf, followed by George Agar
  • 1977/1978 - Rudi Hejtmanek
  • 1978/1979 - Otto Schneitberger
  • 1979-1982 - Gerhard Kießling
  • 1982/1983 - Jaromir Frycer
  • 1983-1984 - Heinz Weisenbach
  • 1984-1987 - Otto Schneitberger
  • 1987/1988 - Brian Lefley
  • 1988-1989 - Peter Johannson
  • 1989-1990 - Peter Hejma
  • 1990-1995 - Hans Zach
  • 1995-1997 - Hardy Nilsson
  • 1997 - Hans Zach
  • 1997/1998 - Chris Valentine
  • 1998-1999 - Czeslaw Panek
  • 1999-2001 - Gerhard Brunner
  • 2001-2004 - Michael Komma
  • 2004 - Walter Köberle as interimcoach
  • 2004-2005 - Butch Goring
  • 2005-2007 - Don Jackson
  • 2007 - Slavomir Lener
  • 2007-2008 - Lance Nethery as interim coach
  • 2008-2010 - Harold Kreis
  • 2010–2012 - Jeff Tomlinson
  • 2012–2014 - Christian Brittig
  • 2014–present - Christoph Kreutzer


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Düsseldorfer EG - Kader" (in German). www.deg-eishockey.de. Retrieved 2014-11-02. 


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