Seidenberg in 2012.
July 18, 1981 |
Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
|NHL Draft||172nd overall, 2001
Seidenberg was drafted in the sixth round, 172nd overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. After spending three years with Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in his native Germany, he signed with the Flyers in 2002. Seidenberg spent the next two seasons bouncing between the NHL team and the American Hockey League (AHL)'s Philadelphia Phantoms, but played the entire 2004–05 season with the Phantoms during the lockout, winning the 2005 Calder Cup.
In both seasons after the lockout, Seidenberg was involved in a midseason trade. On January 20, 2006, Seidenberg was sent to the Phoenix Coyotes for Petr Nedvěd; the following year, the Coyotes sent Seidenberg to the Carolina Hurricanes on January 8 in exchange for center Kevyn Adams.
On September 14, 2009, he signed a one-year $2.25 million contract with the Florida Panthers. On March 3, 2010, he and Matt Bartkowski were traded to the Boston Bruins for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller, and a second round draft pick. In June 2010, Seidenberg was re-signed by Boston to a four-year contract worth $13 million.
In 2010–11, Seidenberg had a career-high 32 points during the regular season. He then had 11 points in the playoffs to help the Bruins win the Stanley Cup. Seidenberg drew attention for his outstanding play during the playoffs, at one point being cited as a potential Conn Smythe Trophy winner. He is the second German-born player to win the Stanley Cup, following his favorite player growing up, Uwe Krupp,
During a December 27, 2013 away game against the Ottawa Senators, Seidenberg was taken down by an Ottawa skater that resulted with Seidenberg's ACL and MCL knee ligaments being injured, ending his play for the season with 6 to 8 months away from hockey following surgery to repair the ligaments.
Awards and achievements
- 2002–03: Played in NHL YoungStars Game
- Three-time Olympian (2002, 2006, 2010)
- 2010–11: Won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins (NHL)
Regular season and playoffs
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- "Seidenbergs Boston Bruins holen den Stanley-Cup". Die Welt (in German). June 16, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
- "Seidenberg To Miss Remainder of Season With Torn ACL/MCL; B's Recall Trotman & Assign Svedberg". bruins.nhl.com. Boston Bruins. December 28, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
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