Dennis Seidenberg

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Dennis Seidenberg
Dennis Seidenberg - Boston Bruins.jpg
Seidenberg in 2012.
Born (1981-07-18) July 18, 1981 (age 33)
Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Boston Bruins
Philadelphia Flyers
Phoenix Coyotes
Carolina Hurricanes
Florida Panthers
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 172nd overall, 2001
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1999–present

Dennis Marvin Seidenberg (born July 18, 1981) is a German professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Seidenberg as a member of the Boston Bruins during the 2011–12 season.

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.[1] 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.[2]

In 2010–11, Seidenberg had a career-high 32 points during the regular season.[3] 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.[4] He is the second German-born player to win the Stanley Cup,[5] following his favorite player growing up, Uwe Krupp,[6]

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.[7]

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • 2002–03: Played in NHL YoungStars Game
  • Three-time Olympian (2002, 2006, 2010)
  • 2010–11: Won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins (NHL)

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Mannheimer ERC Ger-Jr 52 12 28 40 28
1999–00 Adler Mannheim DEL 3 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Mannheimer ERC Ger-Jr 9 3 8 11 20
2000–01 Adler Mannheim DEL 55 2 5 7 6 12 0 1 1 10
2001–02 Adler Mannheim DEL 55 7 13 20 56 8 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 19 5 6 11 17
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 58 4 9 13 20
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 33 7 12 19 31 9 2 2 4 4
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 5 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 79 13 28 41 47 18 2 8 10 19
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 29 2 5 7 4
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 34 1 10 11 14
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 32 1 1 2 16
2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 20 1 5 6 2
2007–08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 47 0 15 15 18
2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 70 5 25 30 37 16 1 5 6 16
2009–10 Florida Panthers NHL 62 2 21 23 33
2009–10 Boston Bruins NHL 17 2 7 9 6
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 81 7 25 32 41 25 1 10 11 31
2011–12 Boston Bruins NHL 80 5 18 23 39 7 1 2 3 2
2012–13 Adler Mannheim DEL 26 2 18 20 20
2012–13 Boston Bruins NHL 45 3 12 15 10 18 0 1 1 4
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 34 1 9 10 10
NHL totals 614 34 162 196 252 69 3 18 21 53
DEL totals 139 11 36 47 82 20 0 1 1 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Germany WJ18 4 0 0 0 2
2000 Germany WJC 5 0 0 0 0
2001 Germany WJC-B 5 1 3 4 2
2001 Germany WC 7 0 1 1 2
2002 Germany OG 7 1 1 2 8
2002 Germany WC 7 1 2 3 8
2004 Germany WCH 4 0 0 0 0
2006 Germany OG 5 0 0 0 6
2008 Germany WC 6 0 0 0 14
2010 Germany OG 4 1 0 1 2
Junior totals 14 1 3 4 4
Senior totals 40 3 4 7 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Panthers agree with Seidenberg on 1-year/$2.25M deal". TSN.ca. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2009-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Seidenberg deal good sign for Bruins". ESPN.com. 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2011-06-12. 
  3. ^ "Dennis Seidenberg". nhl.com. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "Glad Seidenberg is on their side". Boston.com. 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-12. [dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.thebruinsblog.net/2011/06/16/time-couldnt-keep-steady-seidenberg-from-helping-bruins-to-cup/
  6. ^ "Seidenbergs Boston Bruins holen den Stanley-Cup". Die Welt (in German). June 16, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2011. 
  7. ^ "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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