Greg Classen

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Greg Classen
Born (1977-08-24) August 24, 1977 (age 36)
Aylsham, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
ERC Ingolstadt
Nashville Predators
Hamburg Freezers
Iserlohn Roosters
Kölner Haie
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2000–present

Gregory Classen (born August 24, 1977 in Aylsham, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who is currently under contract to ERC Ingolstadt of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).[1]

Playing career[edit]

Classen played college hockey at Merrimack College and went undrafted. He spent his first five pro seasons in the Nashville Predators organization, splitting time between the parent club and the Milwaukee Admirals.

In 2004 Classen signed with Finland's SM-liiga club Ässät. Returning to the Admirals for 2005–6, he played the following season in Germany with DEL club, the Hamburg Freezers.

On July 3, 2007, it was announced he had signed a contract with the Vancouver Canucks. He was then reassigned by the Canucks, and played with their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose.

He moved to fellow AHL team Providence Bruins the following season and after 1 game moved onto the San Antonio Rampage before leaving for German team, Iserlohn Roosters.

On July 18, 2010, Classen returned to the DEL and signed a two-year contract with Kölner Haie.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Nipawin Hawks SJHL 59 32 50 82 50
1998–99 Merrimack College HE 36 14 11 25 28
1999–00 Merrimack College HE 36 14 16 30 16
1999–00 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 11 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 23 5 10 15 31 5 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Nashville Predators NHL 27 2 4 6 14
2001–02 Nashville Predators NHL 55 5 6 11 30
2001–02 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 8 2 4 6 12
2002–03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 72 20 28 48 61 6 1 1 2 4
2002–03 Nashville Predators NHL 8 0 0 0 4
2003–04 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 68 18 29 47 95 20 4 3 7 12
2004–05 Ässät SM-l 42 8 10 18 74 2 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 76 24 26 50 67 21 1 15 16 18
2006–07 Hamburg Freezers DEL 50 9 26 35 70 7 1 0 1 14
2007–08 Manitoba Moose AHL 77 11 15 26 67 6 1 1 2 6
2008–09 Providence Bruins AHL 1 0 0 0 2
2008–09 San Antonio Rampage AHL 19 2 5 7 14
2008–09 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 24 5 5 10 10
2009–10 EHC Basel NLB 22 2 9 11 24
2009–10 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 2 0 0 0 2
2009–10 HC Sierre NLB 4 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Kölner Haie DEL 45 10 17 27 30 5 1 1 2 2
2011–12 Kölner Haie DEL 52 5 8 13 36 6 0 0 0 6
2012–13 Kölner Haie DEL 45 1 5 6 10 12 1 2 3 18
NHL totals 90 7 10 17 48

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1998–99

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greg Classen to support Panthers for European trophy". ERC Ingolstadt. 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  2. ^ "Classen, Card sign with Sharks" (in German). Kölner Haie. 2010-07-18. Retrieved 2010-07-18. 

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