Robert Dietrich

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Robert Dietrich
Robert Dietrich 1.jpg
Born (1986-07-25)July 25, 1986
Ordzhonikidze, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Died September 7, 2011(2011-09-07) (aged 25)
Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for EC Peiting
ETC Crimmitschau
DEG Metro Stars
Straubing Tigers
Milwaukee Admirals
Adler Mannheim
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 174th overall, 2007
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2003–2011

Robert Dietrich (July 25, 1986 – September 7, 2011) was a professional ice hockey defenceman. He was killed in the 2011 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl air disaster, in which all players and coaches on board the plane from the club perished.

Playing career[edit]

Dietrich was drafted 174th overall in the 6th round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators. He played with the DEG Metro Stars of the DEL from 2005 to the 2008. On July 16, 2007, Dietrich was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Predators.[1] He was re-assigned on loan to the Metro Stars for his first year of the contract, before he spent the final two seasons in North America with the Predators American Hockey League affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.

Robert Dietrich in 2010 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

In his second year with the Admirals in 2009–10, he led the team with 43 points for defenseman, but was unable to appear in the NHL with Nashville. On June 8, 2010, Dietrich returned to Germany and signed a two-year contract with Adler Mannheim.[2]

Death[edit]

On September 7, 2011, he was killed when a Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger aircraft, carrying nearly his entire Lokomotiv team, crashed just outside Yaroslavl, Russia. The team was traveling to Minsk to play their opening game of the season, with its coaching staff and prospects. Lokomotiv officials said "everyone from the main roster was on the plane plus four players from the youth team."[3][4][5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 EC Peiting 3.GBun 31 4 7 11 40 11 1 2 3 43
2004–05 ETC Crimmitschau 2.GBun 45 3 14 17 34
2005–06 DEG Metro Stars DEL 4 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Straubing Tigers 2.GBun 46 5 3 8 55 15 0 1 1 8
2006–07 DEG Metro Stars DEL 52 3 19 22 28 9 2 4 6 22
2007–08 DEG Metro Stars DEL 9 1 1 2 12 13 1 2 3 4
2008–09 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 63 4 15 19 32 11 1 7 8 2
2009–10 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 79 6 37 43 28 2 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Adler Mannheim DEL 42 3 15 18 69 6 0 2 2 8
DEL totals 107 7 35 42 111 28 3 8 11 34

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Germany WJC18-D1 5 0 4 4 4
2005 Germany WJC 6 0 0 0 6
2006 Germany WJC-D1 5 0 1 1 4
2007 Germany WC 6 2 2 4 2
2010 Germany WC 9 0 0 0 2
2011 Germany WC 7 0 0 0 0
Junior int'l totals 16 0 5 5 14
Senior int'l totals 22 2 2 4 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Predators sign five to contracts". Nashville Predators. 2007-07-16. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Eagles take Robert Dietrich under contract" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2010-06-08. 
  3. ^ "First pictures from the crash of Yak-42 near Yaroslavl" (in Russian). Lifenews.ru. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  4. ^ "The list of Lokomotiv players who died" (in Russian). Lifenews.ru. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  5. ^ "Pavol Demitra among 43 killed in Russian plane crash". theglobeandmail.com. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 

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