Tim Kraus

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Tim Kraus
Born (1987-02-21) February 21, 1987 (age 28)
Garden Grove, CA, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
EIHL team
Former teams
Dundee Stars
Ontario Reign
Victoria Salmon Kings
Las Vegas Wranglers
Wichita Thunder
Dayton Gems
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Tim Kraus (born February 21, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey center who is currently playing with the Dundee Stars in the U.K's Elite Ice Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Kraus played major junior hockey in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Vancouver Giants and Regina Pats. In 2005–06, his third year with the Giants, Kraus scored a junior career-high 21 goals and helped the Giants to the franchise's first President's Cup championship. The following year, he recorded a junior career-high 47 assists and 66 points, while the Giants finished as 2007 WHL champion runners-up, then captured the 2007 Memorial Cup championship as tournament hosts. The next year, he was traded to the Regina Pats, where he finished his major junior career.

Undrafted by a National Hockey League (NHL) club, Kraus turned pro in the ECHL with the Ontario Reign in the 2008–09 season.[1]

In the 2011–12 season on November 18, 2011, the Wichita Thunder traded Kraus to the Dayton Gems in exchange for future considerations.[2] He made only one appearance for the Gems before his season was cut short due to injury.

On September 7, 2012, Kraus decided to remain in the CHL, signing to a one-year contract with the inaugural Denver Cutthroats.[3] Kraus was subsequently released from the Cutthroats prior to the season after failing to cement a place on the opening night roster.[4] Krause subsequently signed his first foreign contract, agreeing to a one-year deal, with British club Dundee Stars of the EIHL on October 24, 2012.[5]

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Vancouver Giants WHL 56 4 6 10 32 8 0 0 0 4
2004–05 Vancouver Giants WHL 63 16 19 35 34 4 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Vancouver Giants WHL 52 21 33 54 59 16 5 6 11 10
2006–07 Vancouver Giants WHL 70 19 47 66 81 20 2 8 10 33
2007–08 Vancouver Giants WHL 3 0 2 2 10
2007–08 Regina Pats WHL 62 15 44 59 86 6 3 1 4 2
2008–09 Ontario Reign ECHL 73 15 33 48 78 7 5 2 7 8
2009–10 Ontario Reign ECHL 70 16 37 53 68
2010–11 Ontario Reign ECHL 16 0 6 6 10
2010–11 Victoria Salmon Kings ECHL 31 4 12 16 27
2010–11 Las Vegas Wranglers ECHL 7 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Wichita Thunder CHL 4 1 1 2 2
2011–12 Dayton Gems CHL 1 0 0 0 0
ECHL totals 197 35 89 124 185 7 5 2 7 8

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