Björn Barta

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Björn Barta
Bjoern-Barta-Ingolstadt.jpg
Born (1980-05-22) May 22, 1980 (age 36)
Berlin, Germany
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Oberliga team
Former teams
Füchse Duisburg
Kölner Haie
Augsburger Panther
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
ERC Ingolstadt
National team  Germany
Playing career 1998–present

Björn Barta (born May 22, 1980 in Berlin) is a German professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for Füchse Duisburg of the third tier German Oberliga. He previously played with ERC Ingolstadt of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).[1][2] He re-joined the Panthers from fellow DEL club, the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Barta grew up in West Berlin, skating from the age of three, joined at the age of five with junior club Berlin Schlittschuhclub. Due to the better prospects, he moved as a 13 year-old in the youth section of the Eisbären Berlin. At the age of 17 years Barta went to the Swedish junior league for Mora IK. After one year he returned to Germany and signed a contract with the Heilbronner EC. He played as a winger for two years in the 2nd Bundesliga, where he developed into one of the top performers in the team.

In the 2000–01 season, Barta transferred for the league rivals SC Bietigheim-Bissingen on the ice, one year later he accepted an offer of Kölner Haie and made his debut appearances in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. First, Barta was loaned to its affiliates partner EV Duisburg, but during the season he established himself as a winger in the fourth row of the Sharks. At the end of the season the Berliner celebrated the German championship. However, in order to get more ice time he moved to the Augsburger Panther, for whom he played three years. Since the season 2005–06 the attacker played at ERC Ingolstadt, with whom he in the first two years play-offs reached there but was eliminated in each case in the quarterfinals. For 2007–08 season, he signed a contract with league rivals Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers, where he fulfilled his contract until 2012.

Since the 2012–13 season he returned to play again for ERC Ingolstadt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Björn Barta's profile and statistics at DEL.org (German)
  2. ^ "ERC Ingolstadt team for 2013–14 season" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers 2011–12 Roster". pointstreak.com. Archived from the original on September 25, 2011. 

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