Brian Lebler

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Brian Lebler
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Born (1988-07-16) July 16, 1988 (age 29)
Klagenfurt, Austria
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
EHC Black Wings Linz
Syracuse Crunch
ERC Ingolstadt
National team  Austria
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Brian Lebler (born July 16, 1988) is an Austrian professional ice hockey Right Wing currently playing for EHC Linz of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing career[edit]

He began his professional career during the 2010–11 season after playing four years of Division I college hockey with the Michigan Wolverines. He split his first season with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League and the ECHL's Elmira Jackals. For the 2011–12 season, Lebler joined EHC Black Wings Linz of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). He received the Ron Kennedy Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the 2014-15 EBEL season,[1] after scoring 35 goals and dealing out 18 assists in 54 regular season games. He also made twelve playoff-appearances with six goals and seven assists that season.

On May 27, 2015, Lebler left the Black Wings after four seasons and signed a one-year contract with German club, ERC Ingolstadt of the DEL.[2] He returned to Linz after one season in Germany.[3]

Lebler was named to Team Austria's official 2014 Winter Olympics roster on January 7, 2014.[4]

Personal[edit]

Lebler and wife Kelsey had their first child, Blakely, on March 16, 2013. The couple welcomed their second child Tucker on March 9, 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MVPS". www.erstebankliga.org. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Lebler reinforces ERC" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2015-05-27. Retrieved 2015-05-27. 
  3. ^ "Brian Lebler kehrt nach Linz zurück". EHC Liwest Black Wings Linz. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  4. ^ "Austria, Latvia and Norway all unveil 25-man Olympic rosters". The Sports Network. 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 

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