Christoph Brandner

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Christoph Brandner
Born (1975-07-05) 5 July 1975 (age 41)
Bruck an der Mur, Austria
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Left wing
Shot Left
Played for EC KAC
Krefeld Pinguine
Minnesota Wild
Södertälje SK
Hamburg Freezers
National team  Austria
NHL Draft 237th overall, 2002
Minnesota Wild
Playing career 1994–2012

Christoph Brandner (born 5 July 1975 in Bruck an der Mur, Austria) is an Austrian former professional ice hockey winger.

He was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the eighth round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, the 237th overall pick and became first Austrian hockey player to score a goal in the NHL, when he was playing in the 2003–04 season with the Minnesota Wild. After the NHL Lockout he signed with Södertälje SK of the Swedish Elitserien. He later returned to his longtime original Austrian team, EC KAC, where he was a cult player. Brandner retired on 2 April 2012, and remained with Klagenfurt where he is currently a Developmental Coach.[1]


  1. ^ "Brandner retires after finals defeat" (in German). 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 

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