February 5, 1982 |
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||107 kg (236 lb; 16 st 12 lb)|
|NHL Draft||127th overall, 2001
Christoph Schubert (born February 5, 1982 in Munich, West Germany) is a German professional ice hockey player. Schubert is currently playing for the Hamburg Freezers in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (German Ice Hockey League). Schubert played over 300 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Atlanta Thrashers and Ottawa Senators from 2005–2010.
Schubert started his career in the junior sections of the EHC Klostersee and moved, after his junior time, to the DNL-team of the EV Landshut. In the season of 1999/2000, as a 17-year-old, he made his debut in the Oberliga. After the EV Landshut had missed the promotion into the 2nd Bundesliga, in the following season he joined his home team, the German championship winner Munich Barons in the DEL. In two future seasons he evolved himself to a tough defenceman with a strong slap shot. In spring 2001 he reached with his hometeam the second place in the German championship. After the closing of the Munich Barons in season 2001/02, Schubert was drafted 127th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators. He is generally seen as a competent defenceman and a checking forward with some physical upside.
One of his greatest assets is his shot, which was measured at over 100 mph in the 2005–06 Senators' Super Skills Competition, giving him the second-hardest shot in Senators team history behind former teammate Zdeno Chara.
He recorded his first career NHL goal on future teammate Martin Gerber vs. the Carolina Hurricanes on November 22, 2005. In the 2006–07 Super Skills Competition for the Senators, despite losing to Mike Fisher for the hardest shot, he achieved first place in the puck control relay portion.
At the beginning of the 2009–10 season, on October 2, Schubert was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers. Schubert remained on the Thrashers roster primarily as a depth player and in 47 games scored 2 goals and 7 points.
In the following 2010–11 season, Schubert was unable to garner another NHL contract and after 8 years returned to Europe, signing with Frölunda HC of the Swedish Elitserien on September 15, 2010. Contributing just 4 assists in 23 games with the Indians, Schubert was mutually released from his contract and returned to his native Germany, signing a two-year deal with the Hamburg Freezers on December 8, 2010.
Regular season and playoffs
- Christoph Schubert's profile and statistics at DEL.org (German)
- "2013/2014 Spieler" [Players] (in German). Hamburg Freezers. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
- "Thrashers claim defensman Schubert off waivers from Ottawa". Atlanta Thrashers. 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2010-05-10.
- "Defenseman Christoph Schubert to Frolunda" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2010-09-15.
- "National defenseman Schubert signs with Freezers until 2012" (in German). Hamburg Freezers. 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2010-12-08.