Christoph Schubert

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Christoph Schubert
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Born (1982-02-05) February 5, 1982 (age 34)
Munich, FRG
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 107 kg (236 lb; 16 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Oberliga team
Former teams
Crocodiles Hamburg
Munich Barons
Binghamton Senators
Ottawa Senators
Atlanta Thrashers
Frölunda HC
Hamburg Freezers
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 127th overall, 2001
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2000–present

Christoph Schubert (born February 5, 1982 in Munich, West Germany) is a German professional ice hockey player. Schubert is currently playing for German minor league team Crocodiles Hamburg. Schubert played over 300 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Atlanta Thrashers and Ottawa Senators from 2005–2010.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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[3] of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) on December 8, 2010.[4] In November 2011, he was handed a contract extension until 2015[5] and in July 2013, Schubert inked a new deal with the Freezers that would keep him in Hamburg until 2017.[6]

After the owner of the Freezers, the Anschutz Entertainment Group, announced in May 2016 not to apply for a license for the 2016-17 DEL campaign, Schubert, and Moritz Fürste, a field hockey Olympic gold medalist and Hamburg native, launched an initiative to raise money to save the team. They collected more than 500.000 Euro within a couple of days, which however did not make the owner group change its mind.[7] After the Freezers had folded, Schubert became a free agent.[8] He opted to stay in the city of Hamburg and signed with local club Crocodiles Hamburg, a member of Germany's third-tier Oberliga, in June 2016[9] to serve as a team captain and join the club's front office.

International play[edit]

Schubert played for the German national team in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. The team finished out of the medal round both times.

He also attended the World Championships in 2002,[10] 2005,[11] 2008,[12] 2009[13] and 2012[14] and participated in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Landshut Cannibals 2.GBun 55 7 5 12 68
2000–01 Munich Barons DEL 55 6 3 9 80 10 0 2 2 27
2001–02 Munich Barons DEL 50 5 11 16 125 9 3 4 7 32
2002–03 Binghamton Senators AHL 70 2 8 10 102 8 0 1 1 2
2003–04 Binghamton Senators AHL 70 2 10 12 69 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Binghamton Senators AHL 76 10 22 32 110 6 2 2 4 20
2005–06 Ottawa Senators NHL 56 4 6 10 48 7 0 1 1 4
2006–07 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 8 17 25 56 20 0 1 1 22
2007–08 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 8 16 24 64 4 0 0 0 8
2008–09 Ottawa Senators NHL 50 3 3 6 26
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 47 2 5 7 69
2010–11 Frölunda HC SEL 23 0 4 4 49
2010–11 Hamburg Freezers DEL 26 3 14 17 20
2011–12 Hamburg Freezers DEL 39 3 19 22 71 5 0 0 0 4
2012–13 Hamburg Freezers DEL 39 5 16 21 76 6 0 2 2 18
2013–14 Hamburg Freezers DEL 32 1 4 5 72 12 1 3 4 6
2014–15 Hamburg Freezers DEL 48 5 18 23 82 7 0 1 1 35
NHL totals 315 25 47 72 263 31 0 2 2 34
DEL totals 289 28 85 113 526 49 4 12 16 122

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Germany WJC-B 6 2 2 4 12
2001 Germany WJC-D1 5 1 1 2 10
2001 Germany WC 1 0 0 0 0
2002 Germany WJC-D1 4 4 1 5 8
2002 Germany OG 7 0 1 1 6
2002 Germany WC 7 1 0 1 8
2004 Germany WCH 2 0 0 0 6
2005 Germany WC 3 0 4 4 6
2006 Germany OG 5 0 1 1 2
2008 Germany WC 6 1 2 3 12
2009 Germany WC 4 2 0 2 6
2012 Germany WC 7 1 2 3 2
Junior totals 15 7 4 11 30
Senior totals 42 5 10 15 48

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thrashers claim defensman Schubert off waivers from Ottawa". Atlanta Thrashers. 2009-10-02. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ "Defenseman Christoph Schubert to Frolunda" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  3. ^ Christoph Schubert's profile and statistics at DEL.org (German)
  4. ^ "National defenseman Schubert signs with Freezers until 2012" (in German). Hamburg Freezers. 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  5. ^ "Kapitän Schubert bis 2015 bei Hamburg Freezers". BILD.de. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  6. ^ Online, FOCUS. "Kapitän Schubert verlängert bei den Freezers". FOCUS Online. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  7. ^ (www.dw.com), Deutsche Welle. "Bid to save Hamburg Freezers DEL ice hockey team comes up short | Sports | DW.COM | 25.05.2016". DW.COM. Retrieved 2016-05-28. 
  8. ^ "Former NHLer Schubert’s last-ditch effort to save Hamburg Freezers fails, DEL team folds". ddexpress.info | the world's sports. 2016-05-26. Retrieved 2016-05-28. 
  9. ^ "Die Sensation ist perfekt !". Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  10. ^ "Team Roster". www.iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  11. ^ "TEAM ROSTER GERMANY". iihf.com. IIHF. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  12. ^ "GER". www.iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  13. ^ "GER". www.iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  14. ^ "GER". www.iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  15. ^ "Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Christoph Schubert". www.legendsofhockey.net. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 

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