Düsseldorfer EG

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DEG
Düsseldorfer EG logo.svg
City Düsseldorf, Germany
League Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Founded 1935
Home arena ISS Dome
General manager Stefan Adam
Head coach Harold Kreis
Captain Alexander Barta
Website deg-eishockey.de
Franchise history
1935–2002 Düsseldorfer EG
2002–2012 DEG Metro Stars
2012– Düsseldorfer EG

Düsseldorfer EG (short DEG) is a German professional ice hockey team in Düsseldorf. It was Germany's most successful hockey club for a long time and had many international players. The famous Eisstadion at the Brehmstrasse was the home venue for most of the team's history. The team now plays in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (German Ice Hockey League, abbreviated DEL); the home venue is the ISS Dome.

The club was founded on November 8, 1935 as Düsseldorfer Eislauf Gemeinschaft (DEG) and was renamed DEG Metro Stars on March 1, 2002. It was renamed again as Düsseldorfer Eislauf-Gemeinschaft (DEG) in 2012.

Honors[edit]

  • German champions 1967, 1972, 1975, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996
  • German Runner-up, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2006, 2009
  • DEB-Pokal winners 2006
  • DEB-Pokal Runner-up, 2005
  • NRW state champion 1946
  • Champion in the 2. Bundesliga 2000 (the DEG was two years in the 2nd division due to financial problems)
  • 2nd place in Eurocup 1991
  • 3rd place in Eurocup 1997

Championship teams[edit]

  • 1967: Hans-Joachim Schmengler, Rainer Gossmann, Kurt Jablonski, Erik Böttcher, Dieter Hoja, Wolfgang Wylach, Jürgen Breidenbach, Karl Heitmüller, Horst Roes, Karl-Heinz Löggow, Reinhold Rief, Ferdinand Werdermann, Ingo Lingemann, Horst Hübbers, Josef Reif, Peter Gregory, Otto Schneitberger, Peter Schmitz.

Head coach: Hans Rampf

  • 1972: Rainer Makatsch, Manfred Fleischer, Erich Weide, Heiko Antons, Frank Neupert, Jürgen Schwer, Harald Kadow, Otto Schneitberger, Rudolf Potsch, Peter Müller, Klaus Volland, Anton Pohl, Wolfgang Boos, Hubert Engel, Josef Reif, Walter Köberle, Peter Hejma, Walter Stadler, Vladimir Vacatko, Erwin Zeidler.

Head coach: Xaver Unsinn

  • 1975: Otto Schneitberger, Georg Kink, Horst-Peter Kretschmer, Walter Köberle, Wolfgang Boos, Walter Stadler, Sepp Reif, Petr Hejma, Vladimir Vacatko, Agar, Rainer Makatsch, Heiko Antons, Russel Wiechnik, Gerd Baldauf, Jürgen Schwer, Klaus Volland, Hans Clouth, Michael Clouth, Michael Muus, Manfred Fleischer.

Head coach:Chuck Holdaway

Head coach: Peter Johansson (during Playoffs: Peter Hejma)

  • 1991: Helmut de Raaf, Markus Fleming, Uli Hiemer, Mike Schmidt, Rick Amann, Andreas Niederberger, Christoph Kreutzer, Jürgen Schulz, Christian Althoff, Robert Sterflinger, Gerd Truntschka, Bernd Truntschka, Chris Valentine, Peter Lee, Andreas Brockmann, Dieter Hegen, Oliver Kasper, Thomas Werner, Michael Fleming, Olaf Scholz, Brian Hannon, Rainer Zerwesz, Don McLaren, Henrik Hölscher, Dieter Willmann, Peter Hejma Jr.

Head coach: Hans Zach

Head coach: Hans Zach

  • 1993: Helmut de Raaf, Christian Frütel, Uli Hiemer, Mike Schmidt, Rick Amann, Andreas Niederberger, Christoph Kreutzer, Rafael Jedamzik, Robert Sterflinger, Bernd Truntschka, Chris Valentine, Peter Lee, Benoit Doucet, Andreas Brockmann, Ernst Köpf, Wolfgang Kummer, Lorenz Funk Jr., Dale Derkatch, Steve Gotaas, Mark Jooris, Bernd Kühnhauser, Christian Schmitz, Tino Boos, Mike Lay, Rainer Zerwesz, Henrik Hölscher.

Head coach: Hans Zach

Head coach: Hardy Nilsson, Assistant coach: Martin Karlsson

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated August 18, 2018.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
29 Germany Alexander Barta (A) C R 35 2016 Berlin, Germany
21 Germany Patrick Buzas C L 31 2018 Augsburg, Germany
14 Canada Jaedon Descheneau RW R 23 2018 Leduc, Alberta, Canada
67 Germany Bernhard Ebner D L 28 2012 Schongau, Germany
90 Germany Jerome Flaake RW L 28 2018 Guben, Germany
87 Germany Philip Gogulla LW L 31 2018 Düsseldorf, Germany
16 United States John Henrion RW R 27 2017 Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
25 Germany Johannes Huss D L 20 2017 Bad Tölz, Germany
55 Germany Patrick Köppchen D L 38 2018 Berlin, Germany
93 Germany Christian Kretschmann C R 25 2018 Mönchengladbach, Germany
94 Germany Lukas Laub LW L 24 2017 Rosenheim, Germany
77 Germany Nicklas Mannes D L 20 2017 Ratingen, Germany
46 Canada Kevin Marshall D L 29 2017 Boucherville, Quebec, Canada
58 United States Ryan McKiernan D L 29 2018 White Plains, New York, United States
17 Germany Leon Niederberger RW L 22 2015 Düsseldorf, Germany
35 Germany Mathias Niederberger G L 25 2015 Düsseldorf, Germany
8 Germany Marco Nowak D R 28 2016 Dresden, Germany
40 Norway Ken André Olimb C L 29 2018 Oslo, Norway
53 Sweden Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel G L 27 2018 Uppsala, Sweden
45 Canada Alexandre Picard (A) D L 33 2017 Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
64 Canada Braden Pimm C L 28 2018 Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada
89 Germany Stefan Reiter F R 22 2018 München, Germany
22 Sweden Calle Ridderwall LW R 30 2018 Stockholm, Sweden
20 Germany Manuel Strodel LW/C L 26 2011 Buchloe, Germany


Honored members[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Goaltender
    • Helmut de Raaf; DEG: 1980 - 1996; Seasons: 11; Games: 497; Goals: 0; Assists: 7; Points: 7; Penealty minutes: 155; Championships: 5
  • Defencemen
    • Rick Amann; DEG: 1987 - 1996; Seasons: 9; Games: 446; Goals: 85; Assists: 160; P: 245; PM: 602; Ch: 4
    • Frank Dueckerhoff; DEG: 1980 - 1985; Seasons 5; G: 60; Goals: 0: Assists: 0: P: 0; PM: 2: Ch: 0
    • Ulrich Hiemer; DEG: 1986 - 1996; Seasons: 10; G: 482; Goals: 141; Assists: 288; Points: 429; PM: 794; Championships: 5
    • Andreas Niederberger; DEG: 1986 - 1998; Seasons: 12; Games: 593; Goals: 77; Assists: 256; P: 333; PM: 262; Ch: 5
    • Mike Schmidt; DEG: 1984 - 1993; Seasons: 9; Goals: 63; Assists: 288; P: 351; 571 Penalty minutes; Championships: 4
    • Robert Sterflinger; DEG: 1985 - 1997; Seasons: 9; G: 405; Goals: 32; Assists: 75; P: 107; PM: 258; Ch: 4
  • Forwards
    • Chris Valentine; DEG: 1984 - 1996; Seasons: 12; G: 571; Goals: 365; Assists: 598; P: 963; PM: 912; CH: 5;
    • Peter-John Lee; DEG: 1983 - 1993; Seasons: 10; G: 450; Goals: 340; Assists: 334; P: 674; PM: 492; CH: 4;
    • Peter Hejma Sen.; DEG: 1970 - 1981; Seasons: 9; G: 359; Goals: 240; Assists: 274; P: 514; PM: 261; Ch: 2
    • Dieter Hegen; DEG: 1989 - 1998; Seasons: 7; G: 341; Goals: 238; Assists: 266; P: 464; PM: 292; Ch: 4
    • Andreas Brockmann; DEG: 1988 - 2000; Seasons: 10; G: 507; Goals: 158; Assists: 264; P: 422; PM: 542; Ch: 6 (5x Bundesliga/DEL; 1x 2. Bundesliga)
    • Ben Doucet; DEG: 1991 - 1998; Seasons: 7; G: 340; Goals: 159; Assists: 234; P: 393; PM:521; Ch: 3
    • Gerd Truntschka; DEG: 1989 - 1992; Seasons: 3; G: 195; Goals: 61; Assists: 207; P: 268; PM: 183; Ch: 3
    • Tore Vikingstad; DEG: 2003 - 2008; Seasons: 7; G: 355; Goals: 107; Assists: 171; P: 278; PM: 210; Ch: 1 (DEB-Cup 2006)
    • Brendan Shanahan; DEG: 1994; Seasons: 1; G: 3;
    • Daniel Kreutzer; DEG: 1996/97 and 2002 - 2017; Seasons: 16; G: 685; Goals: 198; Assists: 376; P: 574; PM: 1003; Ch: 2 (World Championship (D1|A) Gold Medal 2005/06, DEB-Pokal winner 2006)

Coaches[edit]

  • 1930s - Bobby Bell
  • 1952/1953 - Rainer Hillmann
  • 1950s - Clare (Jimmy) Drake
  • 1950s - Gerald Strong
  • 1956-1958 - Frank Trottier
  • 1958-1962 - Vlastimil Suchoparek
  • 1962-1965 - Engelbert Holderied
  • 1965-1969 - Hans Rampf
  • 1969/1970 - Dr. Ladislav Horsky
  • 1970-1972 - Xaver Unsinn
  • 1972/1973 - Jiri Pokorny
  • 1973-1976 - Chuck Holdaway
  • 1976/1977 - Hans Rampf, followed by George Agar
  • 1977/1978 - Rudi Hejtmanek
  • 1978/1979 - Otto Schneitberger
  • 1979-1982 - Gerhard Kießling
  • 1982/1983 - Jaromir Frycer
  • 1983-1984 - Heinz Weisenbach
  • 1984-1987 - Otto Schneitberger
  • 1987/1988 - Brian Lefley
  • 1988-1989 - Peter Johannson
  • 1989-1990 - Peter Hejma
  • 1990-1995 - Hans Zach
  • 1995-1997 - Hardy Nilsson
  • 1997 - Hans Zach
  • 1997/1998 - Chris Valentine
  • 1998-1999 - Czeslaw Panek
  • 1999-2001 - Gerhard Brunner
  • 2001-2004 - Michael Komma
  • 2004 - Walter Köberle as interimcoach
  • 2004-2005 - Butch Goring
  • 2005-2007 - Don Jackson
  • 2007 - Slavomir Lener
  • 2007-2008 - Lance Nethery as interim coach
  • 2008-2010 - Harold Kreis
  • 2010–2012 - Jeff Tomlinson
  • 2012–2014 - Christian Brittig
  • 2014–2017 - Christoph Kreutzer
  • 2017–2018 - Mike Pellegrims
  • 2018– - Tobias Abstreiter

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Düsseldorfer EG - Mannschaft" (in German). www.deg-eishockey.de. Retrieved 2016-11-29.

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