John Tripp (ice hockey)

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John Tripp
John Tripp-Hamburg Freezers.jpg
Born (1977-05-04) May 4, 1977 (age 41)
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for New York Rangers
Los Angeles Kings
Adler Mannheim
Ingolstadt ERC
Hamburg Freezers
Hannover Scorpions
Kölner Haie
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 77th overall, 1995
Colorado Avalanche
42nd overall, 1997
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1997–2016

John Tripp (born May 4, 1977) is a Canadian born German professional ice hockey coach and former player. He served as head coach at Braehead Clan until March 2018.

Tripp played 43 games in the National Hockey League for the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings,[1] before continuing his career in Germany.

Playing career[edit]

Tripp was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round, 77th overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He re-entered the draft two years later and was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the second round, 42nd overall. Despite being drafted by two different teams, both times fairly high in the draft selection, he would not see NHL level playing time until the 2002–03 season when he played nine games for the New York Rangers. The next season, 2003–04, Tripp played 34 games for the Los Angeles Kings.

In 2004, during the NHL lockout, Tripp moved to the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany for Adler Mannheim. In 2006, he moved to ERC Ingolstadt before heading to the Hamburg Freezers in 2007. In this time Tripp was able to obtain German citizenship and represent Germany internationally.[2]

After three seasons with the Freezers, Tripp left and signed an initial try-out contract with fellow German based club, the Hannover Scorpions on September 22, 2010.[3] After three weeks John was released by the Scorpions but immediately signed a one-year contract for the remainder of the 2010–11 season with Kölner Haie on October 19, 2010.[4] He then remained with the Haie team through the 2014-15 season, serving as team captain between 2011 and 2015.

Tripp played 11 seasons in the top flight DEL, before signing a one-year contract with second tier based, Eispiraten Crimmitschau of the DEL2 on September 8, 2015.[5]

International play[edit]

Tripp won 110 caps for the German national team between 2006 and 2014, scoring 28 goals and assisting on 15 more.[6] He played in the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver[7] and six World Championships, helping Germany to a semifinal appearance in 2010, the team's greatest success since winning bronze at the 1976 Olympics.[8]

Coaching career[edit]

On December 27, 2016, he accepted his first head coaching job at Eispiraten Crimmitschau of the German DEL2.[9] His team had to go into the relegation round, where they overcame Rosenheim which allowed the Crimmitschau club to remain in the league. Tripp and the team parted ways after the conclusion of the 2016-17 season.[10]

In May 2017, Tripp agreed a deal to become the new head coach of Braehead Clan in the UK's EIHL.[11] He guided the Clan to a ninth-place finish in the regular season, his tenure ended in late March 2018.[12]

Media career[edit]

Since January 2016, Tripp has been serving as co-host and analyst of CHL Centre Ice,[13] a show dedicated to the Champions Hockey League (CHL), and as color commentator of CHL games.[14] He was a member of the TSN broadcast crew at the 2017 IIHF World Championships.[15]

Personal life[edit]

He has been friends since his childhood with Jayna Hefford both went to the same school.[16][17]

Tripp's maternal grandparents immigrated from Germany to Canada in 1953. His nickname is Hans after his German grandfather. Tripp is married to Taryn Turnbull, a former basketball player at Tulane University and in the German second division.[18] His brother-in-law, Stuart Turnbull, played professional basketball in Germany.[19]

A cancer survivor himself, he founded Tripp Charity to raise money and awareness for children battling cancer.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Oshawa Generals OHL 58 6 11 17 53 7 0 1 1 4
1995–96 Oshawa Generals OHL 56 13 14 27 95 5 1 1 2 13
1996–97 Oshawa Generals OHL 59 28 20 48 126 18 16 10 26 42
1997–98 Roanoke Express ECHL 9 0 2 2 22
1997–98 Saint John Flames AHL 61 1 11 12 66 2 0 1 1 0
1998–99 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 7 2 0 2 12
1998–99 Saint John Flames AHL 2 0 0 0 10
1999–00 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 38 13 11 24 64
1999–00 Saint John Flames AHL 29 8 7 15 38 3 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 36 19 14 33 110
2000–01 Houston Aeros IHL 15 0 6 6 14
2000–01 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 12 0 1 1 31
2000–01 Hershey Bears AHL 5 0 1 1 0
2001–02 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 49 25 27 52 114
2001–02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 23 4 9 13 22 10 4 2 6 17
2002–03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 57 29 21 50 68 2 0 0 0 2
2002–03 New York Rangers NHL 9 1 2 3 2
2003–04 Manchester Monarchs AHL 24 8 7 15 33
2003–04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 34 1 5 6 33
2004–05 Adler Mannheim DEL 44 9 16 25 136 14 2 3 5 54
2005–06 Adler Mannheim DEL 51 15 17 32 82
2006–07 Ingolstadt ERC DEL 39 15 19 34 94 6 2 3 5 22
2007–08 Hamburg Freezers DEL 50 15 20 35 93 7 0 3 3 12
2008–09 Hamburg Freezers DEL 44 9 11 20 52 9 3 3 6 10
2009–10 Hamburg Freezers DEL 53 16 17 33 99
2010–11 Hannover Scorpions DEL 6 3 1 4 6
2010–11 Kölner Haie DEL 37 11 14 25 36 5 1 1 2 10
2011–12 Kölner Haie DEL 52 14 16 30 45 6 1 3 4 20
2012–13 Kölner Haie DEL 52 17 20 37 62 12 3 5 8 16
2013–14 Kölner Haie DEL 45 12 10 22 55 16 1 3 4 8
2014–15 Kölner Haie DEL 48 9 6 15 75
2015–16 Eispiraten Crimmitschau DEL2 42 18 22 40 65 3 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 43 2 7 9 35

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Germany WC 9th 6 1 2 3 2
2008 Germany WC 10th 6 0 1 1 0
2010 Germany OG 11th 4 1 0 1 2
2010 Germany WC 4th 9 0 0 0 6
2011 Germany WC 7th 7 3 1 4 4
2012 Germany WC 12th 7 1 0 1 2
2013 Germany WC 9th 7 1 1 2 2
Senior totals 46 7 5 12 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Tripp Stats and News". NHL.com. Retrieved 2017-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Tripp making his mark in Germany". Rawstory.com. 2008-12-05. Archived from the original on November 28, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  3. ^ "John Tripp is tested for three weeks" (in German). Hannover Scorpions. 2010-09-22. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  4. ^ "John Tripp reinforces the Sharks" (in German). Kölner Haie. 2010-10-19. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  5. ^ "Eispiraten undertake John Tripp" (in German). Eispiraten Crimmitschau. 2015-09-08. Retrieved 2015-09-08. 
  6. ^ "John Tripp beendet Nationalmannschaftskarriere - sportal.de". www.sportal.de. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  7. ^ "Back home again — with the enemy". vancouversun.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Sensation bei Heim-WM – Deutschland im Halbfinale". Welt Online. 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  9. ^ "John Tripp übernimmt Traineramt bei den Eispiraten". Retrieved 2016-12-27. 
  10. ^ KG, Chemnitzer Verlag und Druck GmbH & Co. "Eispiraten hoffen auf ihren Wunschkandidaten". freiepresse.de (in German). Retrieved 2017-05-18. 
  11. ^ https://eliteleague.co.uk/tripp-announced-as-new-braehead-coach/
  12. ^ "NEWS: Clan part company with John Tripp". Braehead Clan | Official Website. Retrieved 2018-05-03. 
  13. ^ Champions Hockey League (2016-01-20), CHL Centre Ice: Semi-Finals 2nd leg with John Tripp, retrieved 2016-10-29 
  14. ^ "John Tripp on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 
  15. ^ "Phillip Arens on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-05-18. 
  16. ^ "Kingston-born forward will play against Team Canada at Olympics". thewig.com. 2009-12-05. Retrieved 2009-12-06. [permanent dead link]
  17. ^ "Olympic journey proving quite the Tripp". thewhig.com. 2010-01-20. Retrieved 2010-01-20. 
  18. ^ nurun.com. "Taking another shot". The Kingston Whig-Standard. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  19. ^ nurun.com. "Stu Turnbull: 'Playing basketball as a job -- n..." The Kingston Whig-Standard. Retrieved 2016-03-09. 
  20. ^ alan-parker. "Germany's Canadian Hockey Hero". Nosey Parker. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 

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