Kai Hospelt

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Kai Hospelt
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Born (1985-08-23) August 23, 1985 (age 31)
Cologne, West Germany
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Kölner Haie
EHC Wolfsburg
Adler Mannheim
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 216th overall, 2003
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2002–present

Kai Hospelt (born August 23, 1985) is a German professional ice hockey player currently playing for Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) and was an Olympian at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Kai Hospelt's career started in 2002 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga for his hometown Kölner Haie. After his first year in the DEL he was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Hospelt never made it to the North American Sharks squad, but played for five more seasons in Cologne. After six total seasons with the Sharks, he moved onto the Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams where he spent five seasons and his last two as Captain of the Grizzly Adams until the conclusion of the 2012–13 season.

On April 12, 2013, at the conclusion of his contract with Wolfsburg, Hospelt was signed to a three-year contract with Adler Mannheim.[2] Following the 2015-16 campaign, he returned to his hometown team Kölner Haie.[3]

International play[edit]

Hospelt has represented Germany's national team on numerous occasions. Twice (in 2002 and 2003) he played for Team Germany in the IIHF World U18 Championships. Three times (in 2003, 2004, and 2005) he represented them in the World Junior Championships. Once (in 2009) he suited up for the national team in the World Championships, scoring one assist in six games. The largest honour cam one year later when he suited up in the Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010 and score one assist in four games as Germany fell in the qualification round.

Hospelt was named to the Germany men's national ice hockey team for competition at the 2014 IIHF World Championship.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Kölner Haie DEL 21 0 2 2 0 6 0 1 1 0
2003–04 Kölner Haie DEL 47 2 2 4 18 6 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Kölner Haie DEL 23 1 1 2 6
2005–06 Kölner Haie DEL 47 5 5 10 12 9 1 1 2 0
2006–07 Kölner Haie DEL 50 6 9 15 20 9 0 0 0 4
2007–08 Kölner Haie DEL 17 2 4 6 4 14 0 1 1 2
2008–09 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg DEL 52 11 16 27 42 10 1 2 3 4
2009–10 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg DEL 53 20 21 41 14 7 4 4 8 4
2010–11 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg DEL 52 13 16 29 30 9 4 3 7 2
2011–12 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg DEL 52 25 25 50 35 4 1 2 3 0
2012–13 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg DEL 51 21 21 42 14 12 2 1 3 8
2013–14 Adler Mannheim DEL 30 8 9 17 8 5 3 0 3 0
2014–15 Adler Mannheim DEL 52 11 20 31 10 15 5 9 14 10
2015–16 Adler Mannheim DEL 50 10 14 24 14 3 0 4 4 0
DEL totals 597 135 165 300 227 109 21 28 49 36

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2002 Germany WJC18 8 0 0 0 2
2003 Germany WJC18-D1 5 7 3 10 4
2003 Germany WJC 6 0 1 1 0
2004 Germany WJC-D1 5 2 2 4 2
2005 Germany WJC 6 0 0 0 6
2009 Germany WC 6 0 1 1 2
2010 Germany OG 4 0 1 1 2
2010 Germany WC 9 0 2 2 2
2011 Germany WC 7 1 2 3 4
2012 Germany WC 7 1 3 4 4
2013 Germany OGQ 3 0 0 0 0
2014 Germany WC 7 2 3 5 2
2015 Germany WC 7 0 1 1 4
Junior totals 30 9 6 15 14
Senior totals 50 4 13 17 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kai Hospelt". vancouver2010.com. 23 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Eagles commit to Buchwieser, Hospelt and Fischer" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2013-04-12. Retrieved 2013-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Drei Stürmer für die Haie | Kölner Haie". www.haie.de. Retrieved 2016-04-20. 
  4. ^ "Roster forming - 2014 WM - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF". iihfworlds2014.com. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 

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