Marcel Mueller

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Marcel Mueller
EHCO-Cup, Genève-Servette HC vs. Krefeld Pinguine, 24th August 2016 19.JPG
Born (1988-07-10) July 10, 1988 (age 28)
East Berlin, East Germany
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 229 lb (104 kg; 16 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Krefeld Pinguine
Eisbären Berlin
Kölner Haie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Modo Hockey
Hamburg Freezers
National team  Germany
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present

Marcel Mueller (born July 10, 1988) is German professional ice hockey left winger currently with the Krefeld Pinguine of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Playing career[edit]

Mueller began playing professionally with Eisbären Berlin of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in the 2005–06 season. He played with Berlin and their junior team in the third-level Oberliga for two seasons. He then joined the Kölner Haie in 2007.

The 2009–10 season was his most successful[according to whom?] season in the DEL scoring wise with the Kölner Haie accounting for 56 points in 53 games during the regular season. He has also received a career high total of 122 penalty minutes. Müller was selected to play for the German national team for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

On July 14, 2010, Mueller signed a two-year entry level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[1] In his first season, after initially being assigned to affiliate, the Toronto Marlies for the 2010–11 season, Mueller was recalled and on January 15, 2011 he played his first NHL regular season game, a shootout loss to Calgary at home.

Unable to establish a role with the Maple Leafs, on July 20, 2012, Mueller left to sign with the MoDo Hockey of the Swedish Elitserien. In signing with Modo, Mueller also became the franchise's inaugural German player.[2]

After one season with Modo, Mueller returned to his native Germany and sFigned with former club, Kölner Haie on June 28, 2013.[3] In his second season in cologne, Mueller left after 6 games in switching to Krefeld Pinguine for the remainder of the campaign.

On April 28, 2015, Mueller signed a three-year contract as a free agent to join his fourth DEL team, the Hamburg Freezers.[4]

After the Freezers pull-out from the DEL 2016, he returned to his previous club for the 2016–17 season with Krefeld Pinguine.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Berlin Jr. Polar Bears GerObL 26 7 8 15 91
2005–06 Eisbären Berlin DEL 24 1 1 2 20
2006–07 Berlin Jr. Polar Bears GerObL 9 1 3 4 0
2006–07 Eisbären Berlin DEL 36 1 7 8 53 3 0 0 0 14
2007–08 Kölner Haie DEL 44 6 7 13 61 14 1 1 2 6
2008–09 Kölner Haie DEL 41 11 14 25 60
2009–10 Kölner Haie DEL 53 24 32 56 122 3 0 4 4 2
2010–11 Toronto Marlies AHL 57 14 19 33 44
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Toronto Marlies AHL 72 14 33 47 71 9 2 3 5 4
2012–13 Modo Hockey SEL 53 8 14 22 34 5 2 2 4 16
2013–14 Kölner Haie DEL 45 8 20 28 93 17 1 4 5 12
2014–15 Kölner Haie DEL 6 0 2 2 29
2014–15 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 32 19 16 35 18 3 3 2 5 0
2015–16 Hamburg Freezers DEL 50 8 18 26 55
DEL totals 331 78 117 195 511 40 5 11 16 34
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGran, Kevin (2010-07-14). "Leafs sign big German forward". Toronto: TheStar.com. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Marcel Muller: The first German in Modo Hockey". Modo Hockey. 2012-07-20. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Marcel Mueller makes return home" (in German). Kölner Haie. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  4. ^ "First recruit: Marcel Mueller to Hamburg". Hamburg Freezers. 2015-04-28. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 
  5. ^ "Marcel Mueller goes back to Krefeld" (in German). Focus. 2016-06-17. Retrieved 2016-07-03. 

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