Mathias Niederberger

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Mathias Niederberger
Mathias Niederberger 2.jpg
Born (1992-11-26) November 26, 1992 (age 24)
Düsseldorf, Germany
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
DEL team
Former teams
Düsseldorfer EG
Manchester Monarchs
Eisbären Berlin
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

Mathias Niederberger is a German professional ice hockey Goaltender who currently plays for Düsseldorfer EG of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). His father Andreas Niederberger is a member of the German ice hockey Hall of Fame.

Playing career[edit]

Coming through the youth ranks of Düsseldorfer EG, he made his debut in Germany's top flight Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) during the 2010-11 season.[1] He joined EHC München of the DEL after two seasons of major junior hockey with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). With NHL aspirations Niederberger was later granted a release from his contract with EHC, to sign a one-year American Hockey League contract with the Manchester Monarchs on July 19, 2013.[2]

In his solitary North American season in 2013–14, Niederberger struggled to adapt and was also hampered by injury to appear in a limited 6 games with the Monarchs. At season's end he opted to return to Germany's top division, signing a multi-year contract to compete for a starting position with Eisbären Berlin on June 5, 2014.[3] After spending the 2014-15 season with the Eisbären squad, seeing the ice in 12 DEL contests, Niederberger went back to Düsseldorfer EG on loan.[4] He received 2015-16 DEL Goaltender of the Year honors.[5]

International play[edit]

In April 2016, he made his debut for the German national team.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DEG Metro Stars' 2010-11 Roster
  2. ^ "Monarchs sign Niederberger". Manchester Monarchs. 2013-07-19. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 
  3. ^ "Berlin commit to goaltender Mathias Niederberger" (in German). Eisbären Berlin. 2014-06-05. Retrieved 2014-06-05. 
  4. ^ Berlin, Eisbären. "Eisbären Berlin :: Mathias Niederberger wird ausgeliehen | Marvin Cüpper kommt". www.eisbaeren.de. Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  5. ^ Scheer, Mareike. "Mathias Niederberger von der DEG ist Torwart des Jahres". NRZ. Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  6. ^ e.V., Deutscher Eishockey-Bund. "Nationalmannschaft: Am Ende fehlte die Kraft | Deutscher Eishockey-Bund e.V.". www.deb-online.de. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 

External links[edit]

Mathias Niederberger career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database