Matthias Plachta

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Matthias Plachta
Matthias Plachta 1.jpg
Born (1991-05-16) 16 May 1991 (age 27)
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Adler Mannheim
Springfield Falcons
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
National team  Germany
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present

Matthias Plachta (born 16 May 1991) is a German professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for Adler Mannheim of the German DEL. He is the son of former German-Polish-Silesian player and former coach of the Poland men's national ice hockey team, Jacek Płachta.

Playing career[edit]

Plachta played for Schwenningen and Mannheim as a junior and made his debut in Germany's second division for Heilbronn during the 2008–09 season. The following season, he logged first minutes in Germany's top-flight Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) with Adler Mannheim.[1] After six seasons in the DEL, including winning the title with Mannheim in 2015, and having secured a role in the German national team, Plachta was signed to a one-year entry-level contract with the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL) on 28 May 2015.[2]

In his debut North American season in 2015–16, Plachta was assigned to Arizona's AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons. In 46 games with the Falcons, Plachta compiled 2 goals and 7 points before he was traded by the Coyotes on trade deadline day along with a conditional 7th round draft pick in 2017 to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Sergei Plotnikov on 29 February 2016.[3] Plachta played a total of 30 contests for Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins during the season.[4]

Having not been given the opportunity to play in the NHL during the season, and with Pittsburgh opting not to extend a qualifying offer, Plachta headed back to Germany, returning to Adler Mannheim on 30 June 2016 with the signing of a four-year deal.[5]

International play[edit]

He represented Germany at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Heilbronner Falken 2.GBun 10 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 1 0
2009–10 Heilbronner Falken 2.GBun 43 6 8 14 59 6 0 0 0 2
2009–10 Adler Mannheim DEL 3 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Adler Mannheim DEL 45 7 7 14 8 6 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Heilbronner Falken 2.GBun 4 1 2 3 4
2011–12 Adler Mannheim DEL 49 4 3 7 32 14 0 1 1 6
2012–13 Adler Mannheim DEL 42 12 10 22 14 6 2 2 4 2
2013–14 Adler Mannheim DEL 45 4 8 12 38 3 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Adler Mannheim DEL 47 14 21 35 73 15 5 4 9 6
2015–16 Springfield Falcons AHL 46 2 5 7 16
2015–16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 20 2 5 7 22 10 1 1 2 19
2016–17 Adler Mannheim DEL 35 14 15 29 24 7 6 1 7 12
2017–18 Adler Mannheim DEL 52 12 21 33 56 9 2 3 5 31
DEL totals 318 67 85 152 245 60 15 11 26 61
Medal record
Representing  Germany
Ice hockey
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2018 Pyeongchang

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Germany U17 9th 5 2 0 2 6
2009 Germany WJC18 10th 6 3 2 5 6
2010 Germany WJC-D1 11th 5 2 5 7 4
2011 Germany WJC 10th 6 1 1 2 16
2014 Germany WC 14th 6 1 0 1 0
2015 Germany WC 10th 7 2 0 2 0
2017 Germany WC 8th 8 1 0 1 2
2018 Germany OG 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 1 1 2 4
2018 Germany WC 11th 7 0 5 5 4
Junior totals 22 8 8 16 32
Senior totals 35 5 6 11 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adler renew contract with Plachta" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Coyotes sign Plachta to entry-level contract". Arizona Coyotes. 2015-05-28. Retrieved 2015-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Coyotes acquire Plotnikov from Penguins". The Sports Network. 2016-02-29. Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  4. ^ "TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League". theahl.com. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  5. ^ "Mattias Plachta returns". Adler Mannheim (in German). 30 June 2016. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "IIHF ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – TEAM ROSTER – GER – Germany" (PDF). IIHF.com. 2018-05-11. Retrieved 1 May 2018. 

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