Matthias Plachta

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Matthias Plachta
Matthias Plachta 1.jpg
Born (1991-05-16) 16 May 1991 (age 25)
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
WBS 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 Polish player and current 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 in the NHL 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]

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
DEL totals 231 41 49 90 165 44 7 7 14 18

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
Junior totals 22 8 8 16 32
Senior totals 13 3 0 3 0

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). 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 

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