Scott Winkler (ice hockey)

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Scott Winkler
Born (1990-02-22)February 22, 1990
Asker, Norway
Died June 12, 2013(2013-06-12) (aged 23)
Asker, Norway
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Right
Played for Cedar Rapids Roughriders
Colorado College Tigers
National team  Norway
NHL Draft 89th overall, 2008
Dallas Stars
Playing career 2007–2013

Scott Kristian Winkler (February 22, 1990 – June 12, 2013) was a Norwegian ice hockey player who played for the Colorado College Tigers and with the Norway men's national ice hockey team.

Ice hockey career[edit]

Winkler was born to Rodney and Anne Karin Winkler in Asker, Norway. His father is a Canadian of Germanic descent, and a former ice hockey player for Frisk Asker, while his mother is Norwegian. He moved to the United States in 2007, where he graduated from Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas. A third-round selection of the Dallas Stars in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Winkler collected 38 points playing for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders of the United States Hockey League in 2008-09 before enrolling at Colorado College as a freshman. He compiled 63 points (24 goals, 39 assists) in 120 career games with the Tigers.[1] On May 20, 2013, he graduated from Colorado College with a bachelor's degree in economics.

Winkler also played three games for the Norway men's national ice hockey team during Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Slovenia in 2011.[2]


On June 12, 2013, Winkler was found dead in the home of his parents, whom he was visiting, in Asker, Norway. The death was announced the following day, with no cause of death determined. Police have ruled out foul play.[3][4]

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