Scott Winkler (ice hockey)
February 22, 1990|
|Died||June 12, 2013
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||Cedar Rapids Roughriders
Colorado College Tigers
|NHL Draft||89th overall, 2008
Ice hockey career
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. On May 20, 2013, he graduated from Colorado College with a bachelor's degree in economics.
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.
- Colorado College Athletics - Scott Winkler - 2012-2013 Men's Ice Hockey
- Colorado College Athletics - CC mourns death of Scott Winkler
- Norsk hockeytalent funnet død - VG Nett om Norsk ishockey (Norwegian)