Thomas Raffl

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Thomas Raffl
Thomas Raffl Head 2013-10-25.jpg
Born (1986-06-19) June 19, 1986 (age 30)
Villach, Austria
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 234 lb (106 kg; 16 st 10 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
EC Red Bull Salzburg
EC VSV
Luleå HF
Manitoba Moose
National team  Austria
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present

Thomas Raffl (born June 19, 1986) is an Austrian professional ice hockey winger who is currently playing with EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). He previously played for Luleå HF of the Swedish Hockey League.[1] He is the older brother of NHL player Michael Raffl.

Playing career[edit]

Raffl briefly played major junior hockey in Canada with the Kelowna Rockets and Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League during the 2005-06 season.

Since 2007, Thomas has been a fixture participant with the Austrian national team, including at the 2015 IIHF World Championship.[2] In the lead up to the 2015–16 season, Raffl was granted leave by Salzburg on September 1, 2015, to attend the preseason training camp of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets on a professional tryout contract.[3] Following the training camp, Raffl signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Jets and was assigned to the Manitoba Moose, the Jets' American Hockey League affiliate.[4]

During the 2015–16 season with the Moose, Raffl was unable to maintain his offensive presence, producing just 5 goals in 31 games. Unable to earn a recall to the NHL, at the conclusion of the season, Raffl was not tendered a contract by the Jets and was released to free agency. On July 11, 2016, Raffl returned to Salzburg of the EBEL, signing a one-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
2003–04 EC VSV EBEL 25 1 1 2 4 4 0 0 0 0
2004–05 EC VSV EBEL 44 7 12 19 49 3 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 4 0 0 0 7
2005–06 Kelowna Rockets WHL 12 2 1 3 11
2005–06 Swift Current Broncos WHL 21 2 6 8 28
2005–06 EC VSV EBEL 6 0 2 2 2 13 0 0 0 2
2006–07 EC VSV EBEL 42 8 5 13 36 8 0 0 0 0
2007–08 EC VSV EBEL 43 11 4 15 78 5 0 2 2 0
2008–09 EC VSV EBEL 41 23 12 35 57
2009–10 Luleå HF SEL 45 7 8 15 24
2010–11 Luleå HF SEL 22 1 1 2 10
2010–11 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 25 5 7 12 51 16 4 8 12 12
2011–12 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 50 12 42 54 16 6 5 0 5 2
2012–13 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 28 5 16 21 16 11 4 1 5 2
2013–14 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 51 23 22 45 47 14 6 4 10 9
2014–15 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 52 26 27 53 20 13 5 4 9 8
2015–16 EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL 1 1 1 2 2
2015–16 Manitoba Moose AHL 31 5 5 10 42
EBEL totals 408 122 151 273 378 93 24 19 43 35

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Austria WJC18-D1 15th 5 0 2 2 2
2005 Austria WJC-D1 17th 5 1 0 1 2
2006 Austria WJC-D1 20th 4 1 1 2 6
2008 Austria WC-D1 17th 5 1 2 3 0
2010 Austria WC-D1 17th 5 1 1 2 18
2011 Austria WC 15th 6 2 2 4 2
2012 Austria WC-D1 18th 5 1 2 3 2
2013 Austria OGQ Q 3 1 2 3 0
2014 Austria OG 10th 4 0 0 0 2
2015 Austria WC 15th 7 2 1 3 2
Junior totals 14 2 3 5 10
Senior totals 35 8 10 18 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lulea HF's 2010-11 Roster". hockeydb.com. 2011-02-03. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  2. ^ "2015 IIHF World Championship roster" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2015-05-07. Retrieved 2015-05-07. 
  3. ^ "David Leggio and Thomas Raffl to Jets training camp". jetsnation.ca. 2015-09-01. Retrieved 2015-09-01. 
  4. ^ "Jets sign forward Thomas Raffl to one-year contract". NHL.com. 2015-10-06. 
  5. ^ "Thomas Raffl back in Salzburg" (in German). EC Red Bull Salzburg. 2016-07-11. Retrieved 2016-07-11. 

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