Düsseldorfer EG

  (Redirected from DEG Metro Stars)

Düsseldorfer EG (short DEG) is a German professional ice hockey team in Düsseldorf. It was Germany's most successful hockey club for a long time and had many international players. The famous Eisstadion at the Brehmstrasse was the home venue for most of the team's history. The team now plays in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (German Ice Hockey League, abbreviated DEL); the home venue is the ISS Dome.

DEG
Düsseldorfer EG logo.svg
CityDüsseldorf, Germany
LeagueDeutsche Eishockey Liga
Founded1935
Home arenaISS Dome
ColorsRed, Yellow
General managerStefan Adam
Head coachHarold Kreis
CaptainAlexander Barta
Websitedeg-eishockey.de
Franchise history
1935–2002Düsseldorfer EG
2002–2012DEG Metro Stars
2012–Düsseldorfer EG

The club was founded on 8 November 1935 as Düsseldorfer Eislauf Gemeinschaft (DEG) and was renamed DEG Metro Stars on 1 March 2002. It was renamed again as Düsseldorfer Eislauf-Gemeinschaft (DEG) in 2012.

HonorsEdit

  • German champions 1967, 1972, 1975, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996
  • German Runner-up, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1989, 1994, 2006, 2009
  • DEB-Pokal winners 2006
  • DEB-Pokal Runner-up, 2005
  • NRW state champion 1946
  • Champion in the 2. Bundesliga 2000 (the DEG was two years in the 2nd division due to financial problems)
  • 2nd place in Eurocup 1991
  • 3rd place in Eurocup 1997
  • Beat the NHL BLUE ALL-STARS team 3–1 in the first cross-league game of the teams history.

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated November 21, 2019.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
19   Luke Adam (A) C L 29 2019 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
29   Alexander Barta (C) C R 37 2016 Berlin, Germany
14   Rihards Bukarts RW R 24 2019 Jurmala, Latvia
21   Patrick Buzas C L 32 2018 Augsburg, Germany
27   Alexander Dersch D R 19 2018 Landshut, Germany
67   Bernhard Ebner D L 29 2012 Schongau, Germany
20   Tobias Eder C R 21 2019 Tegernsee, Germany
28   Alexander Ehl RW R 20 2019 Landshut, Germany
90   Jerome Flaake RW L 29 2018 Guben, Germany
16   Reid Gardiner RW R 24 2019 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
61   Nicolas Geitner D L 21 2019 Düsseldorf, Germany
32   Hendrik Hane G L 19 2019 Düsseldorf, Germany
25   Johannes Huss D L 21 2017 Bad Tölz, Germany
15   Charlie Jahnke F L 22 2019 Berlin, Germany
48   Nicholas Jensen D L 30 2019 Copenhagen, Denmark
4   Johannes Johannesen D R 22 2019 Stavanger, Norway
9   Maximilian Kammerer C L 23 2019 Düsseldorf, Germany
22   Chad Nehring C R 32 2019 Springside, Saskatchewan, Canada
17   Leon Niederberger RW L 24 2015 Düsseldorf, Germany
35   Mathias Niederberger G L 27 2015 Düsseldorf, Germany
8   Marco Nowak (A) D R 29 2016 Dresden, Germany
40   Ken André Olimb C L 31 2018 Oslo, Norway
52   Alexander Sulzer D L 35 2019 Kaufbeuren, Germany
39   Victor Svensson C L 30 2019 Karlskrona, Sweden
55   Alexander Urbom D L 29 2019 Stockholm, Sweden
51   Marc Zanetti D L 28 2019 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada


Honored membersEdit

CoachesEdit

  • 1930s – Bobby Bell
  • 1952–53 – Rainer Hillmann
  • 1950s – Clare (Jimmy) Drake
  • 1950s – Gerald Strong
  • 1956–58 – Frank Trottier
  • 1958–62 – Vlastimil Suchoparek
  • 1962–65 – Engelbert Holderied
  • 1965–69 – Hans Rampf
  • 1969–70 – Dr. Ladislav Horsky
  • 1970–72 – Xaver Unsinn
  • 1972–73 – Jiri Pokorny
  • 1973–76 – Chuck Holdaway
  • 1976–77 – Hans Rampf
  • 1977 – George Agar
  • 1977–78 – Rudi Hejtmanek
  • 1978–79 – Otto Schneitberger
  • 1979–82 – Gerhard Kießling
  • 1982–83 – Jaromir Frycer
  • 1983–84 – Heinz Weisenbach
  • 1984–87 – Otto Schneitberger
  • 1987–88 – Brian Lefley
  • 1988–89 – Peter Johannson
  • 1989–90 – Peter Hejma
  • 1990–95 – Hans Zach
  • 1995–97 – Hardy Nilsson
  • 1997 – Hans Zach
  • 1997–98 – Chris Valentine
  • 1998–99 – Czeslaw Panek
  • 1999–01 – Gerhard Brunner
  • 2001–04 – Michael Komma
  • 2004 – Walter Köberle
  • 2004–05 – Butch Goring
  • 2005–07 – Don Jackson
  • 2007 – Slavomir Lener
  • 2007–08 – Lance Nethery
  • 2008–10 – Harold Kreis
  • 2010–12 – Jeff Tomlinson
  • 2012–14 – Christian Brittig
  • 2014–17 – Christoph Kreutzer
  • 2017–18 – Mike Pellegrims
  • 2018 – Tobias Abstreiter
  • 2018 – presentHarold Kreis

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Düsseldorfer EG - Mannschaft" (in German). www.deg-eishockey.de. Retrieved 2016-11-29.

External linksEdit