Dennis Marvin Seidenberg (born 18 July 1981) is a German professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played with the Philadelphia Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, and Boston Bruins, with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2011. His younger brother Yannic plays for EHC Red Bull München in the DEL.
Seidenberg with the Boston Bruins in 2012
18 July 1981|
Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
New York Islanders
172nd overall, 2001|
Seidenberg was drafted in the sixth round, 172nd overall, by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. After spending three years with Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) in his native Germany, he signed with the Flyers in 2002. Seidenberg spent the next two seasons bouncing between the NHL team and the American Hockey League (AHL)'s Philadelphia Phantoms, but played the entire 2004–05 season with the Phantoms during the lockout, winning the 2005 Calder Cup.
Phoenix Coyotes/Carolina HurricanesEdit
In both seasons after the lockout, Seidenberg was involved in a mid-season trade. On 20 January 2006, Seidenberg was sent to the Phoenix Coyotes for Petr Nedvěd; the following year, the Coyotes sent Seidenberg to the Carolina Hurricanes on 8 January in exchange for center Kevyn Adams.
On 3 March 2010, Seidenberg and Matt Bartkowski were traded to the Boston Bruins for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller, and a second round draft pick. In June 2010, Seidenberg was re-signed by Boston to a four-year contract worth $13 million.
In 2010–11, Seidenberg had a career-high 32 points during the regular season. He then had 11 points in the playoffs to help the Bruins win the Stanley Cup. Seidenberg drew attention for his outstanding play during the playoffs, at one point being cited as a potential Conn Smythe Trophy winner. He is the second German-born player to win the Stanley Cup, following his favorite player growing up, Uwe Krupp.
During a 27 December 2013 away game against the Ottawa Senators, Seidenberg was taken down by an Ottawa skater that resulted with Seidenberg's ACL and MCL knee ligaments being injured, ending his play for the season with 6 to 8 months away from hockey following surgery to repair the ligaments.
New York IslandersEdit
On 28 September 2016, Seidenberg signed a one-year contract with the New York Islanders. He signed a new one-year deal with the team on 24 April 2017.
After going most of the season unsigned, Seidenberg re-signed with the Islanders on a reported one-year, $700,000 contract on 26 February 2019. However, he did not play for the Islanders during the season.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2016–17||New York Islanders||NHL||73||5||17||22||32||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||New York Islanders||NHL||28||0||5||5||17||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
- "Panthers agree with Seidenberg on 1-year/$2.25M deal". TSN.ca. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2009.
- "Seidenberg deal good sign for Bruins". ESPN.com. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
- "Dennis Seidenberg". nhl.com. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- "Glad Seidenberg is on their side". Boston.com. 31 May 2011. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
- "Time couldn't keep steady Seidenberg from helping Bruins to Cup". thebruinsblog.net. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
- "Seidenbergs Boston Bruins holen den Stanley-Cup". Die Welt (in German). 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
- "Seidenberg To Miss Remainder of Season With Torn ACL/MCL; B's Recall Trotman & Assign Svedberg". bruins.nhl.com. Boston Bruins. 28 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- Roarke, Shawn P. (2 March 2016). "Veteran stars lead Team Europe roster". NHL.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
- "Bruins buy-out defenseman Dennis Seidenberg". Boston Bruins. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
- "Seidenberg Agrees to One-year Deal". NHL.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Islanders' Dennis Seidenberg: Signed for remainder of season". CBSSports.com. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
- "Report: Islanders sign veteran defenceman Dennis Seidenberg". www.sportsnet.ca. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.