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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.

Dennis Seidenberg
Dennis Seidenberg - Boston Bruins.jpg
Seidenberg with the Boston Bruins in 2012
Born (1981-07-18) 18 July 1981 (age 38)
Villingen-Schwenningen, West Germany
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Adler Mannheim
Philadelphia Flyers
Phoenix Coyotes
Carolina Hurricanes
Florida Panthers
Boston Bruins
New York Islanders
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 172nd overall, 2001
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1999–present

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Seidenberg played in the 1994 and 1995 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with a team from Baden-Württemberg.[1]

Philadelphia FlyersEdit

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Florida PanthersEdit

On 14 September 2009, he signed a one-year $2.25 million contract with the Florida Panthers.[2]

Boston BruinsEdit

 
Seidenberg in 2011 at a charity softball game

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.[3]

In 2010–11, Seidenberg had a career-high 32 points during the regular season.[4] 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.[5] He is the second German-born player to win the Stanley Cup,[6] following his favorite player growing up, Uwe Krupp.[7]

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.[8]

On 2 March 2016, he had been selected for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey where he represented Team Europe.[9]

At the conclusion of the 2015–16 season, Seidenberg's seven-year tenure with the Bruins ended, as he was bought out from the remaining two years of his contract on 30 June 2016.[10]

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.[11]

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.[12][13] However, he did not play for the Islanders during the season.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Mannheimer ERC Ger-Jr 52 12 28 40 28
1999–00 Adler Mannheim DEL 3 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Mannheimer ERC Ger-Jr 9 3 8 11 20
2000–01 Adler Mannheim DEL 55 2 5 7 6 12 0 1 1 10
2001–02 Adler Mannheim DEL 55 7 13 20 56 8 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 19 5 6 11 17
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 58 4 9 13 20
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 33 7 12 19 31 9 2 2 4 4
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 5 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 79 13 28 41 47 18 2 8 10 19
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 29 2 5 7 4
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 34 1 10 11 14
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 32 1 1 2 16
2006–07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 20 1 5 6 2
2007–08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 47 0 15 15 18
2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 70 5 25 30 37 16 1 5 6 16
2009–10 Florida Panthers NHL 62 2 21 23 33
2009–10 Boston Bruins NHL 17 2 7 9 6
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 81 7 25 32 41 25 1 10 11 31
2011–12 Boston Bruins NHL 80 5 18 23 39 7 1 2 3 2
2012–13 Adler Mannheim DEL 26 2 18 20 20
2012–13 Boston Bruins NHL 46 4 13 17 10 18 0 1 1 4
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 34 1 9 10 10
2014–15 Boston Bruins NHL 82 3 11 14 34
2015–16 Boston Bruins NHL 61 1 11 12 24
2016–17 New York Islanders NHL 73 5 17 22 32
2017–18 New York Islanders NHL 28 0 5 5 17
DEL totals 139 11 36 47 82 20 0 1 1 12
NHL totals 859 44 207 251 359 69 3 18 21 53

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Germany WJC18 4 0 0 0 2
2000 Germany WJC-B 5 0 0 0 0
2001 Germany WJC-B 5 1 3 4 2
2001 Germany WC 7 0 1 1 2
2002 Germany OG 7 1 1 2 8
2002 Germany WC 7 1 2 3 8
2004 Germany WCH 4 0 0 0 0
2006 Germany OG 5 0 0 0 6
2008 Germany WC 6 0 0 0 14
2010 Germany OG 4 1 0 1 2
2016 Team Europe WCH 5 0 1 1 2
2017 Germany WC 8 1 7 8 4
2018 Germany WC 7 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 14 1 3 4 4
Senior totals 60 4 12 16 48

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Panthers agree with Seidenberg on 1-year/$2.25M deal". TSN.ca. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2009.
  3. ^ "Seidenberg deal good sign for Bruins". ESPN.com. 5 June 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Dennis Seidenberg". nhl.com. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Glad Seidenberg is on their side". Boston.com. 31 May 2011. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Time couldn't keep steady Seidenberg from helping Bruins to Cup". thebruinsblog.net. 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Seidenbergs Boston Bruins holen den Stanley-Cup". Die Welt (in German). 16 June 2011. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ Roarke, Shawn P. (2 March 2016). "Veteran stars lead Team Europe roster". NHL.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Bruins buy-out defenseman Dennis Seidenberg". Boston Bruins. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Seidenberg Agrees to One-year Deal". NHL.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Islanders' Dennis Seidenberg: Signed for remainder of season". CBSSports.com. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Report: Islanders sign veteran defenceman Dennis Seidenberg". www.sportsnet.ca. 24 February 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2019.

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