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Evan Trupp (born October 22, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey player currently with the Dornbirn Bulldogs of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Evan Trupp
Born (1987-10-22) October 22, 1987 (age 31)
Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
Dornbirn Bulldogs
Abbotsford Heat
Worcester Sharks
Chicago Wolves
Augsburger Panther
Iserlohn Roosters
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present

Playing careerEdit

Trupp played two seasons of junior hockey for the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) scoring a total of 129 points in 94 regular season games. Trupp was named BCHL (Interior Conference) Rookie of the Year in 2005–06.[1]

Trupp then attended the University of North Dakota where he played four seasons (2007–2011) of NCAA hockey for North Dakota, scoring 40 goals and 68 assists for 108 points, while registering 90 penalty minutes in 157 games played. Trupp was part of the North Dakota team that won the 2010 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament for which he was named Tournament MVP[2] and the 2011 WCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Trupp started the 2011–12 season in the ECHL with the Cincinnati Cyclones, but on January 12, 2012 he was traded to the Bakersfield Condors.

On March 8, 2013, the 2012–13 ECHL trading deadline, the Condors moved Trupp to the Alaska Aces in exchange for Shawn Skelly and Chris Haltigin.[3] The Aces announced on September 5, 2013 that they had re-signed Trupp for the 2013–14 season.[4] Later in the season he made his AHL debut with affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat. After 17 games with the Heat, Trupp returned to the Aces to help capture the Kelly Cup.

On August 28, 2014, Trupp had signed a one-year AHL contract with the Worcester Sharks, an affiliate of the San Jose Sharks.[5] In the 2014–15 season with the Sharks, Trupp enjoyed his most successful professional season, establishing an offensive presence with 40 points in 72 games.

On July 2, 2015, Trupp signed for his third AHL club, agreeing to a one-year deal with the Chicago Wolves.[6] Unable to replicate his previous season totals, Trupp appeared in 59 games with the Wolves for 7 goals and 22 points from the checking line in the 2015–16 season.

As a free agent in the off-season, Trupp opted to leave the AHL and signed a one-year contract with German club, Augsburger Panther of the DEL on July 20, 2016.[7] Following his second season with Augsburger in 2017–18 season, Trupp left as a free agent but continued in the DEL by signing a one-year deal with Iserlohn Roosters on April 6, 2018.[8]

After three seasons in the DEL, Trupp left to sign a contract in the neighbouring EBEL agreeing to a one-year contract with the Dornbirn Bulldogs on June 19, 2019.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 1 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Penticton Vees BCHL 59 29 50 79 37
2006–07 Penticton Vees BCHL 35 20 30 50 44
2007–08 University of North Dakota WCHA 32 5 8 13 30
2008–09 University of North Dakota WCHA 38 7 13 20 24
2009–10 University of North Dakota WCHA 43 8 26 34 18
2010–11 University of North Dakota WCHA 44 17 24 41 18
2011–12 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 20 2 10 12 10
2011–12 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 25 10 12 22 19
2012–13 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 60 5 22 27 43
2012–13 Alaska Aces ECHL 10 2 6 8 8 11 2 3 5 9
2013–14 Alaska Aces ECHL 51 17 33 50 24 21 6 8 14 14
2013–14 Abbotsford Heat AHL 17 1 6 7 10
2014–15 Worcester Sharks AHL 72 16 24 40 26 4 0 0 0 17
2015–16 Chicago Wolves AHL 59 7 15 22 17
2016–17 Augsburger Panther DEL 43 10 26 36 16 2 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Augsburger Panther DEL 51 7 23 30 16
2018–19 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 49 6 29 35 40
AHL totals 148 24 45 69 53 4 0 0 0 17

Awards and achievementsEdit

  • 2005–06 BCHL (Interior conference) Rookie of the Year
  • 2009–10 NCAA (WCHA) Tournament Champion
  • 2009–10 NCAA (WCHA) Tournament MVP
  • 2010–11 NCAA (WCHA) Tournament Champion
  • 2012–13 ECHL Brabham Cup (Regular season champion)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bruce Allison Memorial Trophy awarded to Evan Trupp". British Columbia Hockey League. April 1, 2006. Archived from the original on March 16, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  2. ^ "Evan Trupp player profile". undsports.com. January 13, 2010. Retrieved January 13, 2010.
  3. ^ The ECHL – Premier 'AA' Hockey League | Player Archived March 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Alaska Aces Sign Trupp and Taranto". Alaska Aces. September 5, 2013. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Sharks announce schedule which opens on road". telegram.com. August 28, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "Trupp, Kristo and Caron join the organization". Chicago Wolves. July 2, 2015. Retrieved July 2, 2015.
  7. ^ "Trupp bolsters the attack of the Panthers" (in German). Augsburger Panther. July 20, 2016. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  8. ^ "Squad changes to Iserlohn". Iserlohn Roosters. April 6, 2018. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "Three new arrivals" (in German). Dornbirn Bulldogs. June 19, 2019. Retrieved June 19, 2019.

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