Patrick Köppchen

Patrick Köppchen (born June 21, 1980) is a German professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for Düsseldorfer EG in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He previously played with fellow DEL teams Nürnberg Ice Tigers, ERC Ingolstadt, Hamburg Freezers,[1] Hannover Scorpions and Munich Barons.

Patrick Köppchen
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Born (1980-06-21) June 21, 1980 (age 39)
Berlin, Germany
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Free Agent
München Barons
Hamburg Freezers
Hannover Scorpions
ERC Ingolstadt
Nürnberg Ice Tigers
Düsseldorfer EG
National team  Germany
Playing career 2001–present

Playing careerEdit

A Berlin native and product of Eisbären Berlin, Köppchen spent the 1997-98 season in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, playing for the Neepawa Natives. He made his debut in Germany's elite league DEL for the Munich Barons during the 2000-01 season. The Barons relocated to Hamburg in 2002 and became the Hamburg Freezers. Between 2004 and 2011, Köppchen played for the Hannover Scorpions and helped guide the team to the 2010 German championship. He returned to the Hamburg Freezers in 2011.

On April 6, 2013, Köppchen left the Freezers after two seasons and signed a one-year contract with ERC Ingolstadt.[2] Serving as a team captain, he won the German championship with ERC in 2014[3] and was named MVP of the playoffs.

He parted ways with ERC Ingolstadt in July 2017 and signed with fellow DEL club Nürnberg Ice Tigers.[4] Köppchen reached the playoff-semis with Nürnberg in the 2017–18 season, before in May 2018, he left and was signed as a free agent to a one-year deal with Düsseldorfer EG.[5]

International playEdit

Köppchen competed at the 2002 IIHF World Championship and the 2015 IIHF World Championship as a member of Germany men's national ice hockey team.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

 
Köppchen during his tenure with the Freezers.

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 EHC Braunlager 2.GBun 51 1 4 5 54 4 0 0 0 2
1999–00 TSV Erding 3.GBun 63 7 30 37 82
2000–01 TSV Erding 2.GBun 39 8 16 24 88 6 3 5 8 2
2000–01 München Barons DEL 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 München Barons DEL 59 3 4 7 32 9 0 0 0 8
2002–03 Hamburg Freezers DEL 52 2 5 7 34 5 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Hamburg Freezers DEL 49 1 5 6 24 10 0 1 1 4
2004–05 Hannover Scorpions DEL 49 4 13 17 38
2005–06 Hannover Scorpions DEL 52 2 16 18 66 10 1 5 6 14
2006–07 Hannover Scorpions DEL 22 2 9 11 10 6 0 1 1 2
2007–08 Hannover Scorpions DEL 55 1 16 17 36 3 0 0 0 4
2008–09 Hannover Scorpions DEL 52 2 13 15 24 11 0 1 1 6
2009–10 Hannover Scorpions DEL 56 2 8 10 24 11 0 2 2 2
2010–11 Hannover Scorpions DEL 52 1 17 18 28 5 0 3 3 2
2011–12 Hamburg Freezers DEL 52 1 19 20 34 5 0 0 0 4
2012–13 Hamburg Freezers DEL 52 1 25 26 34 6 0 2 2 6
2013–14 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 52 4 8 12 26 21 4 10 14 6
2014–15 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 52 3 16 19 42 18 0 3 3 2
2015–16 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 43 1 6 7 14 2 0 1 1 0
2016–17 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 50 3 18 21 16 2 0 0 0 4
2017–18 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 37 0 10 10 12 12 1 5 6 0
2018–19 Düsseldorfer EG DEL 46 0 6 6 18
DEL totals 886 33 215 248 512 137 6 34 40 76

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1997 Germany EJC18 6 0 1 1 0
1998 Germany EJC18 5 3 2 5 14
1999 Germany WJC-D1 6 0 2 2 20
2000 Germany WJC-D1 5 2 0 2 4
2002 Germany WC 7 0 0 0 0
2015 Germany WC 7 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 22 5 5 10 38
Senior totals 14 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Freezers commit to Hannover Quartet". Hamburg Freezers (in German). 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2011-03-31.
  2. ^ "Patrick Koppchen commits to ERC". ERC Ingolstadt (in German). 2013-04-06. Archived from the original on 2013-06-30. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
  3. ^ mittelbayerische.de. "Eishockey-Meister Ingolstadt verlängert mit Kapitän Köppchen". Mittelbayerische Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  4. ^ "Ice Tigers verpflichten Patrick Köppchen | Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nürnberg". www.icetigers.de. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  5. ^ "Erfahrung pur: DEG holt Verteidiger Patrick Köppchen – Düsseldorfer EG". www.deg-eishockey.de. Retrieved 2018-05-03.
  6. ^ IIHF (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. p. 444. ISBN 978-0-9867964-0-1.

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