Philip Gogulla

Philip Gogulla (born 31 July 1987) is a German professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with EHC München of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Philip Gogulla
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Born (1987-07-31) 31 July 1987 (age 32)
Düsseldorf, West Germany
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
EHC München
Kölner Haie
Portland Pirates
Düsseldorfer EG
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 48th overall, 2005
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 2004–present

Playing careerEdit

Gogulla began his professional career with the Krefeld Pinguine at the age of 15 in 2002, although his professional league debut in the DEL came first with the Kölner Haie two years later. He has since become a regular player for the team, and also represented the Germany national ice hockey team on several occasions.

Gogulla was drafted in the second round, 48th overall, by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He signed an entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres on 1 June 2007, to prevent him from re-entering the NHL entry draft in 2007, although there was some confusion as to whether he had signed. NHL rules state prospects must be signed before 5:00pm EDT on 1 June or the team's rights to the player expire and he is free to re-enter the draft or become a free agent. Gogulla was signed by this deadline, but the contract had to be approved by the NHL. There was a delay in the approval process meaning the deal could not be announced and so it was assumed that the management had failed to sign Gogulla in time. On 2 June 2007, the deal was approved and announced as a three-year entry-level contract.[1]

In the first two seasons of his deal, Gogulla remained in Köln on loan from the Sabres. On 22 March 2008, he ended the longest German hockey game ever and the second longest worldwide, scoring 8:16 into the sixth overtime period for a 5–4 victory over the Mannheim Eagles.

[2] In the 2009–10 season, Philip stayed in North America after attending the Buffalo Sabres' 2009 Prospect camp held at Dwyer Arena, home of Niagara University Purple Eagles, from 6–10 July 2009. Upon completing his third NHL training camp he was reassigned to AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates.[3]

Gogulla spent the entirety of the season with the Pirates and contributed 15 goals and 35 points in 76 games. Gogulla was recalled by the Sabres to their taxi squad for the playoffs following the conclusion of the Pirates post-season. Despite being unable to make his NHL debut, Gogulla was still named to the German extended squad to take part in the Vancouver Winter Olympics.[4]

On 8 June 2010, as a restricted free agent from the Sabres, Gogulla opted to return to Kölner and the DEL and signed a three-year deal to start in the 2010–11 season.[5]

On May 18, 2018, after securing a release from his contract with the Sharks following his 13th season with the club, Gogulla signed with just his second DEL club, in agreeing to a one-year contract with hometown team, Düsseldorfer EG.[6] In the 2018–19 season, Gogulla scored at a point-per-game pace to lead Düsseldorfer with 52 points in 52 games. After a first round seven game defeat to Augsburger Panther, Gogulla opted to leave the club at the conclusion of his contract despite an offer to remain by Düsseldorfer on April 6, 2019.[7]

On April 29, 2019, Gogulla agreed to a one-year contract with perennial contending club, EHC München.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Kölner Haie DEL 47 1 1 2 14 7 0 0 0 2
2004–05 ESC Essen Moskitos 2.GBun 3 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Kölner Haie DEL 48 7 15 22 49 9 3 2 5 40
2006–07 Kölner Haie DEL 44 8 13 21 26 7 0 0 0 8
2007–08 Kölner Haie DEL 51 11 33 44 30 14 3 9 12 6
2008–09 Kölner Haie DEL 48 17 21 38 58
2009–10 Portland Pirates AHL 76 15 20 35 27 3 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Kölner Haie DEL 52 13 33 46 50 5 2 2 4 0
2011–12 Kölner Haie DEL 52 20 26 46 64 6 1 4 5 10
2012–13 Kölner Haie DEL 46 11 21 32 14 12 4 5 9 8
2013–14 Kölner Haie DEL 41 5 14 19 60 17 4 8 12 4
2014–15 Kölner Haie DEL 52 14 12 26 26
2015–16 Kölner Haie DEL 52 20 26 46 10 15 9 8 17 0
2016–17 Kölner Haie DEL 51 17 29 46 18 7 0 4 4 2
2017–18 Kölner Haie DEL 51 11 20 31 16 6 2 0 2 2
2018–19 Düsseldorfer EG DEL 52 26 26 52 18 7 1 4 5 2
DEL totals 687 181 290 471 453 112 29 46 75 84

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Germany U17 5 1 3 4 0
2004 Germany WJC18-D1 5 2 5 7 16
2005 Germany WJC18 6 1 2 3 4
2006 Germany WJC-D1 5 1 6 7 30
2006 Germany WC-D1 5 1 3 4 8
2007 Germany WJC 6 0 6 6 8
2007 Germany WC 6 0 5 5 4
2008 Germany WC 6 1 3 4 6
2009 Germany WC 6 0 1 1 2
2010 Germany WC 7 1 0 1 0
2011 Germany WC 7 0 2 2 4
2012 Germany WC 7 2 7 9 4
2013 Germany OGQ 3 0 3 3 0
2013 Germany WC 7 0 3 3 2
2016 Germany WC 8 2 5 7 2
2017 Germany WC 5 2 1 3 2
Junior totals 27 5 22 27 58
Senior totals 67 9 33 42 34

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey's Future feature- Philip Gogulla". hockeysfuture.com. 3 February 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Six assigned to Rochester Americans". Buffalo Sabres. 25 September 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Sabres sign Mark Mancari". Buffalo Sabres. 26 September 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Gogulla named to German roster". Buffalo Sabres. 30 December 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Philip Gogulla first new signing of the KEC" (in German). Kölner Haie. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  6. ^ "Philip Gogulla will be playing for DEG in the future". Düsseldorfer EG (in German). 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. ^ "How DEG will plan its future". rp-online.de (in German). 6 April 2019. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Forward of the Year Philip Gogulla signs with Munchen" (in German). EHC München. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 29 April 2019.

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