Piotr Kwasigroch

Piotr Kwasigroch (born 1 June 1962) is a Polish former ice hockey player and coach. He played for Naprzód Janów, Kölner EC, EV Füssen, the Kassel Huskies, GEC Nordhorn, EV Landsberg, and Neusser EV during his career. After nine years in the Polish league, Kwasigroch was allowed to move to West Germany, spending the rest of his career with German teams, and turning to coaching near the end. He also played for the Polish national team at the 1988 Winter Olympics and the 1986 and 1989 World Championships.[1]

Piotr Kwasigroch
Born (1962-06-01) June 1, 1962 (age 58)
Katowice, Poland
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 163 lb (74 kg; 11 st 9 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left
Played for Naprzód Janów
Kölner EC
EV Füssen
Kassel Huskies
GEC Nordhorn
EV Landsberg
Neusser EV
National team  Poland
Playing career 1980–2003

Playing CareerEdit

Kwasigroch scored 572 points during his playing career in Germany. He is currently the 5th highest-scoring Polish forward in Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) history, with 65 points scored across his 138 games for the Kassel Huskies.[2] He was part of the Kölner EC team that finished runners up in the 1991 and 1993 DEL seasons, scoring 152 points across 180 games for the club.[3]

He played 39 games for Poland at international competitions including as part of the 1998 Olympic team, where Poland was stripped of its victory against France in the group stages after Jaroslaw Morawiecki returned a positive drug test.[4] He was also a member of the Polish team that recorded a historic victory in 1986 against the then-defending World Champions Czechoslovakia.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biografie (Biography)" (in Polish). Olimpijski.pl. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  2. ^ "DEL - All-time totals - Poland". Elite Prospects.
  3. ^ "Piotr Kwasigroch". Elite Prospects.
  4. ^ "1988 Olympics". Ice Hockey Fandom.
  5. ^ Michalewski, Grzegorz (April 13, 2020). "34 years ago Polish hockey players defeated world champions. The "winning" photo had to be destroyed". PolsatSport.

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