Robert Dietrich

Robert Dietrich (25 July 1986 – 7 September 2011) was a professional ice hockey defenceman. He was killed in the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash, in which all players and coaches on board the plane from the club perished.

Robert Dietrich
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Born (1986-07-25)25 July 1986
Ordzhonikidze, Kazakh SSR,
Soviet Union
Died 7 September 2011(2011-09-07) (aged 25)
Yaroslavl, Russia
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for DEG Metro Stars
Straubing Tigers
Milwaukee Admirals
Adler Mannheim
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 174th overall, 2007
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2003–2011

Playing careerEdit

Dietrich was drafted 174th overall in the sixth round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators. He played with the DEG Metro Stars of the DEL from 2005 to the 2008. On 16 July 2007, Dietrich was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Predators.[1] He was reassigned on loan to the Metro Stars for his first year of the contract, before he spent the final two seasons in North America with the Predators American Hockey League affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals.

 
Robert Dietrich in 2010 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

In his second year with the Admirals in 2009–10, Dietrich led the team with 43 points for defenseman, but was unable to appear in the NHL with Nashville. On 8 June 2010, Dietrich returned to Germany and signed a two-year contract with Adler Mannheim.[2]

DeathEdit

On 7 September 2011, Dietrich was killed when a Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger aircraft, carrying nearly the entire Lokomotiv team, crashed just outside Yaroslavl, Russia. The team was traveling to Minsk, Belarus to play their opening game of the season, with its coaching staff and prospects. Lokomotiv officials said "everyone from the main roster was on the plane plus four players from the youth team."[3][4][5]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 EC Peiting 3.GBun 31 4 7 11 40 11 1 2 3 43
2004–05 ETC Crimmitschau 2.GBun 45 3 14 17 34
2005–06 DEG Metro Stars DEL 4 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Straubing Tigers 2.GBun 46 5 3 8 55 15 0 1 1 8
2006–07 DEG Metro Stars DEL 52 3 19 22 28 9 2 4 6 22
2007–08 DEG Metro Stars DEL 9 1 1 2 12 13 1 2 3 4
2008–09 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 63 4 15 19 32 11 1 7 8 2
2009–10 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 79 6 37 43 28 2 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Adler Mannheim DEL 42 3 15 18 69 6 0 2 2 8
DEL totals 107 7 35 42 111 28 3 8 11 34

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Germany WJC18-D1 5 0 4 4 4
2005 Germany WJC 6 0 0 0 6
2006 Germany WJC-D1 5 0 1 1 4
2007 Germany WC 6 2 2 4 2
2010 Germany WC 9 0 0 0 2
2011 Germany WC 7 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 16 0 5 5 14
Senior totals 22 2 2 4 4

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Predators sign five to contracts". Nashville Predators. 16 July 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
  2. ^ "Eagles take Robert Dietrich under contract". Adler Mannheim (in German). 8 June 2010. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2010.
  3. ^ "First pictures from the crash of Yak-42 near Yaroslavl" (in Russian). Lifenews.ru. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  4. ^ "The list of Lokomotiv players who died" (in Russian). Lifenews.ru. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Pavol Demitra among 43 killed in Russian plane crash". theglobeandmail.com. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011.[permanent dead link]

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