Sinan Akdag

Sinan Akdag (born November 5, 1989) is a German professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently playing for Adler Mannheim in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Sinan Akdag
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Born (1989-11-05) November 5, 1989 (age 30)
Rosenheim, West Germany
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Adler Mannheim
Krefeld Pinguine
National team  Germany
Playing career 2007–present

Playing careerEdit

A Rosenheim native,[1] Akdag came through the youth ranks of the Starbulls Rosenheim. After joining the Krefeld Pinguine organization, he made his debut in Germany's top-flight Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) during the 2007-08 campaign. Following a seven-year stint with the Krefeld team, he signed with fellow DEL side Adler Mannheim in 2014[2] and won the German championship in his first year with the team.[3]

He received DEL Defenseman of the Year honors in the 2015–16 season.[4]

International playEdit

After representing Germany at the U17, U18 and U20 level, he made his debut on the men's national team in December 2011.[5] Akdag was nominated to be part of Team Germany during the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Starbulls Rosenheim DNL 34 0 8 8 8 2 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Starbulls Rosenheim DNL 35 2 14 16 16 7 1 0 1 8
2005–06 Starbulls Rosenheim 3.GBun 12 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Starbulls Rosenheim DNL 18 1 10 11 26 3 0 0 0 27
2006–07 Starbulls Rosenheim 3.GBun 36 0 3 3 10
2007–08 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 43 0 0 0 6
2007–08 RT Bad Nauheim 3.GBun 4 0 2 2 0
2008–09 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 43 1 8 9 30 7 0 1 1 4
2008–09 Landshut Cannibals 2.GBun 2 1 1 2 2
2009–10 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 54 1 10 11 51
2009–10 Landshut Cannibals 2.GBun 1 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 51 1 8 9 40 8 2 0 2 18
2011–12 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 52 2 10 12 30
2012–13 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 52 1 13 14 57 9 0 2 2 12
2013–14 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 46 5 10 15 34 5 0 1 1 2
2014–15 Adler Mannheim DEL 46 11 17 28 28 15 2 6 8 12
2015–16 Adler Mannheim DEL 52 7 27 34 88 3 1 0 1 2
2016–17 Adler Mannheim DEL 51 5 17 22 14 7 0 0 0 2
2017–18 Adler Mannheim DEL 51 5 20 25 49 10 0 6 6 2
2018–19 Adler Mannheim DEL 52 3 24 27 36 12 0 2 2 16
DEL totals 593 42 164 206 463 76 5 18 23 70
Medal record
Representing   Germany
Ice hockey
Olympic Games
  2018 Pyeongchang

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2006 Germany U17 10th 5 0 0 0 2
2007 Germany WJC18 8th 6 0 2 2 29
2009 Germany WJC 9th 6 0 1 1 0
2012 Germany WC 12th 4 0 0 0 2
2014 Germany WC 10th 7 0 1 1 2
2016 Germany WC 7th 8 1 1 2 0
2016 Germany OGQ Q 3 0 1 1 2
2018 Germany OG   2 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 17 0 3 3 31
Senior totals 24 1 3 4 6

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
DEL
Defenseman of the Year 2016 [4]
Champion (Adler Mannheim) 2019 [6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NationalTurk Exclusive Interview: Sinan Akdag – He and his family have defeated the discriminatory German bureaucracy | NationalTurk". www.nationalturk.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  2. ^ "Sinan Akdag freut sich riesig auf Mannheim". morgenweb, das Nachrichtenportal für die Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  3. ^ "Adler Mannheim: Die Feierlichkeiten klingen aus". www.rnz.de. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  4. ^ a b "ADLER Mannheim". www.adler-mannheim.de. Archived from the original on 2016-04-05. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  5. ^ ""Das bleibt ewig in Erinnerung" - 12 - DEL.org". www.del.org. Archived from the original on 2016-04-20. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  6. ^ "Adler Mannheim wins DEL". IIHF. 2019-04-27. Retrieved 2019-04-27.

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