Timo Pielmeier

Timo Pielmeier (born July 7, 1989) is a German professional ice hockey goaltender, currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played with ERC Ingolstadt of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He was a third-round selection of the San Jose Sharks in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft prior to being traded to the Anaheim Ducks.

Timo Pielmeier
Timo Pielmeier (ERC).jpg
Born (1989-07-07) July 7, 1989 (age 31)
Deggendorf, West Germany
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Anaheim Ducks
ERC Ingolstadt
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 83rd overall, 2007
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2009–present

Playing careerEdit

Pielmeier first played junior hockey in his native Germany, leading the Cologne EC Junior Sharks to the Deutsche Nachwuchs-Liga in 2006–07.[1] He moved to North America the following season, joining the St. John's Fog Devils of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for a season before moving to the Shawinigan Cataractes in 2008–09 where he led the team to the QMJHL final.[2]

He has played with the German national junior team on several occasions. He first played in the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships, and the 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[2] Playing in the Division 1A pool at the 2008 World Junior, Pielmeier was named the tournament's top goaltender,[3] as Germany won the title, earning promotion back to the A pool for 2009.

Pielmeier was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the third round, 83rd overall at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, but was traded to the Anaheim Ducks organization in 2009.[4] He turned professional in 2009, starting with the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL. He scored a goal for the Condors during the 2009–10 season,[5] becoming the 10th goaltender in ECHL history to do so.[2] He finished the season fifth amongst rookie goaltenders in goals against average and appeared in the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game.[2] Pielmeier was promoted to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League for the 2009–10 season.[6] Pielmeier was recalled by the Ducks on January 22, 2011 .[7] He was traded along with defenceman Kurtis Foster, on December 12, 2011, to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenceman Mark Fraser and forward Rod Pelley.[8]

On February 8, 2013, whilst impressing with the Landshut Cannibals, Pielmeier was signed by ERC Ingolstadt for the 2013–14 season in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.[9]

International playEdit

Medal record
Representing   Germany
Ice hockey
Olympic Games
  2018 Pyeongchang

He earned his first cap with the German men's national team in December 2013.[10]

Pielmeier was nominated to be Team Germany's backup goalie during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He appeared in 1 game in the tournament as Germany captured the Silver medal. He also represented Germany at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2007–08 St. John's Fog Devils QMJHL 50 23 22 4 2719 136 1 3.00 .909 5 0 3 221 22 0 5.71 .838
2008–09 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 43 30 9 2 2407 107 2 2.67 .913 18 12 5 1021 47 0 2.76 .898
2009–10 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 57 27 22 5 3251 178 0 3.29 .883 4 1 2 247 14 0 3.39 .893
2010–11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 37 16 17 1 1942 100 1 3.09 .906
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 1 0 0 0 40 5 0 7.50 .583
2010–11 Elmira Jackals ECHL 2 1 0 1 125 7 0 3.37 .873
2011–12 Elmira Jackals ECHL 33 17 10 3 1896 86 0 2.72 .910 3 0 2 172 9 0 3.13 .906
2011–12 Albany Devils AHL 2 1 0 0 78 3 0 2.31 .938
2012–13 EV Landshut 2.GBun 48 27 21 0 2931 111 4 2.27 6 371 17 0 2.75
2013–14 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 43 20 23 0 2596 110 4 2.54 .911 21 14 7 1243 38 2 1.83 .944
2014–15 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 51 29 22 0 3007 138 2 2.75 .914 18 10 8 1095 47 0 2.58 .920
2015–16 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 52 23 29 0 3058 149 0 2.92 .907 2 0 2 125 6 0 2.89 .910
2016–17 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 44 21 23 0 2536 118 2 2.79 .910
2017–18 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 35 22 12 0 2055 76 6 2.22 .927 5 1 4 333 17 0 3.00 .910
2018–19 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 25 13 10 0 1392 66 1 2.84 .900 2 0 1 96 4 0 2.00 .880
2019–20 ERC Ingolstadt DEL 23 10 10 0 1250 61 0 2.93 .896
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 40 5 0 7.50 .583

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Timo Pielmeier player profile". Hockey's Future. Retrieved 2010-12-09.
  2. ^ a b c d "Timo Pielmeier player profile". Syracuse Crunch Hockey Club. Archived from the original on 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2010-12-09.
  3. ^ "Best players selected by the directorate" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2010-12-09.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Timo Pielmeier profile". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2010-12-09.
  5. ^ "Goalie Timo Pielmeier scores empty-net goal for Bakersfield Condors". The Hockey News. 2009-12-20. Archived from the original on 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2010-12-09.
  6. ^ "It's Timo time for Crunch". CNYCentral.com. 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2010-12-09.
  7. ^ "Timo Pielmeier Recalled from Syracuse". NHL.com News. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  8. ^ Chere, Rich (2011-12-12). "Devils trade Rod Pelley, Mark Fraser to Ducks for Kurtis Foster and goalie". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2011-12-12.
  9. ^ "Timo Pielmeier changes to Ingolstadt" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2013-02-08. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
  10. ^ "DEL - DEL.org". www.del.org. Archived from the original on 2016-06-04. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  11. ^ "IIHF ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - TEAM ROSTER - GER - Germany" (PDF). IIHF.com. 2018-05-11. Retrieved 1 May 2018.[permanent dead link]

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