Tobias Rieder

Tobias Rieder (born 10 January 1993) is a German professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Rieder was originally selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fourth round, 114th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, and made his NHL debut in 2014–15 with the Arizona Coyotes. He has also previously played with the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres.

Tobias Rieder
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Rieder with Germany in 2017
Born (1993-01-10) 10 January 1993 (age 29)
Landshut, Germany
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Växjö Lakers
Arizona Coyotes
Los Angeles Kings
Edmonton Oilers
Calgary Flames
Buffalo Sabres
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 114th overall, 2011
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2009–present

Playing careerEdit

Having been drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, on 29 March 2013, Rieder's playing rights were traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Kale Kessy.[1] At the conclusion of his major junior career in the 2012–13 season with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), on 15 April 2013, Rieder signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Phoenix.[2]

In the 2014–15 season, his second professional campaign in North America, Rieder received his first NHL recall by the Coyotes from the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Portland Pirates, on 2 November 2014. That same day, he scored his first NHL goal, the game winner for the Coyotes.[3]

On 1 December 2014, Rieder set an NHL record by a first-year player by scoring two short-handed goals 58 seconds apart during the same penalty kill in a 5–2 win against the Edmonton Oilers.[4]

On 21 February 2018, during the 2017–18 season, Rieder (along with goaltender Scott Wedgewood) were traded to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for goaltender Darcy Kuemper.[5] In the final stretch of the regular season, Rieder appeared in 20 games with the Kings, scoring four goals and six points. He made his Stanley Cup playoff debut in Los Angeles' first-round sweep to the Vegas Golden Knights.

On 1 July 2018, as a free agent, Rieder returned to the Edmonton Oilers organization after signing a one-year, $2 million contract.[6] Signing with the Oilers with the ambition to play alongside countryman Leon Draisaitl, Rieder was unable to contribute early in the 2018–19 season, finding himself in a bottom six checking-line role. Failing to register a goal with the Oilers after 60 games, Rieder was singled out publicly by Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson, stating their intention to not to sign him after the season, on which Nicholson later apologized.[7] Rieder completed the season with a career low 11 assists in 67 games.

On 25 June 2019, Rieder was not tendered a qualifying offer from the Oilers, releasing him as a free agent.[8] On 4 September 2019, Rieder was invited to a professional tryout agreement with the Calgary Flames. On 27 September 2019, after a successful pre-season, he was signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Flames.[9]

On 16 August 2020, Rieder scored his third shorthanded goal of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs in Game 4 against the Dallas Stars, tying an NHL record for most shorthanded goals in one playoff season. Rieder joins the list alongside Derek Sanderson, Bill Barber, Lorne Henning, Wayne Gretzky, Wayne Presley, and Todd Marchant.[10] He finished with 5 points in 10 post-season games.

As a free agent from the Flames, Rieder was signed by the Buffalo Sabres on a one-year, $700,000 contract on 9 October 2020.[11]

Leaving the Sabres at the conclusion of his contract, as a free agent approaching the 2021–22 season, Rieder was accepted an invitation to attend the Anaheim Ducks training camp on a Professional Try-out basis on 15 September 2021.[12]

International playEdit

Rieder was named to the Germany men's national ice hockey team and made his senior debut at the 2014 IIHF World Championship.[13]

On 25 January 2022, Rieder was selected to play for Team Germany at the 2022 Winter Olympics.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Landshut Cannibals DNL 36 27 24 51 18 9 6 8 14 10
2009–10 Landshut Cannibals DNL 5 6 3 9 25 4 5 1 6 2
2009–10 Landshut Cannibals 2.GBun 45 10 13 23 28 6 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Kitchener Rangers OHL 65 23 26 49 35 7 0 2 2 4
2011–12 Kitchener Rangers OHL 60 42 42 84 25 16 13 14 27 4
2012–13 Kitchener Rangers OHL 52 27 29 56 12 9 2 10 12 4
2013–14 Portland Pirates AHL 64 28 20 48 10
2014–15 Portland Pirates AHL 9 4 1 5 0
2014–15 Arizona Coyotes NHL 72 13 8 21 14
2015–16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 82 14 23 37 10
2016–17 Arizona Coyotes NHL 80 16 18 34 6
2017–18 Arizona Coyotes NHL 58 8 11 19 6
2017–18 Los Angeles Kings NHL 20 4 2 6 0 4 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Edmonton Oilers NHL 67 0 11 11 8
2019–20 Calgary Flames NHL 55 4 6 10 6 10 3 2 5 0
2020–21 Buffalo Sabres NHL 44 5 2 7 2
2021–22 Växjö Lakers SHL 36 11 11 22 4 4 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 478 64 81 145 52 14 3 2 5 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Germany U17 6th 5 0 0 0 0
2009 Germany WJC18 10th 6 1 3 4 8
2010 Germany WJC D1 11th 5 4 2 6 0
2010 Germany WJC18 D1 11th 5 6 1 7 12
2011 Germany WJC 10th 6 1 1 2 0
2011 Germany WJC18 6th 3 3 0 3 0
2012 Germany WJC D1A 11th 5 5 8 13 4
2013 Germany WJC 9th 6 3 2 5 0
2014 Germany WC 14th 7 1 0 1 0
2015 Germany WC 10th 7 0 3 3 0
2016 Germany WC 7th 4 1 1 2 0
2016 Germany OGQ Q 3 1 2 3 0
2016 Team Europe WCH   6 0 1 1 0
2021 Germany WC 4th 10 1 3 4 2
2022 Germany OG 10th 4 1 1 2 0
Junior totals 41 23 17 40 24
Senior totals 44 6 11 17 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Coyotes acquire Tobias Rieder". Phoenix Coyotes. 29 March 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Coyotes sign Rieder to entry-level contract". Phoenix Coyotes. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Coyotes recall Rieder". Arizona Coyotes. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  4. ^ McCurdy, Bruce (11 September 2015). "Oilers' prospect Kale Kessy was making important progress before an injury derailed his season". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 16 December 2017. Included among them were an NHL rookie record of two shorthanded goals in 58 seconds, against (you guessed it) the Oilers, right in (you guessed it again) Edmonton
  5. ^ "LA Kings Acquire Tobias Rieder, Scott Wedgewood; Trade Kuemper to Coyotes". NHL.com. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Oilers sign Tobias Rieder". Edmonton Oilers. 1 July 2018. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Nicholson calls out Tobias Rieder". Edmonton Sun. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Oilers will not extend qualifying offers to Rieder, Rattie". oilersnation.com. 21 June 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Report: Flames sign Tobias Rieder". flamesnation.ca. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  10. ^ "SNAPSHOTS: Flames penalty-killer Rieder ties NHL record during overtime loss". calgarysun.com. 17 August 2020. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Sabres sign Tobias Rieder to one-year contract". Buffalo Sabres. 9 October 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Tobias Rieder lands PTO with Ducks". CBS Sports. 15 September 2021. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  13. ^ "Roster forming – 2014 WM – International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF". International Ice Hockey Federation. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  14. ^ "Germans dare to dream again". International Ice Hockey Federation. 25 January 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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