Evan Kaufmann

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Evan Kaufmann
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Born (1984-10-31) October 31, 1984 (age 36)
Plymouth, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 167 lb (76 kg; 11 st 13 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Right
Played for DEG Metro Stars
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
National team  Germany
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–2015

Evan Kaufmann (born October 31, 1984) is a German-American former professional ice hockey forward who played in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Playing career[edit]

Kaufmann, who is Jewish,[1] was born in Plymouth, Minnesota and graduated from Robbinsdale Armstrong High School at Plymouth in 2003.[2] His great-grandparents were murdered during the Holocaust.[3] At the University of Minnesota, Kaufmann played on the Golden Gophers hockey team and studied accounting at the Carlson School of Management. Kaufmann was a Western Collegiate Hockey Association scholar-athlete pick all four years at Minnesota.[4]

Kaufmann moved to Germany in 2008 and received German citizenship in order to play for the national team, DEG Metro Stars of Deutsche Eishockey Liga.[5] He is among the top scorers in the league. Kaufmann admits that his teammates are very curious about him being Jewish and often ask him questions. Kaufmann told the UK's Daily Mail: "I didn't have to think hard about it. It is a great honour but it will also be a very emotional moment for me when I hear the national anthem played."[citation needed]

On February 16, 2012, Kaufmann agreed to leave DEG at season's end and signed with fellow DEL club, Nürnberg Ice Tigers,[6] where he played through the 2014-15 season. In July 2015, he announced his retirement from ice hockey.[7] He played a total of 315 games in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga and won 17 caps for the German Men's National Team, including seven outings at the 2012 World Championships.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 River City Lancers USHL 60 20 30 50 33 3 0 2 2 2
2004–05 University of Minnesota WCHA 29 7 6 13 10
2005–06 University of Minnesota WCHA 40 5 8 13 22
2006–07 University of Minnesota WCHA 32 11 6 17 14
2007–08 University of Minnesota WCHA 45 9 10 19 58
2008–09 DEG Metro Stars DEL 44 9 17 26 24 16 2 0 2 8
2009–10 DEG Metro Stars DEL 56 11 23 34 30 3 0 1 1 4
2010–11 DEG Metro Stars DEL 52 21 24 45 22 9 1 3 4 6
2011–12 DEG Metro Stars DEL 52 19 23 42 42 7 6 5 11 6
2012–13 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 16 4 7 11 12 3 1 1 2 2
2013–14 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 48 16 24 40 20 6 4 1 5 6
2014–15 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 47 12 16 28 22 5 0 0 0 4
DEL totals 315 92 134 226 172 49 14 11 25 36

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 Germany WC 12th 7 0 1 1 4
Senior totals 7 0 1 1 4

Career update[edit]

After retiring from professional hockey, Kaufmann began working as an investment banking analyst and was recently promoted to an associate position.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional Hockey Review: 2010–11; European Hockey League". Jewish Sports Review. 8 (87): 8–9. September–October 2011.
  2. ^ "Hockey Profile: Evan Kaufmann". Minnesota Golden Gophers. Retrieved February 18, 2012.
  3. ^ Longman, Jere (February 19, 2012). "A Jewish Hockey Player at History's Indelible Crossroad". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Augustovitz, Roman (March 6, 2008). "Gophers teammates reach fork in the road". Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Archived from the original on October 10, 2008.
  5. ^ "Roach and Kaufmann extend with Metro Stars" (in German). DEG Metro Stars. March 14, 2011. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
  6. ^ "Kaufmann agrees to contract with Ice Tigers" (in German). Nürnberg Ice Tigers. February 16, 2012. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
  7. ^ Sport1.de. "Evan Kaufmann von den Nürnberg Ice Tigers beendet seine Karriere". Sport1.de (in German). Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  8. ^ "GER". www.iihf.com. Retrieved February 14, 2016.

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