The ESV Kaufbeuren have signed former Vernon Vipers defenceman Matt Waddell. ESV Kaufbeuren is a professional ice hockey team based in Kaufbeuren, Germany that play in DEL2 the second level of ice hockey in Germany. Waddell played last season with the HC Nikko Ice Bucks, an Asia League Ice Hockey team based in Nikkō, Tochigi, Japan. In 41 games last year with the Ice Bucks Waddell collected (8-goals-26-assists-34-points). Waddell played two years in Vernon (2001-2003). In 110 games with the Vipers Waddell collected (9-44-53).
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09.07.2014 written from Philippe barber-surgeon
Weakly Waddell takes the first contingent place with the ESVK
Canadian defender strengthens Kaufbeuren ESV
With Canadian defender Matt Waddell Kaufbeuren ESV his first from four contingent places takes for the next playing time DEL2 in 2014/2015 with an absolute desirable player of the sporty management.
With the 30 year-old Canadian the sporty leader of the ESVK, Didi looking after, has succeeded in obliging Europe experienced defender. Waddell played in pastly playing time in Asia for the Nikko Icebucks for which he could achieve 34 points (8 gates / 26) in 41 plays. Before it the 1.85 m and 93 kg defender laced his ice skates in the first Italian league for Alleghe and Pontebba. For Pontebba Waddell could register 10 gates and 24 presentations in the season 2011/2012 in 40 plays what given at the same time the title of the point-best Defenders of the series A to him. In the subsequent season he could achieve for Alleghe 15 gates and 20 presentations. 15 gates signified the Liga-Höchstwert among all defenders in the season 2012/2013 with which Waddell once more could protect itself a honoring. The likeable left shooter did other stations in Europe in Sweden (boron å see HC, Allsvenskan), Finland (Hokki, Mestis) and Hungarian (Miskolci Jegesmedve JSE, league MOL). In addition, Waddell could celebrate the mastery of the NCAA in his first year with Ohio State University with his team.
Dieter Hegen to the obligation of Weakly Waddell: ' With Weakly we get an absolute desirable player. He has equally very good qualities in the offensive and in the defensive. In addition, he is an excellent skater.
Weakly Waddell to his engagement near Kaufbeuren ESV: ' Am glad am glad very much to be allowed to play for Kaufbeuren. The Managment of the ESVK in person of Dieter Hegen has taken care very much of me and wanted to oblige me absolutely, therefore, the decision was to be changed to Kaufbeuren, finally a very light one.