The Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Adler Mannheim Eagles have signed former Vernon Vipers forward Garrett Festerling. The Eagles are an ice hockey team that play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the highest ice hockey league in Germany. The Eagles are based in Mannheim, a city in the north of Baden-Württemberg.
Festerling become a free agent after the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Hamburg Freezers folded at the end of last season due to financial reasons. The Freezers were a member of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga hockey league (DEL) that played their games in Hamburg, Germany.
After three seasons in the Western Hockey League with Portland & Regina Festerling has spent the past nine seasons playing in Germany with three different teams (EV Fussen, Hannover & Hamburg) Festerling has spent the past six years with Hamburg.
Festerling played parts of two seasons in Vernon (2002-2003). Festerling played with the 2002-03 Vipers before leaving the team during his second season in Vernon, in December 2003 for the WHL Portland Winterhawks. In 77 regular season games with the Vipers Festerling collected (12-goals-25-assists-37-points).
Garrett Festerling's Player Profile:
This was posted on Gregg Drinnans Blog:
May 30 2016
F Garrett Festerling (Portland, Regina, 2003-07) has signed a three-year contract with Adler Mannheim (Germany, DEL). This season, with Hamburg Freezers (Germany, DEL), he had seven goals and six assists in 30 games. He has dual German-Canadian citizenship. . . .