The Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Adler Mannheim Eagles have signed former Vernon Lakers forward Glen Metropolit. The Adler Mannheim 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.
Metropolit played last season with two teams. HC Lugano & Schlittschuh Club Bern. Hockey Club Lugano is a professional hockey club based in Lugano, Switzerland while Schlittschuh Club Bern is also a hockey team based in Bern, Switzerland. Metropolit played two seasons with HC Lugano before joining Schlittschuh Club Bern. In 40 games last season with HC Lugano Metropolit collected (6-goals-28-assists-34-points). In three games with Schlittschuh Club Bern Metropolit picked up one goal. Metropolit was also Captain for Team Canada at last years Spengler Cup where he picked up (1-goal-2-assists-3-points) in four games with Canada.
Metropolit played one season in Vernon (1994-95) with the Vernon Lakers. In 60 regular season games with the Lakers Metropolit collected (43-goals-74-assists-117-points). Mettropolit was never drafted but played eight seasons in the NHL with seven different teams (Washington, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, St. Louis, Boston, Philadelphia & Montreal).
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Eagles take Glen Metropolit under contract
29th July, 2014
The eagles have concluded with the obligation of old hand Glen Metropolit Mannheim for the time being her cadre plannings for the new season 2014/15. The 40-year-old Canadian signs an Einjahresvertrag with the eagles.
Last of the Glen Metropolit born on the 25th June, 1974 in Toronto played in Switzerland. For eV train, the HC Lugano and the SC Bern he denied in the past four playing times 214 NLA parts and collected 225 Scorerpunkte. Between 1999 and 2003 as well as from 2006 to 2010 the legal shooter graduated from 437 NHL plays for Washington, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, St. Louis, Boston, Philadelphia as well as Montréal and achieved, besides, 58 gates and gave 106 presentations. Besides, metropolitan 168 times accumulated in the AHL for Portland Pirates and registered there 199 Scorerpunkte on his account. In 2003 the 1.79 meter and 90 kilogram forward changed over the big pond and signed on for the first time in Europe. Metropolitan his ice skates laced the first two playing times in Finland for Jokerit Helsinki. The attacker experienced his season most successful up to now during his first engagement in Switzerland when he won not only the Swiss championship title in 2006 with the HC Lugano, but also was chosen the best forward of the league (61 plays, 91 Scorerpunkte).
„ I know Glen still from our common time in Boston. He is a respectable two way forward who disposes of terrifically good Scoringqualitäten. Besides, Glen is a strong personality, on the ice as well as in the cabin. We are very glad that he has decided on us “, according to eagle coach Geoff Ward about his new entry.
Glen Metropolit will receive the number 50 with the eagles.
Other personnel decisions: According to topical state both forwards Ken Magowan and Yanick Lehoux will return no more to the eagles.