The Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) Kassel Huskies have signed former Vernon Vipers defenceman Curtis Gedig.
The Huskies are a professional ice hockey team based in Kassel, Hesse, Germany that play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga Hockey League.
Gedig played last season with the Fischtown Pinguins. The Pinguins are also known as REV Bremerhaven are a professional ice hockey team based in Bremerhaven, Germany. They currently play in DEL2, the second level of ice hockey in Germany.
Gedig signed with the Pinguins in May 2018 only played one season in Fischtown, had two assists in fourteen games last year. Gedig played the previous season with the Stavanger Oilers. The Oilers are a Norwegian ice hockey team based in Stavanger, Norway. In 45 games with the Oilers Gedig collected (14-goals-18-assists-32-points).
After four years at Ohio State University (2010-2014) Gedig signed an amateur tryout agreement with the American Hockey League (AHL) Albany Devils on April 4th 2014. Gedig never played a game with the Devils would sign his first professional contract with the American Hockey League (AHL) Adirondack Flames in October 2014. Gedig attended the Calgary Flames 2014 training camp before being released-assigned to the Adirondack Flames. The past four seasons Gedig has played in three different leagues (ECHL, Norway & NLB) with four different teams (Colorado Eagles, Stjernen hockey, EHC Olten & the Stavanger Oilers).
Gedig played parts of one season in Vernon (2009-10) after being acquired from the Cowichan Valley Capitals on November 25th 2009 for Nick Amies, Drew George & future considerations. In 30 games with the Vipers Gedig collected (5-goals-7-assists-12-points). Gedig was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in round 7 #204 overall in the 2009 NHL draft.
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This was posted on the Huskies website:
New entry! Kassel Huskies oblige Curtis Gedig
Kassel, 23rd December, in 2019. Kassel Huskies report a new entry: Shortly before Christmas Curtis Gedig (28) becomes a new player in the herd of the sledge dogs.
The Canadian with German passport was born on the 14th September, 1991 in Penticton in Canada and came about different Canadian youth teams, in the end, in 2010 to the team Ohio State university. After one year in the ECHL with Colorado Eagles he changed to Europe and signed with Stjernen hockey in Norway. There he collected in 43 plays 52 points, changed subsequently only in Switzerland to the EHC Olten (in 2016/2017) and then back to Norway to the Stavanger Oilers. Germany became in 2018/2019 his new native country when he changed to Bremerhaven in the DEL.
During the last days he was examined thoroughly medically and now should strengthen the defensive of the Huskies further: „ He is a strong player who already knows the DEL “, according to his new coach Tim Kehler. He is glad to have other options in the defense in the 1.90 meter and 89 kilo defender: „ He is strong not only in the defensive, but also a good, offensive player “, according to Kehler. And adds: „ I think, he can make Kassel Huskies stronger. And if we have the chance to become better we use them. Curtis is pretty welcome with us. “
For an application already on Thursday in the derby against bath Home Nau it is probably early a little bit, because he should still only graduate from some training unities with the team. By the family day in coming Saturday, 28th December, 14 o'clock, against Heilbronn he could give his home debut.
Gedig is a left shooter and receives the number 29.