After 16 years, ten World Championships and the sensational Olympic Silver in Pyeongchang, Yannic Seidenberg ends his career in the German ice hockey team.
“The many beautiful memories of this time will accompany me my life,” said Seidenberg (38), which will continue to play in the German Ice Hockey League (DEL) for Red Bull Munich.
In the summer months, the father of three children wanted “even more about my family”. 173 times Seidenberg for Germany on the ice (17 goals, 36 templates), at the World Cup last year and winter games in Beijing he did not belong to the squad of the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB).
Association President Franz Reindl has “great understanding” for Seidenberg’s decision, he praised him as a “prime example of versatility, commitment, reliability and success”. Reindl hopes that Seidenberg the DEL remains for a long time – and actually the defender does not think about more than 1000 league games.
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“As long as the body participates” and he “continued fun in the matter,” he wanted to go on, Seidenberg said. With Munich he stands in the play-off quarter-final, with the club he had won his three titles in the DEL in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2018 he had been chosen to defend the year.