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LATEST | Former Canucks defenceman comes out of retirement after five years

Published April 26, 2023 at 7:51
BY COOPER GODIN

Former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Christian Ehrhoff is coming out of retirement after five years and has signed in the German Second Division, DEL2, with his former club, Krefeld Penguins.

Note: the following quote is translated from German.

"After careful consideration over the past few weeks, I have made the decision to return from retirement. After saying goodbye to Adrian Grygiel in the playoffs and the emotional games that I witnessed live here in the arena, my fire was reignited and I sought out a conversation with my family. After I received their "Go" I approached Peer Schopp and the sports management with my idea. We quickly agreed that despite all our convictions, we could only benefit from my comeback with hard work. I'm ready for that and I'm dying to be able to feel the unique Krefeld fans, the atmosphere of the Nord and the scenery in the hall on the ice again." Ehrhoff said.

Ehrhoff, 40, spent two seasons with the Canucks between 2009 and 2011, helping the team to the Stanley Cup Final in his last year with the organization, where they lost in seven games to the Boston Bruins.


During his time with the Canucks, Ehrhoff had 94 points (28 goals, 66 assists), 94 penalty minutes and was a plus-55 in 159 games. Meanwhile in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with Vancouver, Ehrhoff added 19 points in 35 games.

The Moers (Germany) native last played during the 2017-18 season where he suited up for Cologne in the DEL, recording 31 points in 52 games. He also played for Germany at the 2018 Winter Olympics, helping them take home the silver medal.

Source: Krefeld Penguins
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