Medicine Hat, AB — Tigers alumni have been busy this playoff season as former forward Yannic Seidenberg captured the DEL League Championship last week playing for EHC Red Bull Munich. Seidenberg’s team only lost 2 games along the way to capturing their first ever title in the franchises 6 years of operation in the DEL league.
Last season EHC Munich were upset in the first round of the playoffs despite a solid 2nd place finish during the regular season. Seidenberg, who entered his third season with the Red Bull, recorded 16 points in 28 games this season and put up another 10 points in 14 playoff games.
Seidenberg, who is the brother to current NHLer and Boston Bruin Dennis Seidenberg, came over to play one season with the Tigers during the 2003-2004 season. Yannic finished with 66 points in 67 games, good for 5th best on the squad that won the WHL Championship. Yannic was a large contributor in the post season, playing in all 20 games, recording 19 points. At the Memorial Cup Seidenberg played in all 4 games, recording 5 points for the Tabbies.
Seidenberg is the highest producing import player in franchise history, finishing his career with a 0.98 points per game average (among players who played 60+ games).
After playing his one season in North America, Yannic went back to his native Germany to begin his professional career in the DEL League with the Cologne Sharks. Seidenberg has played for 4 different teams in the league. The championship victory is his first professional championship of his career.
Congratulations to Yannic on a great season!