Dennis Endras
Born (1985-07-14)July 14, 1985,
Immenstadt, FRG
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
167 lb (76 kg; 11 st 13 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
Minnesota Wild
HIFK (SM-Liiga)
Frankfurt Lions
Augsburger Panther
Ntl. team Flag of Germany.png Germany
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003–present

Dennis Endras (born 14 July 1985 in Immenstadt, Bavaria, West Germany) is a German professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing with HIFK of the SM-Liiga.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Endras began playing for EHC Bayreuth in the Oberliga, the third-tier of ice hockey in Germany, in 2003–04. He played for Bayreuth again in 2004–05, but also made his Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) debut that season with the Augsburger Panther. Over the next three seasons he spent time playing in the DEL and the 2nd Bundesliga for EV Landsberg, the Ravensburg Tower Stars, and the Frankfurt Lions.

He earned a permanent DEL position for the 2008–09 season with Augsburg, recording a 24–20–0 record.

Endras has played internationally for the German national team at the 2009 and 2010 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships and was selected for the 2010 Olympics.[1] At the 2010 World Championship, competed in Germany, Endras was named the tournament's most valuable player. He became the first German selected MVP of the tournament, and the first to appear on the tournament's All-Star team since 1987.[2]

In July of 2010, Endras signed a contract with the Minnesota Wild of the NHL.[3] It is believed he will spend the 2010–2011 season in Germany and play in the United States after that. There are rumors that he could appear in the 2010–11 season if Josh Harding is traded.[4] However, on September 25, 2011, the Wild placed Endras on waivers so they could assign him to start the season with the Houston Aeros of the AHL.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Germans enter Vancouver with a new look. (30 December 2009). Retrieved on 31 December 2009.
  2. Endras tournament MVP. IIHF (23 May 2010). Retrieved on 23 May 2010.
  3. Wild Signs German Goaltender, Endras. Minnesota Wild (7 July 2010). Retrieved on 8 July 2010.
  4. Wild Goalie Moves & If I'm Khudobin (7 July 2010). Retrieved on 8 July 2010.

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