|Born||October 31 1984,|
Plymouth, MN, USA
|5 ft 9 in (0 m)|
167 lb (76 kg; 11)
|Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers|
DEG Metro Stars
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Kaufmann, who is Jewish, was born in Plymouth, Minnesota and graduated from Robbinsdale Armstrong High School at Plymouth in 2004. His great-grandparents were murdered during the Holocaust. At the University of Minnesota, Kaufmann played on the Golden Gophers hockey team and studied accounting at the Carlson School of Management. Kaufmann was a Western Collegiate Hockey Association scholar-athlete pick all four years at Minnesota.
Kaufmann moved to Germany in 2008 and received German citizenship in order to play for the national team, DEG Metro Stars of Deutsche Eishockey Liga. He is among the top scorers in the league. Kaufmann admits that his teammates are very curious about him being Jewish and often ask him questions. Kaufmann told the UK's Daily Mail, "I didn't have to think hard about it. It is a great honour but it will also be a very emotional moment for me when I hear the national anthem played."
On February 16, 2012, Kaufmann agreed to leave DEG at seasons end and sign a two-year contract with fellow DEL club, Nürnberg Ice Tigers.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|2003–04||River City Lancers||USHL||60||20||30||50||33||3||0||2||2||2|
|2004–05||University of Minnesota||WCHA||29||7||6||13||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||University of Minnesota||WCHA||40||5||8||13||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of Minnesota||WCHA||32||11||6||17||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||University of Minnesota||WCHA||45||9||10||19||58||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||44||9||17||26||24||16||2||0||2||8|
|2009–10||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||56||11||23||34||30||3||0||1||1||4|
|2010–11||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||52||21||24||45||22||9||1||3||4||6|
|2011–12||DEG Metro Stars||DEL||52||19||23||42||42||7||6||5||11||6|
|2012–13||Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers||DEL||16||4||7||11||12||3||1||1||2||2|
International[edit | edit source]
|Senior int'l totals||7||0||1||1||4|
References[edit | edit source]
- (September/October 2011, accessed September 15, 2011) "Professional Hockey Review: 2010–11; European Hockey League". Jewish Sports Review 8 (87): 8–9. Retrieved on September 15, 2011.
- Hockey Profile: Evan Kaufmann. Minnesota Golden Gophers. Retrieved on February 18, 2012.
- Longman, Jere. "A Jewish Hockey Player at History’s Indelible Crossroad", February 19, 2012.
- Augustovitz, Roman (March 6, 2008). Gophers teammates reach fork in the road. Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Archived from the original on October 10, 2008.
- Roach and Kaufmann extend with Metro Stars (German). DEG Metro Stars (March 14, 2011). Retrieved on April 17, 2011.
- Allan Hall (February 8, 2012). yd Ice hockey star set to become one of handful of post-war Jews to represent Germany at international level. Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved on January 14, 2013.
- Kaufmann agrees to contract with Ice Tigers (German). Nürnberg Ice Tigers (February 16, 2012). Retrieved on February 16, 2012.
[edit | edit source]
- Evan Kaufmann's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
- Evan Kaufmann's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Minnesota Golden Gophers bio (2005)
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