Born December 15, 1980 (1980-12-15) (age 29),

Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakh SSR



6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)

Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
EIHL team Cardiff Devils
Ntl. team Israel
NHL Draft 67th overall, 2000

New Jersey Devils

Playing career 1999–present

Maxim "Max" Birbraer (born December 15, 1980, in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakh SSR) is a professional ice hockey player. He was the only Israeli national ever to be drafted by a NHL team when he was drafted 67th overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils. Despite this, he never played in the NHL, spending three season in their American Hockey League affiliate the Albany River Rats. In 2006, Birbraer signed with the Cardiff Devils of the Elite Ice Hockey League. In 2008, he signed for the Heilbronn Falcons in Germany's 2nd Bundesliga

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