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Tobias Abstreiter
Born July 6, 1970,
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
F. teams
EV Landshut
Hedos München
Mad Dogs München
Kölner Haie
Kassel Huskies
Straubing Tigers
1. Eishockey-Liga
TSV Erding
Ntl. team Flag of Germany.png Germany
Playing career 1986–2008

Tobias Abstreiter (born on July 6, 1970 in Landshut) is a German retired professional center. He is currently the head coach of the German National Team II, the head coach of the German National Junior Team and the assistant coach of the German National U18 Team. He was introduced into the German Hockey Hall of Fame in the 2017-18 season.

Club career

Known as a reliable two-way player and face-off specialist, Abstreiter began his career with the EV Landshut of the Eishockey-Bundesliga in 1986-87.

In 1993, Abstreiter moved to the Hedos München of the Eishockey-Bundesliga.

Abstreiter then began the 1994-95 season with the Mad Dogs München (formerly Hedos München) of the DEL. He played there 27 games before moving to the Kölner Haie of the DEL. He finished there the season with 15 regular season games and 18 play-off games played. In this season, he became the DEL champion.

After that, Abstreiter continued with the Kölner Haie of the DEL for the next two seasons.

In the 1997-98 season played Abstreiter with the TSV Erding of the 1. Eishockey-Liga.

In 1998 - 2006, Abstreiter played with the Kassel Huskies of the DEL serving as the team's captain in 2000 - 2006. He played at the DEL All-Star Game in the 1999-00, 2001-02 and 2003-04 seasons.

Finally, in 2006 - 2008 played Abstreiter with the Straubing Tigers of the DEL.

International career

Abstreiter played with the West German National Junior Team at the 1987 European U18 Championship, 1988 European U18 Championship "Pool B" and at the 1988 and 1989 World Junior Championships.

Then he played with the German National Team at the 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 World Championships (having the best face-off percentage (71.93 %) among all players at the 2002 tournament), 2000 World Championship "Pool B" (winning there gold), 2002 Olympics and at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

As the coach, he represented Germany at the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 World Championships, 2020 and 2021 World Junior Championships and at the 2021 World U18 Championship.

Coach career

Role Team Years
Head coach Landshut Cannibals 2010 - 2011
Assistant coach Düsseldorfer EG 2014 - 2018
Assitant coach German National Team 2015 - 2019
Head coach Düsseldorfer EG 2018
Assitant coach Düsseldorfer EG 2018 - 2019
Head coach German National U19 Team 2019 - 2020
Head coach German National Junior Team 2019 - present
Head coach German National Team II 2020
Assistant coach German National U18 Team 2021 - present

External links

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