|InternationalOne of Germany's most talented juniors of the late 1980s ... Played at the 1986 and 1987 European Junior Championships ... Played in three World Junior Championships (1987-Pool B, 1988 and 1989) ... Helped his team to win the Pool B tournament in 1987, earning promotion to Pool A ... A veteran of the German National Team ... Saw action at the 1992 and 1994 Olympics and five World Championships ... In 1995-96, was a regular with the German National Team but did not participate in the 1996 World Championships due to an injury ... Scored one goal in four games at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey ... Played for the German team at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
Career Started his career in 1986-87 with Bad Tolz in the German second division recording 36 goals and 54 assists for 90 points in 40 games ... At 18, joined Koln and spent nine seasons with the club ... Two-time winner of the German championship, in 1988 and 1995 ... Starred in the 1995 playoffs, collecting eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points in 15 games ... Team leader ... Physical player ... Plays tough ... Had his best season with Koln in 1995-96, recording 19 goals and 45 assists for 64 points in 44 games ... Was second in scoring on Dusseldorf during the 1996-97 season.