Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marco Sturm
Born in Dingolfing, Germany, Marco Sturm excelled with EV Landshut and was taken 21st overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. In 1997-98 he registered 30 points and played solid defensively as an NHL rookie.

A two-time member of Germany's World Junior team in 1995 and 1996, Sturm who is known as a fine playmaker and checker, has been an asset in all situations since his arrival in San Jose. Sturm uses his speed and overall instincts to create his scoring chances and has been one of the team's more durable and consistent players.

Recognized as one of the premier players to come out of Germany, Sturm represented his homeland at the World Championships in 1997 and 2001 and was a member of it's Olympic Team in 1998 and again in 2002.

In 2002-03, Sturm established a career high in goals (28) and points (48) in and was on his way to bettering those totals in 2003-04 before suffering a season ending ankle injury. A member of Germany's World Cup team in the summer of 2004, Sturm spent 2004-05 season in homeland due to the NHL lockout before returning to San Jose the following year.

After seven full seasons in San Jose, Sturm was dealt to the Boston Bruins in November of 2005 along with Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau for Joe Thornton.

On the international stage, Sturm has represented his nation at several World Championships, the World Cup of Hockey (2004), and three Winter Olympics (1998, 2002 and 2006).

Sturm's speed made him a great weapon in Boston. He consistenty posted season with 20+ goals and his tenacious forecheck made him difficult to play against. Sturm was named captain of the German Olympic team at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

On December 11, 2010, in an attempt to free cap space, the Bruins sent Sturm to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a conditional draft pick, but his time in California would be short-lived. He was waived by the Kings on February 24, 2011 and subsequently claimed by the Washington Capitals.

In the summer of 2011, Sturm was on the move again. This time, as an unrestricted free agent, he signed a deal with the Vancouver Canucks.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 EV Landshut Jr. Ger-Jr.
1993-94 Germany EJC-A 5 0 1 1 4
1994-95 EV Landshut Jr. Ger-Jr.
1994-95 Germany WJC-A 7 0 0 0 6
1994-95 Germany EJC-A 5 2 3 5 2
1995-96 EV Landshut Germany 47 12 20 32 50 11 1 3 4 18
1995-96 Germany WJC-A 6 4 6 10 51
1995-96 Germany EJC-A 5 5 6 11 8
1996-97 EV Landshut Germany 46 16 27 43 40 7 1 4 5 6
1996-97 Germany WC-A 8 1 1 2 4
1997-98 San Jose Sharks NHL 74 10 20 30 40 -2 2 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Germany Olympics 2 0 0 0 0
1998-99 San Jose Sharks NHL 78 16 22 38 52 +7 6 2 2 4 4
1999-00 San Jose Sharks NHL 74 12 15 27 22 +4 12 1 3 4 6
2000-01 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 14 18 32 28 +9 6 0 2 2 0
2000-01 Germany WC-A 7 4 1 5 26 +3
2001-02 San Jose Sharks NHL 77 21 20 41 32 +23 12 3 2 5 2
2001-02 Germany Olympics 5 0 1 1 0 -1
2002-03 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 28 20 48 16 +9
2003-04 San Jose Sharks NHL 64 21 20 41 36 0
2004-05 Germany W-Cup 4 2 0 2 0 -2
2004-05 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 45 22 16 38 56 11 3 4 7 12
2005-06 San Jose Sharks NHL 23 6 10 16 16 -8
2005-06 Boston Bruins NHL 51 23 20 43 32 +14
2005-06 Germany Olympics
2005-06 Germany WC-B 5 4 3 7 6 +4
2006-07 Boston Bruins NHL 76 27 17 44 46 -24
2007-08 Boston Bruins NHL 80 27 29 56 40 +11 7 2 2 4 6
2007-08 Germany WC-A 6 2 1 3 6 -3
2008-09 Boston Bruins NHL 19 7 6 13 8 +9
2009-10 Boston Bruins NHL 76 22 15 37 30 +14 7 0 0 0 4
2009-10 Germany Olympics 4 0 1 1 0 -2
2010-11 Los Angeles Kings NHL 17 4 5 9 17 +6
2010-11 Washington Capitals NHL 18 1 6 7 6 0 9 1 2 3 4
2011-12 Vancouver Canucks NHL 6 0 0 0 2 -5
2011-12 Florida Panthers NHL 42 3 2 5 23 -8 7 0 0 0 4
2012-13 Kolner Haie Germany 5 0 0 0 6 12 6 3 9 18
NHL Totals 938 242 245 487 446 68 9 13 22 30


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1999) Signed as a free agent by Ingolstadt (Germany), August 8, 2004. Traded to Boston by San Jose with Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau for Joe Thornton, November 30, 2005. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to knee injury vs. Toronto, December 18, 2008. Traded to Los Angeles by Boston for future considerations, December 11, 2010. Claimed on waivers by Washington from Los Angeles, February 26, 2011. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to knee injury in playoffs vs. Philadelphia, May 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 1, 2011. Traded to Florida by Vancouver with Mikael Samuelsson for David Booth, Steve Reinprecht and Vancouver's 3rd round pick (previously acquired, Vancouver selected Cole Cassels) in 2013 NHL Draft, October 22, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Koln (Germany), February 3, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, January 27, 2014.
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