|InternationalPlayed nine years for the German National Team ... Participated in three Olympics and seven World and European Championships ... Played in 114 games for the National Team.
Career De Raaf began playing hockey at 13 when the local newspaper announced the town of Neuss, on the Rhine River, was building a new skating club ... De Raaf was a soccer goalie and throughout childhood was too small to be out on the ice ... Between age 16 and 18 grew seven inches ... One of the most successful players in the history of German hockey ... De Raaf ranked as Germany's number-one goalie for many years ... He won four national titles with Kolner EC (1984, and 1986 to 1988) and five with Dusseldorfer EG (1990 to 1993 and 1996) ... Played for Dusseldorfer EG (1981 to 1983 and 1988 to 1996) and Kolner EC (1983 to 1988) ... He played in 699 games in 16 seasons in the Bundesliga.