|International Played in the 1983 European Junior Championships and 1983 and 1985 World Junior Championships ... A regular with the German National Team since 1985 ... A veteran of international competition ... Played at the 1988 and 1994 Olympics and at seven World Championships ... Missed 1992 Albertville Olympics due to the birth of his first child ...Was not able to play for the German National Team at the 1996 World Championships due to an injury.
Career Spent his first professional season with Straubing in the German second division ... At 18, he was brought up to play with Rosenheim and went on to win the national title twice, in 1985 and 1989 ... An All-Star in 1988 ... Recovered from a career-threatening knee injury sustained in 1990 ... Joined Hedos Munchen in the summer of 1992 ... Won another German title with Munchen in 1993-94 ... Joined Landshut before the 1994-95 season ... In 1995-96, he played in his 13th season in the German League and helped Landshut finish fourth in the regular-season standings ... In 1996 and 1997, Landshut reached the playoff semifinals.