|InternationalA member of the German National Team from 1979 to 1993 ... He was a long-time captain of the German National Team ... Truntschka played at four Olympics and nine World and European Championships ... Named to the tournament All-Star Team at the World and European Championships in Vienna in 1987 ... Played at 1984 Canada Cup.
Career Truntschka is known as Germany's Wayne Gretzky ... As a youth growing up in the Bavarian town of Landshut, Truntschka was also a noted soccer midfielder ... Truntschka and Dieter Hegen have formed the top scoring tandem in the German Bundesliga for a decade ... In 1990, in a playoff game against Schwenningen, Truntschka had five goals and five assists ... He played 19 seasons with EV Landshut (1975 to 1979), Kolner EC (1979 to 1989), Dusseldorfer EG (1989 to 1992) and Hedos Munchen (1992 to 1994) and recorded 477 goals and 943 assists for 1,420 points in 858 games...He played on national championship teams in 1984, 1986 to 1988, and 1990 to 1994.