21 Facts About Marco Sturm


Marco Johann Sturm was born on September 8,1978 and is a German professional ice hockey coach and former winger who played in the National Hockey League and Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

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Marco Sturm signed with the Vancouver Canucks as an unrestricted free agent in July 2011, but was quickly traded to the Florida Panthers less than a month into the subsequent season.

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Marco Sturm was the most productive German player in the league until Leon Draisaitl surpassed him in 2021.

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Internationally, Marco Sturm competed for Germany in four IIHF World Championships, two Winter Olympics and one World Cup.

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Marco Sturm finished the season with 30 points over 74 games, ranking fifth in scoring among league rookies.

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Marco Sturm missed the final two games of the regular season, but returned in time for the 1999 playoffs.

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Marco Sturm added 2 goals and 4 points over 6 games as the Sharks were eliminated in the first round by the Colorado Avalanche.

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Marco Sturm helped the Sharks advance to the second round of the 2000 playoffs, defeating the St Louis Blues in seven games before being eliminated by the Stars.

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Marco Sturm's efforts helped the Sharks win the Pacific Division for the first time in team history.

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Marco Sturm recorded 38 points over 64 regular season games, then helped his team to the playoff semifinals.

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At the time of the trade, Marco Sturm had recorded 16 points in 23 games with the Sharks.

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Marco Sturm helped the Bruins return to the post-season as the eighth and last seed in the East, matched against the Montreal Canadiens in the first round.

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Marco Sturm helped the Bruins qualify for the playoffs, where they were eliminated in the second round once more.

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Marco Sturm became an unrestricted free agent in the off-season, and the Vancouver Canucks expressed interest in signing him.

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Marco Sturm consulted with countryman Christian Ehrhoff, who had played defence with Vancouver for two years before signing with the Buffalo Sabres that summer.

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The Canucks had been Stanley Cup finalists the previous season and Marco Sturm later explained he believed Vancouver was his "best chance" to win a championship.

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General manager Mike Gillis acknowledged the risk in signing Marco Sturm, given his two knee surgeries in the past three years.

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Marco Sturm announced his retirement from the game of ice hockey on January 27,2014.

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Marco Sturm was named head coach and general manager of the German national team on July 10,2015.

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At the 2017 IIHF World Championship, Marco Sturm led the team to another quarter final, falling short to Canada.

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Marco Sturm was credited with the progress of the German team, and for the willingness of the German NHL players to represent their country internationally.

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