Marco Sturm

Marco Johann Sturm ( born September 8, 1978 in Dingolfing ) is a former German professional ice hockey player who played more than 1000 games in the National Hockey League 1997-2012.

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Storm began his hockey career as one of the youngest ever used in the German Ice Hockey League players, the EV Landshut. There he was at the age of 18 years, already one of the top performers of the team. In two seasons DEL - generated storm 75 points in 93 games. After he has been selected in the NHL Entry Draft in 1996 by the San Jose Sharks in the first round of 21 place, he began at the start of the 1997/98 season in the National Hockey League to play. His first three goals in the best league in the world were all playing critical, which meant that he was appointed in November 1997 rookie of the month. Storm played first by the end of the season 2003/ 04 in San Jose and has developed over the seven seasons for performers and audience favorite. Three times achieved storm in a season 20 or more goals. He 2003/ 04 had his best season, but at the end of the regular season he was injured severely in the knee and missed the rest of the season.

After it became known that the season was 2004/ 05 is first placed, Storm returned to the DEL and signed a contract with ERC Ingolstadt. Due to the failure of the entire NHL season storm remained throughout the year in Germany and played it very successful. He played in the DEL All-Star Game on the part of the German national team and won with the Ingolstadt based the German Cup competition.

For the 2005/06 season storm was back for the Sharks on the ice. Since the team did not show the desired performance at the beginning of the season, he was transferred on 30 November 2005, together with defender Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau Center to the Boston Bruins. In return, the San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton received. In Boston, the German trumped up and closed his best NHL season with 59 points in 74 games from. Nevertheless, the Bruins missed a place in the playoffs. On 20 December 2006 it is the second time in his career, scoring a hat -trick. In the game against the Ottawa Senators, he scored the 1:0, 4:0 and 5:0. The first hat-trick he scored in 1998 when he was still playing for the San Jose Sharks. During the season 2006/ 07 there were rumors again and again that the Boston Bruins will be using it to transfer to another team, but a few days before the expiration of the transfer period in late February 2007 they agreed on a four-year contract that he held a total of 14 million U.S. dollar earned. The Bavarian-born paid back the trust of management, with good performances in the season 2007 /08. With 56 points scorer, he completed his best season since moving from San Jose to Boston and was with 27 goals most dangerous striker in the team. Thus storm expectantly went into the following season. After twelve games he failed early in the season because of a slight concussion, he was injured in his comeback in December so hard on his left knee that he had to mid-January 2009 undergoing surgery to restore the meniscus and cruciate ligament again. The successful engagement on January 13, was synonymous with the Saisonaus.

Shortly before the recovery of knee injury storm was transferred from the Bruins for future draft choice rights to the Los Angeles Kings. In season storm four goals and five assists for his team was in 17 games contribute. Nevertheless, he was set on 25 February 2011, the waiver list and taken only a day later by the Washington Capitals under contract. In 18 games with the Capitals storm collected a goal and six assists for seven points. In the playoffs this season shot storm in nine games a goal and setting up two more before. The Capitals were yet in the second round of the playoffs eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

In the free-agent phase after the NHL season 2010/11 Marco Sturm was taken on July 1, 2011 by the Vancouver Canucks for a year under contract. The contract was doped with 2.25 million U.S. dollars. 23 October 2011 it was announced that Marco Sturm along with Mikael Samuelsson against David Booth, Steven Reinprecht and a draft election law was transferred to the Florida Panthers. After the NHL season 2011/12 be expiring contract was not renewed. Early 2013 storm moved back into the DEL to the Cologne Sharks.

On January 27, 2014 storm announced the definitive end of his hockey career. His retirement he founded with motivation problems.


Sturm played his first international tournament for the national team in 1995., Where he ran, just as in 1996, at the Junior World Championship. For the A-team he played with the A- World Championships 1997, 2001 and 2008, and in the B- World Cup 2006., He had more appearances at four Olympic Games (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010), but it once without the use of time, and the World Cup of Hockey 2004.

Awards and achievements


Career Stats


Represented Germany at:

  • U18 European Junior Championships 1994
  • U20 Junior World Cup in 1995
  • U18 European Junior Championships 1995
  • U20 World Junior Championships 1996
  • U18 European Junior Championships 1996
  • World Cup 1997
  • 1998 Winter Olympics
  • World Cup 2001
  • 2002 Winter Olympics
  • World Cup of Hockey 2004
  • 2006 Winter Olympics
  • World Championship Division I 2006
  • World Championship 2008
  • 2010 Winter Olympics

( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )


In 2004 founded the Storm Marco Storm Foundation, which supports children with cancer through financial and in -kind donations. In addition, he also financed the medical center in his birthplace Dingolfing. To the construction of which his father Johann Sturm looked after in representation.