Alumni Update: DEL Polar Bears sign Mathias Niederberger
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Polar bears Berlin have committed a new goalkeeper. The 21-year-old Mathias Niederberger comes from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL) to Berlin.
“Mathias is a great talent. He will provide us the necessary competition at the goalkeeper position, “says Managing Director Peter John Lee polar bears on the obligation of the native from Düsseldorf.
Mathias Niederberger was trained in youth Düsseldorf EC and played 16 years for the first time for the junior national team of the DEB. Prior to joining the Barrie Colts in the Canadian Ontario Hockey League (OHL), he was careful in the season 2010/11 eight times the box of DEG in the DEL. In 2013 he was then taken from the farm team of the Los Angeles Kings, the Manchester Monarchs, under contract and graduated in six games last season for Manchester as well as nine games for the Ontario Reign in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). Both the Manchester Monarchs and the team in Ontario belong to the organization of the LA Kings.
Jeff Tomlinson knows the son of former international defender Andreas Niederberger very well: “Mathias is a very hard-working and talented young goalkeeper. Every day he is working to get better. We are very happy that Mathias has opted for the polar bears to take the next step in its development. We will actively support him. “
The obligation of Mathias Niederberger means bidding farewell to Sebastian Elwing. “Due to an injury that Sebastian had suffered in January, the sequel is not sure of his career,” said Peter John Lee. “If he actually quit his active career, we support him in connection course for his future. With him, as with all. Once a polar bear, always a polar bear “