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Uwe Krupp
Uwe Krupp
Defenseman
(OO vay KROOP)
Number: 44
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 240
Shoots: Right
Born: Jun 24, 1965
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on July 7, 1998.
Drafted: BUF / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 11th (214th overall)
The 6-foot-6, 235-pound defenseman was a member of two German league championship teams with the Cologne Sharks (1984 and 1986) and also played for his country at the World Championships of 1986 in Moscow and 1990 in Bern.

Born in Cologne, Krupp was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 13th round, 214th overall in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, and improved rapidly to the point where he represented the Sabres in the 1991 All-Star game. He was traded to the New York Islanders in the fall of 1991, then to the Quebec Nordiques in the summer of 1994. The Nordiques became the Colorado Avalanche in 1995 and in the spring of 1996 Krupp's overtime goal, which earned the Colorado Avalanche a 1-0 win over the Florida Panthers and the 1996 Stanley Cup title, created more excitement in German hockey circles than any event since the West German national team won a bronze medal at the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck.

Despite his Stanley Cup success in the 1995-96 season, Krupp declined an invitation to play for Germany in the World Cup in the late summer of 1996, preferring to avoid further injury that would jeopardize him and the Avalanche in the 1996-97 season. In June of 1998 the Nashville Predators claimed Krupp in the 1998 Expansion Draft and only a few weeks later saw his rights traded to Detroit. Krupp represented his country at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, but arrived too late to help Germany make the medal round. Germany was forced to play in the preliminary round, and because the NHL schedule overlapped with that round he could not make it to Japan before the Germans had been upset 8-2 by Belarus.

Upon arriving in Detroit, Krupp went on to play a mere 22 games with the Wings before injuries sidelined him for the remainder of the 1998-99 season. Continuous back problems kept Krupp out of hockey for the next two seasons and he played only eight games with the Red Wings in 2001-02 capturing his second Stanley Cup before signing with the Atlanta Thrashers during the off season as an unrestricted free agent.

Krupp went on to play four games with the Thrashers before injuries forced him to retire from the game.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80