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Kai Hospelt
Position Forward
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
187 lb (85 kg)
DEL Team
F. Teams
Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams
Cologne Sharks
Born August 23 1985 (1985-08-23) (age 31),
Köln, Germany
NHL Draft 216th overall, 2003
San Jose Sharks
Pro Career 2002 – present


Kai Hospelt (born 23 August, 1985 in Köln, Germany) is a German professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) and was a German Olympian at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.[1]

Playing careerEdit

Kai Hospelt's career started in 2002 in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga for his hometown Cologne Sharks (Kölner Haie). After his first year in the DEL he was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Hospelt never made it to the North American Sharks squad, but played for five more seasons in Cologne. After six total seasons with the Sharks, he moved onto the Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams where he still currently plays.

International careerEdit

Hospelt has represented Germany's national team on numerous occasions. Twice (in 2002 and 2003) he played for Team Germany in the IIHF World U18 Championships. Three times (in 2003, 2004, and 2005) he represented them in the World Junior Championships. Once (in 2009) he suited up for the national team in the World Championships, scoring one assist in six games. The largest honour cam one year later when he suited up in the Olympic Games in Vancouver in 2010 and score one assist in four games as Germany fell in the qualification round.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Kai Hospelt", vancouver2010.com, 23 February, 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-04-09. 

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