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Wolfgang Kromp
Position left winger /
defenceman
Shot left
Height
Weight
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
187 lb (85 kg)
Teams Villacher SV (EBEL)
Nationality Flag of Austria Austrian
Born September 17th 1970,
Villach, Austria
Pro Career 19882010

Wolfgang Kromp (b. September 17th 1970 in Villach, Austria) is a retired Austrian left winger and defenceman who spent his whole career, which spanned on 21 seasons, with his hometown club, Villacher SV.

Kromp began his pro career with VSV in 1988 with a humble 6 points (3 goals and as many assists) in 37 games. His numbers however increased much as time passed; during most of his career, Kromp averaged between 30 and 40 points per season, with a career-high in 2000-01, where he scored 32 goals and 69 points. It is a total of 333 goals that he scored in the league for Villach in his career, to which 368 assists are added for a total of 701 points in 950 games. His excellent play contributed to give Villach several titles of Austrian Champions, in 1992, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2006; actually, five of Villach's six championships happened during Kromp's career.

A solid skater, Kromp played 98 games for the Austrian National Team, scoring 12 goals and as many assists. He was selected to play in four World Championships (1993, 1994, 2000, 2001) as well as in two Olympic Games, in 1994 and 2002.

As with many players of his time, Kromp had to have a regular daytime job additionally to being a hockey player. Just like his longstanding teammate Günther Lanzinger, he was postman in the town of Villach. The two of them actually played over 20 seasons together in Villach and retired on the same day on May 19th 2010.

Career statisticsEdit

Those statistics may be incomplete or slightly unaccurate due to the fact that statistics compiled for the Austrian League before the 2003-04 season do not separate regular season totals from playoffs totals. If you have more accurate data, please edit this section.

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CAREER STATISTICS
Season Team League Regular season Playoffs
GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
1988-89 Villacher SV ÖEL 2 0 1 1 0          
1989-90 Villacher SV ÖEL 37 3 3 6 14          
1990 Austria U18 EJC B 7 3 1 4 34          
1990-91 Villacher SV ÖEL 42 4 10 14 -          
1991-92 Villacher SV ÖEL 42 10 18 28 12          
1992-93 Villacher SV ÖEL 54 14 20 34 -          
1993 Austria WC 6 0 0 0 2          
1993-94 Villacher SV ÖEL 29 2 5 7            
1994 Austria OLY 7 0 1 1 2          
1994 Austria WC 6 0 1 1 2          
1994-95 Villacher SV ÖEL 34 15 10 25            
1995-96 Villacher SV ÖEL 34 15 27 42 57          
1996-97 Villacher SV ÖEL 47 35 15 50 74          
1997-98 Villacher SV ÖEL 42 17 14 31 47          
1998 Austria OLY 4 1 0 1 4          
1998-99 Villacher SV ÖEL 56 22 25 47 42          
1999-00 Villacher SV ÖEL 15 11 9 20 6          
1999-00 Villacher SV IEL 33 17 17 34 50          
1999-00 Villacher SV EHL - 1 - - -          
2000 Austria WC 6 0 0 0 0          
2000-01 Villacher SV ÖEL 46 32 37 69 92          
2002 Austria WC 6 0 1 1 2          
2001-02 Villacher SV ÖEL 48 31 26 57 59          
2002 Austria OLY 4 0 1 1 4          
2002-03 Villacher SV ÖEL 49 22 20 42 20          
2003-04 Villacher SV ÖEL 46 23 17 40 51 8 3 4 7 4
2004-05 Villacher SV ÖEL 36 2 10 12 24          
2005-06 Villacher SV ÖEL 39 10 10 20 28 13 3 6 9 18
2006-07 Villacher SV ÖEL 34 8 17 25 18 8 2 4 6 4
2007-08 Villacher SV ÖEL 43 5 11 16 28 5 1 0 1 0
2008-09 Villacher SV ÖEL 39 2 10 12 24 2 0 0 0 0
2009-10 Villacher SV ÖEL 42 5 7 12 40 5 1 1 2 2

AchievementsEdit

Austrian Championships: 1992, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2006.

External links and sourcesEdit

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