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Uwe Krupp

Uwe Krupp  #44

Defenseman
NUMBER: 44 BIRTHDATE: June 24, 1965
HEIGHT: 6' 6" BIRTHPLACE: Cologne, Germany
WEIGHT: 240 DRAFTED: BUF / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 11th   (214th overall)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1991) Traded to NY Islanders by Buffalo with Pierre Turgeon, Benoit Hogue and Dave McLlwain for Pat LaFontaine, Randy Hillier, Randy Wood and NY Islanders' 4th round choice (Dean Melanson) in 1992 Entry Draft, October 25, 1991. Traded to Quebec by NY Islanders with NY Islanders' 1st round choice (Wade Belak) in 1994 Entry Draft for Ron Sutter and Quebec's 1st round choice (Brett Lindros) in 1994 Entry Draft, June 28, 1994. Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Claimed by Nashville from Colorado in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 7, 1998. Missed remainder of 1998-99 season and entire 1999-2000 and 2000-01 due to back injury suffered prior to game vs. Phoenix, December 19, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 19, 2002. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to back surgery, November 6, 2002. Officially announced retirement, April 27, 2003.
Quote of the Day

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic