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Marco Sturm

Marco Sturm  #16

Left Wing
NUMBER: 16 BIRTHDATE: September 8, 1978
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Dingolfing, Germany
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: SJS / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (21st overall)

2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
- Game 6: 2 takeaways in 12:49 TOI
- Game 5: 2 PIM and 1 shot in 8:41 TOI
- Game 4: 3 hits in 11:03 TOI
- Game 3: 2 blocked shots in 12:07 TOI
- Game 2: 2 hits in 12:06 TOI
- Game 1: 3 hits and 2 shots in 11:44 TOI

2011-12 Regular-Season Highlights:
- Leads all German-born NHL players in games played (938), goals (242) and points (487)
- Currently 47th among active players for most NHL games played
(1-1-2) 4/3 vs. WPG
Missed 12 games (lower body) 2/3-2/26
- Underwent minor knee surgery 2/6
Missed 14 games (upper body, 12/22-1/24)
- Became the first German-born player to reach 900 games played 10/31 vs. WPG
- Acquired by Florida along with RW Mikael Samuelsson from Vancouver in exchange for RW David Booth, C Steven Reinprecht and a third-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft (previously acquired from Vancouver in Feb. 2011 along with D Evan Oberg and LW Chris Higgins) on 10/22

Played in NHL All-Star Game (1999) Signed as a free agent by Ingolstadt (Germany), August 8, 2004. Traded to Boston by San Jose with Brad Stuart and Wayne Primeau for Joe Thornton, November 30, 2005. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to knee injury vs. Toronto, December 18, 2008. Traded to Los Angeles by Boston for future considerations, December 11, 2010. Claimed on waivers by Washington from Los Angeles, February 26, 2011. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to knee injury in playoffs vs. Philadelphia, May 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 1, 2011. Traded to Florida by Vancouver with Mikael Samuelsson for David Booth, Steve Reinprecht and Vancouver's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Vancouver selected Cole Cassels) in 2013 Entry Draft, October 22, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Koln (Germany), February 3, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, January 27, 2014.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares