Seidenberg Selected To Play For Germany At 2010 Winter Olympics
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Florida Panthers' Dennis Seidenberg (4), of Germany, celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues with teammates Gregory Campbell, center, and Bryan McCabe (24) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, in St. Louis. Florida won 4-0. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
SUNRISE, FL – Florida Panthers D Dennis Seidenberg was named to the German hockey team that will compete in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the 2010 Winter Olympics, in mid-February.
Seidenberg, 28, has represented Germany at both the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. The Schwenningen, Germany native has played in 335 games for Philadelphia (2002-06), Phoenix (2005-07), Carolina (2007-09) and Florida (2009-10), registering 93 points (15-83-98) and 140 PIM. He skated in his 300th NHL game on Oct. 12 at Tampa Bay and currently ranks tied for first in NHL with 119 blocked shots.
"The first time, I was still in Germany and was excited to play against the NHL," said Seidenberg. "Torino was hectic. I didn't get to experience anything except get used to the time change and play a hockey game."
On the international level, Seidenberg represented Germany at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, as well as playing for his native country at the World Championships (2008, 2002 & 2001).
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