Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dale Krentz
Left-winger Dale Krentz played 30 games over three seasons with the Detroit Red Wings in the late 1980s. He was a solid college and minor pro player who took his game to Europe where he thrived.

Born in Steinbach, Manitoba, Krentz played three years at Michigan State from 1982 to 1985. In June 1985 he was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Red Wings. He was sent to the AHL's Adirondack Red Wings for the 1985-86 season where he enjoyed a solid year with 46 points. Krentz became a valuable member of the AHL club while spending brief periods with Detroit.

In 1987-88 he scored 82 points and was placed on the AHL second all-star team. Feeling that he needed a change of scenery, Krentz left for Germany where he played five years with the Alder Mannheim club and one last year with the Rosenheim Star Bulls before retiring in 1996.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Selkirk Steelers MJHL 48 37 69 106
1982-83 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 42 11 24 35 50
1983-84 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 44 12 20 32 34
1984-85 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 44 24 30 54 26
1985-86 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 79 19 27 46 27 13 2 6 8 9
1986-87 Detroit Red Wings NHL 8 0 0 0 0 -2
1986-87 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 71 32 39 71 68 11 3 4 7 10
1987-88 Detroit Red Wings NHL 6 2 0 2 5 +2 2 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 67 39 43 82 65 8 11 4 15 8
1988-89 Detroit Red Wings NHL 16 3 3 6 4 -3
1988-89 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 36 21 20 41 30
1989-90 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 74 38 50 88 36 6 2 3 5 11
1990-91 Mannheimer ERC Germany 44 28 29 57 24 3 1 0 1 2
1991-92 Mannheimer ERC Germany 44 25 30 55 24 7 1 2 3 6
1992-93 Mannheimer ERC Germany 43 20 21 41 48 8 4 1 5 6
1993-94 Mannheimer ERC Germany 44 22 22 44 53 4 2 1 3 8
1994-95 Adler Mannheim Germany 42 14 25 39 55 10 3 8 11 12
1995-96 Star Bulls Rosenheim Germany 49 24 29 53 62 4 0 1 1 6
NHL Totals 30 5 3 8 9 2 0 0 0 0


AHL Second All-Star Team (1988) Signed as a free agent by Detroit, June 5, 1985.
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