Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dennis Seidenberg
Dennis Seidenberg was born July 18, 1981 in Schwenningen, West Germany. The sixth round, 172nd overall selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Seidenberg came to North America in 2002-03 after spending the previous year with Mannheim of Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

A sound defenseman, Seidenberg was a key player in Mannheim's title run in 2001 and was a member of Germany's World Championship team in both 2001 and 2002 while representing his homeland at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Over the course of the next two seasons, Seidenberg spent most of his time in the AHL with the Philadelphia Phantoms while seeing limited action with the parent club. Following a lock-out year in 2004-05, during which Seidenberg was a key player in helping the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms capture the Calder Cup title, the blueliner became a regular on the Flyers blueline in 2005-06 before subsequently being dealt to the Phoenix Coyotes in January 2006.

As a member of the Coyotes in the 2006-07 season, Siedenberg would suit up for 32 games before he was dealt to the Carolina Hurricanes for Kevyn Adams. In his first season in Carolina, Seidenberg suffered an ankle injury which left him out of 20 games.

Aside from the World Championships, Seidenberg has represented Germany in the 2006 Winter Olympics and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, Seidenberg was traded alongside Matt Bartowski to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Craig Weller, Byron Bitz and a second round draft choice.

In his first full season in Boston, Seidenberg would establish himself as one of the Bruins most trustworthy defenders.

In 2010-11, Seidenberg's strong play at both ends of the rink helped the Bruins achieve what no Boston club had since 1972; win the Stanley Cup.

After seven seasons with the Bruins, Seidenberg's time in the Bruins would come to an end. As an unrestricted free agent he signed with the New York Islanders prior to the 2016-17 season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Schwenninger ERC Amateure German-3 11 1 0 1 2
1998-99 Germany WJ18-A 4 0 0 0 2
1999-00 Mannheimer ERC Jr. Ger-Jr. 52 12 28 40 28
1999-00 Adler Mannheim Germany 3 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Germany WJC-B 5 0 0 0 0 +2
2000-01 Mannheimer ERC Jr. Ger-Jr. 9 3 8 11 20
2000-01 Adler Mannheim Germany 55 2 5 7 6 12 0 1 1 10
2000-01 Germany WJC-B 5 1 3 4 2 +5
2000-01 Germany WC-A 7 0 1 1 2 -1
2001-02 Adler Mannheim Germany 55 7 13 20 56 8 0 0 0 2
2001-02 Germany Olympics 7 1 1 2 8 +2
2001-02 Germany WC-A 7 1 2 3 8 -1
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 58 4 9 13 20 +8
2002-03 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 19 5 6 11 17 -7
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 5 0 0 0 2 -4 3 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 33 7 12 19 31 +11 9 2 2 4 4
2004-05 Germany W-Cup 4 0 0 0 0 -3
2004-05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 79 13 28 41 47 +18 18 2 8 10 19
2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 29 2 5 7 4 -4
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 34 1 10 11 14 -9
2005-06 Germany Olympics 5 0 0 0 6 -2
2006-07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 32 1 1 2 16 -4
2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 20 1 5 6 2 -12
2007-08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 47 0 15 15 18 +6
2007-08 Germany WC-A 6 0 0 0 14 -5
2008-09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 70 5 25 30 37 -9 16 1 5 6 16
2009-10 Florida Panthers NHL 62 2 21 23 33 -3
2009-10 Boston Bruins NHL 17 2 7 9 6 +9
2009-10 Germany Olympics 4 1 0 1 2 0
2010-11 Boston Bruins NHL 81 7 25 32 41 +3 25 1 10 11 31
2011-12 Boston Bruins NHL 80 5 18 23 39 +15 7 1 2 3 2
2012-13 Adler Mannheim Germany 26 2 18 20 20
2012-13 Boston Bruins NHL 46 4 13 17 10 +18 18 0 1 1 4
2013-14 Boston Bruins NHL 34 1 9 10 10 +11
2014-15 Boston Bruins NHL 82 3 11 14 34 -1
2015-16 Boston Bruins NHL 61 1 11 12 24 -1
2016-17 New York Islanders NHL 73 5 17 22 32 +25
2016-17 Germany WC-A 8 1 7 8 4 +1
NHL Totals 831 44 202 246 342 69 3 18 21 53


Missed majority of 2003-04 due to leg injury vs. Edmonton, January 10, 2004. Traded to Phoenix by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 4th round pick (later traded to NY Islanders - NY Islanders selected Tomas Marcinko) in 2006 NHL Draft for Petr Nedved and Phoenix's 4th round pick (Joonas Lehtivuori) in 2006 NHL Draft, January 20, 2006. Traded to Carolina by Phoenix for Kevyn Adams, January 8, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Florida, September 14, 2009. Traded to Boston by Florida with Matt Bartkowski for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller and Tampa Bay's 2nd round pick (previously acquired, Florida selected Alexander Petrovic) in 2010 NHL Draft, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Mannheim (Germany), September 21, 2012. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to knee (December 27, 2013 vs. Ottawa) and lower-body (January 17, 2014 at Chicago) injuries. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, September 28, 2016.
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