German Top Scorer Was Once Declared a Wasted Talent

January 8th, 2010 by Martin Kluge Leave a reply »

When comes out with a cover story about a German hockey player, you would expect that NHL's plus-minus leader Christian Ehrhoff or Marco Sturm are of interest.

However, you have to cross the pond to come across another German player who has never been to North American ice.

Thomas Greilinger has an exceptional comeback history.

Considered as the hockey talent of the century in Germany, Greilinger wasted his talent and his career came to an early end. But after years of injury and overweight, the 28-year-old left wing is now the top scorer of the German major hockey league DEL.

"On the whole, they are right." Thomas Greilinger said about the detailed story of his life in a usual calm tone. Bob Wren, a former NHL player, informed his teammate about the surprise that he made it to "I had no idea," Greilinger said. "Nobody talked to me."

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