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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)
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.
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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL