| Mathias Niederberger|
Ice hockey player
| November 26, 1992 (age 23)
Dusseldorf, Germany (1992-11-26) |
Dusseldorfer EG (DEL)
Mathias Niederberger is a German professional ice hockey Goaltender who currently plays for Düsseldorfer EG of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). His father Andreas Niederberger is a member of the German ice hockey Hall of Fame.
Coming through the youth ranks of Düsseldorfer EG, he made his debut in Germany's top flight Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) during the 2010-11 season. He joined EHC München of the DEL after two seasons of major junior hockey with the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). With NHL aspirations Niederberger was later granted a release from his contract with EHC, to sign a one-year American Hockey League contract with the Manchester Monarchs on July 19, 2013.
In his solitary North American season in 2013–14, Niederberger struggled to adapt and was also hampered by injury to appear in a limited 6 games with the Monarchs. At season's end he opted to return to Germany's top division, signing a multi-year contract to compete for a starting position with Eisbären Berlin on June 5, 2014. After spending the 2014-15 season with the Eisbären squad, seeing the ice in 12 DEL contests, Niederberger went back to Düsseldorfer EG on loan. He received 2015-16 DEL Goaltender of the Year honors.
In April 2016, he made his debut for the German national team.
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