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Sport: Stützle & Co .: DEB boss Reindl optimistic for NHL draft

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The German Ice Hockey Federation is convinced of the strong performance of German talents in this year's NHL draft.

Hat die NHL im Visier: Tim Stützle von den Adler Mannheim. © Photo: Michael Deines / dpa Has the NHL in his sights: Tim Stützle from the Adler Mannheim.

"I am absolutely certain that this will be the best result we have ever had," said DEB President Franz Reindl, referring to the breadth of German quality.

Mannheim's Tim Stützle, Munich's John-Jason Peterka and Berlin's Lukas Reichel are considered promising candidates for the talent draw of the world's strongest ice hockey league. "All three have great chances of being pulled up," said DEB sports director Stefan Schaidnagel. "We can be happy that we have these flagship products of the new generation."

The NHL draft was originally planned for the end of June. Due to the corona pandemic, the date has been postponed indefinitely. NHL top scorer Leon Draisaitl was selected by Edmonton Oilers in third place in the talent distribution in 2014 - and thus earlier than any German player before him. The 18-year-old Stützle has set himself the goal of at least setting Draisaitl's record.

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