DEL 2013 Awards
Ladies and Gentleman, here is a recap of the DEL Awards given out for the 2012-13 Season. (Totallyserioussports.com version) Hamburg almost makes it a clean sweep, only missing the best goalie award.
Here are your Winners:
DEL-Spieler des Jahres (MVP) Paul Stacy
DEL-Verteidiger des Jahres (DEL Defenseman of the Year) Paul Stacy
DEL- Scoring Champion Paul Stacy
DEL- Playoff MVP Paul Stacy
Stacy turned in what may have been the best single season not just by a Defenseman in DEL history, but it may have been the best single season in DEL history. He set the single season goal mark by a DEL Defenseman with 60 goals and won the overall scoring title. He also led his team to the best record during the regular season, and finished off the season by winning the DEL Cup with Hamburg for 2013. He led Hamburg along the way with 15 goals in the playoffs including 3 game winners.
DEL-Rookie des Jahres (DEL Rookie of the Year) Mikhail Kupchik
Mikhail came from the Ukraine and in his rookie year on a pro level he flashed brilliance. Mikhail played far beyond his current 19 years of age, as he constantly dazzled Freezers fans. He finished second in the DEL with 25 goals, and easily led all rookies in scoring. He did this despite missing almost 6 weeks of the season due to injury. Kupchik also finished with a flare, leading The DEL with 23 points in the post season.
DEL-Torhüter des Jahres (DEL Goalkeeper of the Year) Rob Zepp
Zepp played on the highest of level consistently all season. While playing for Eisbaren Berlin, he recorded 27 wins and 5 shut outs with a 91% save percentage. He also showcased his talents and turned in a tiny 1.90 GAA. His backstopping made Berlin look really good, as he was able to lead them all the way to the DEL Finals. Despite coming up just a bit short Zepp can hang his head very high as he was constantly better than the other teams netminder night in and night out.
Del Champions 2013 Hamburg Freezers
Capping off a wonderful 2013 season, Hamburg takes home the gold. Best team in the regular season. Best team in the playoffs. This year the best team period.
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