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Former 60 point scoring defenceman coming out of retirement

Published April 26, 2023 at 12:27
BY RYAN
Millions of players lace up their skates as a kid with the dreams of making it to the National Hockey League.

The very select few that make it all the way to the big leagues, have surpassed expectations and proven they are the best of the best. But even if you make it to the big leagues, staying in them is just as hard as making it to begin with. Every year there is new players trying to take your spot, so training, exercising and practice to be the best you can possibly be is essential.

When a player gets into this routine, hockey is all they know. For years they've had a schedule that they follow and when a player retires from the game, they are lost as the only life they've ever known is gone.

This player stepped away from the National Hockey League after the 2016 season, but over his career he suited up for 6 different teams, playing in 789 games, that player, is former 60 point scoring defenceman Christian Erhoff.


Erhoff was one win away from being a Stanley Cup Champion in 2011 when the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in game 7.

After leaving the NHL, Erhoff played 2 season in the DEL for Cologne Sharks, but called it a career in 2018.

Now, 5 years later, Erhoff is coming out of retirement to return to professional hockey:

Former NHLer Christian Ehrhoff is coming back to play in the second-tier German league for next year.

He hasn't played since 2018. The Sabres are still paying him $857,143 a season until 2028

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