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Adelbert St. John a.k.a. "Adelbert Saint John"

Player Facts
  • Position
    F
  • Height
    5'7" / 169 cm
  • Weight
    154 lbs / 70 kg
  • Shoots
    -
  • Contract
    -
  • Highlights
    6-time Austrian Champion 6

Brother-in-law: Josef Puschnig

Team Staff profile of Adelbert St. John also available

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1961-62 Austria WC B 5 14 11 25 2 |
1962-63 Austria WC C 5 11 3 14 0 |
1963-64 Austria OG 8 7 3 10 6 |
1964-65 Austria WC B 6 4 1 5 4 |
1965-66 Klagenfurter AC Austria - - - - - |
Austria WC B 7 4 2 6 20 |
1966-67 Klagenfurter AC Austria - - - - - |
1967-68 Klagenfurter AC Austria - - - - - |
Austria OG 5 2 4 6 4 |
1968-69 Klagenfurter AC Austria - - - - - |
Austria WC B 7 3 5 8 8 |
1969-70 Klagenfurter AC Austria - - - - - |
1970-71 Klagenfurter AC Austria - - - - - |
1971-72 Did not play |
1972-73 HC Salzburg Austria - - - - - |
1973-74 HC Salzburg Austria - - - - - |
1974-75 HC Salzburg Austria - - - - - |
1975-76 Innsbrucker EV Austria - - - - - |
1976-77 Innsbrucker EV Austria - - - - - |
1977-78 Innsbrucker EV Austria - - - - - |
1978-79 Villacher SV Austria - - - - - |
1979-80 HC Salzburg Austria 11 3 11 14 8 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1968-69 Klagenfurter AC Austria Player-Coach
1969-70 Klagenfurter AC Austria Player-Coach
1970-71 Klagenfurter AC Austria Player-Coach
1972-73 HC Salzburg Austria Player-Coach
1973-74 HC Salzburg Austria Player-Coach
1974-75 HC Salzburg Austria Player-Coach
1975-76 Innsbrucker EV Austria Player-Coach
1976-77 Innsbrucker EV Austria Player-Coach
1977-78 Innsbrucker EV Austria Player-Coach
1978-79 Villacher SV Austria Player-Coach
1979-80 HC Salzburg Austria Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Austria 11 3 11 14 1.27 8 0 |
OG 13 9 7 16 1.23 10 |
WC B 25 25 19 44 1.76 34 0 |
WC C 5 11 3 14 2.80 0 0 |
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Klagenfurter AC

The Westlock, Alberta, native Adelbert 'Del' Saint John was the first Canadian hockey player to be naturalized in Austria in 1962. Back then, he led the Wiener EV to the Austrian championship title, which actually remained the last one for a team from the capital for 43 years. Also, he scored an incredible 25 points in 5 games for the Austrian national team at the WC B in Denver, Colorado.
'Del' John then joined the Klagenfurter AC, managing to win the championship title in every one of the first six seasons of the league which had been established in 1965. He was the league's topscorer in 65/66, 67/68 and 68/69 and also finished the seasons 65/66 and 67/68 as the player who scored the most goals. Over the course of the following years, Saint John acted as playing coach in Salzburg, Innsbruck and Villach, where he finished his active career at the age of 47(!). From 1965 to 1979, he played 284 league games in which he collected 352 points (203 goals, 149 assists) and 217 penalty minutes. Furthermore, he represented the Austrian national team in 59 international matches adding up to a stunning 85 points (52 goals, 33 assists).
(by Hannes Biedermann)

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