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Austria Canada Adelbert St. John

a.k.a. "Del, Roland Saint John"
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Last added: Daniel Deschênes
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Connor McDavid 50 41 51 92
2. Leon Draisaitl 48 29 47 76
3. David Pastrnak 51 38 34 72
4. Nikita Kucherov 48 19 53 72
5. Tage Thompson 50 34 34 68
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
F
Age
Height
5'7" / 169 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
154 lbs / 70 kg
Shoots
-
Youth Team
-
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 13 5 18 - - |
1963-64 Austria OG 8 7 3 10 6 - |
1964-65 Austria WC B 6 4 3 7 4 - |
1965-66 Klagenfurter AC Austria 12 20 7 27 - - |
Austria WC B 7 5 2 7 20 - |
1966-67 Klagenfurter AC Austria - - - - - - |
1967-68 Klagenfurter AC Austria 8 15 9 24 - - |
Austria OG 5 2 4 6 4 - |
1968-69 Klagenfurter AC Austria - 23 10 33 - - |
Austria WC B 7 3 5 8 8 - |
1969-70 Klagenfurter AC Austria - 19 20 39 - - |
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 ECS Innsbruck Austria 28 19 16 35 - - |
1976-77 ECS Innsbruck Austria - - - - - - |
1977-78 ECS Innsbruck 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 ECS Innsbruck Austria Player-Coach
1976-77 ECS Innsbruck Austria Player-Coach
1977-78 ECS Innsbruck Austria Player-Coach
1978-79 Villacher SV Austria Player-Coach
1979-80 HC Salzburg Austria Asst. Coach
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Austria 14 59 99 73 172 2.92 8 - | 0
OG 2 13 9 7 16 1.23 10 - | 0
WC B 4 25 26 21 47 1.88 34 - | 0
WC C 1 5 13 5 18 3.60 - - | 0
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Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Erich Romauch (F) 1961-1971 9 Austria, Austria, EC-KAC
Dieter Kalt (F) 1961-1971 9 Austria, Austria, EC-KAC
Gerd Schager (D) 1961-1971 8 Austria, Austria, EC-KAC
Josef Puschnig (F) 1963-1971 8 Austria, Austria, EC-KAC
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for EC-KAC

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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