Team Facts

2022-2023 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
Christian Elmose (G) 21 2001 6'1" 176 L 22/23
Mathias Seldrup (G) 25 1996 Herning, DEN 6'1" 205 L 22/23
DEFENSEMEN
Travis Brown (D) 28 1994 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 6'2" 196 L 22/23
Jannik Christensen (D) 30 1992 Esbjerg, DEN 6'1" 203 L 22/23
Simon Grønvaldt (D) 31 1991 Rødovre, DEN 6'2" 196 R 22/23
Jeff King (D) 26 1996 St. Clair, MI, USA 5'11" 172 R 22/23
Philip Larsen (D) 32 1989 Esbjerg, DEN 6'0" 181 R 22/23
Oscar Schulze (D) 21 2000 6'3" 220 L 22/23
Juuso Walli (D) 26 1996 Tampere, FIN 6'5" 247 L 22/23
FORWARDS
Rasmus Bjerrum (LW/RW) 30 1992 Esbjerg, DEN 5'10" 172 L 22/23
Grayson Downing (C/LW) 30 1992 Abbotsford, BC, CAN 6'0" 179 L 22/23
Andreas Grundtvig (LW/RW) 23 1999 Hørsholm, DEN 5'11" 183 L 22/23
Sune Hjulmand (C) 33 1989 Esbjerg, DEN 5'11" 187 R 22/23
Oliver Kjær (RW) 21 2000 Esbjerg, DEN 6'0" 185 L 22/23
Will Merchant (LW) 28 1994 Eagan, MN, USA 6'1" 190 L 22/23
#76 Henrik Mærsk (RW/LW) 25 1996 Esbjerg, DEN 6'0" 185 L 22/23
Søren Nielsen (C) 25 1996 Esbjerg, DEN 6'0" 176 L 22/23
Phillip Schultz (C/LW) 21 2000 Rødovre, DEN 6'0" 201 L 22/23
Position: G: 2, D: 7, F: 9 | Av Age: 26.44 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | Av Wt: 192 lbs | Compare with other teams
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Team Facts
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
  • Arena Name Granly Hockey Arena
  • Location Esbjerg
  • Capacity 4 200
  • Construction Year 1976
  • Secondary Arena Esbjerg Skøjtehal
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
07/04/2022
07/04/2022 Extension Grayson Downing (F)
07/04/2022 Confirmed Leaving Craig Puffer (F) Leaving for Nottingham Panthers
07/01/2022
07/01/2022 Extension Oscar Schulze (D)
06/29/2022
06/29/2022 Extension Henrik Mærsk (F)
06/20/2022
06/20/2022 Extension Søren Nielsen (F)
06/17/2022
06/17/2022 Confirmed Joining Will Merchant (F) Joining from Idaho Steelheads
06/16/2022
06/16/2022 Extension Jannik Christensen (D)
06/14/2022
06/14/2022 Confirmed Leaving Eamon McAdam (G) Leaving for Guildford Flames
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
Esbjerg
1993-1994 Denmark 18 14 3 1 - - 123 61 31 1.72 1 Final loss
1994-1995 Denmark 36 26 4 6 - - 218 109 42 1.17 2 Final loss
1995-1996 Denmark 36 26 5 5 - - 207 103 44 1.22 1 Champion
1996-1997 Denmark 27 17 1 9 - - 134 103 35 1.30 2 Final loss
1997-1998 Denmark 27 11 6 10 - - 109 97 28 1.04 5 Bronze game loss
1998-1999 Denmark 36 20 4 9 0 3 179 115 47 1.31 4 Bronze game win
1999-2000 Denmark 36 24 2 8 0 2 184 105 52 1.44 2 Bronze game win
2000-2001 Denmark 32 21 1 7 1 2 131 74 47 1.47 2 Bronze game win
2001-2002 Denmark 36 12 2 18 1 3 111 137 31 0.86 9 Did not make playoffs
Esbjerg Pirates
2002-2003 Denmark 28 11 - 12 2 3 83 89 40 1.43 4 Bronze game loss
Esbjerg Oilers
2003-2004 Denmark 36 20 - 10 5 1 147 107 71 1.97 2 Champion
2004-2005 Denmark 36 10 - 19 5 2 98 141 42 1.17 9 Did not make playoffs
EfB Ishockey
2005-2006 Denmark 36 9 - 19 5 3 94 118 40 1.11 8 Quarterfinal loss
2006-2007 Denmark 36 12 - 14 4 6 103 114 50 1.39 6 Bronze game loss
2007-2008 Denmark 45 14 - 22 3 6 139 158 54 1.20 9 Did not make playoffs
2008-2009 Denmark 36 13 - 18 2 3 111 141 46 1.28 7 -
Denmark 9 4 - 3 2 0 24 20 39 4.33 1 Quarterfinal loss
2009-2010 Denmark 36 12 - 11 4 9 89 82 53 1.47 4 Quarterfinal loss
2010-2011 Denmark 39 10 - 23 3 3 96 141 39 1.00 7 Did not make playoffs
2011-2012 Denmark 40 12 - 22 3 3 108 140 45 1.13 8 Quarterfinal loss
2012-2013 Denmark 40 14 - 17 5 4 112 123 56 1.40 6 Quarterfinal loss
Esbjerg Energy
2013-2014 Denmark 40 17 - 18 1 4 122 131 57 1.43 5 Quarterfinal loss
2014-2015 Denmark 36 15 - 13 6 2 146 125 59 1.64 5 Final loss
2015-2016 Denmark 45 22 - 14 7 2 148 104 82 1.82 3 Champion
2016-2017 Denmark 45 18 - 12 6 9 140 106 75 1.67 4 Champion
2017-2018 Denmark 50 23 - 16 6 5 151 130 86 1.72 4 Bronze game loss
2018-2019 Denmark 40 16 - 14 4 6 125 122 62 1.55 5 Quarterfinal loss
2019-2020 Denmark 48 22 - 26 4 8 128 142 70 1.46 6 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 Denmark 48 32 - 16 5 6 188 127 94 1.96 3 Semifinal loss
2021-2022 Denmark 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 9 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
Esbjerg
1969-1970 European Cup 2 0 0 2 - - 3 15 - - 15 16th final loss
1988-1989 European Cup 3 0 0 3 - - 6 33 0 0.00 4 -
1993-1994 European Cup 3 2 0 1 - - 29 15 4 1.33 2 Promoted
European Cup 3 0 1 2 - - 8 20 1 0.33 3 -
1997-1998 Continental Cup 3 0 1 2 - - 11 14 1 0.33 4 -
1998-1999 Continental Cup 3 1 0 2 - - 20 10 2 0.67 3 -
Esbjerg Oilers
2004-2005 Continental Cup 3 1 0 2 - - 7 7 2 0.67 3 -
Esbjerg Energy
2016-2017 Champions HL 4 0 - 2 1 1 10 22 3 0.75 3 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 Champions HL 6 0 - 6 0 0 7 31 0 0.00 4 Did not make playoffs
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Jordan Knackstedt (F) 2021-2022 Dresdner Eislöwen DEL2 51 24 52 76 35
2. Tyler Gron (F) 2021-2022 Hannover Scorpions Germany3 48 37 31 68 42
3. Justin Crandall (F) 2021-2022 Cardiff Devils EIHL 53 12 45 57 26
4. Jordan Smotherman (F) 2021-2022 Worcester Railers ECHL 61 30 22 52 32
5. Carson McMillan (F) 2021-2022 Löwen Frankfurt DEL2 52 24 26 50 28
6. Matthew Pistilli (F) 2021-2022 Mulhouse Ligue Magnus 44 14 35 49 24
7. Adam Cracknell (F) 2021-2022 Bakersfield Condors AHL 58 21 26 47 16
8. Zach Pochiro (F) 2021-2022 Fort Wayne Komets ECHL 39 16 27 43 52
9. Will Merchant (F) 2021-2022 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 48 19 17 36 28
10. Brady Shaw (F) 2021-2022 Fehérvár AV19 ICEHL 45 17 19 36 41
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Oleg Starkov (F) 315 248 272 520
2. Thomas Bjerrum (F) 529 242 221 441
3. Keld Bjerrum (F) 228 247 143 353
4. Thomas Kjøgx (F) 434 191 146 307
5. Andreas Andreasen (D) 639 58 239 297
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Oleg Starkov (F) 315 248 272 520
2. Keld Bjerrum (F) 228 247 143 353
3. Thomas Bjerrum (F) 529 242 221 441
4. Thomas Kjøgx (F) 434 191 146 307
5. Niels Schack (F) 225 183 78 237
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Oleg Starkov (F) 315 248 272 520
2. Andreas Andreasen (D) 639 58 239 297
3. Thomas Bjerrum (F) 529 242 221 441
4. Anatoli Chistyakov (F) 144 137 148 285
5. Søren Jensen (D) 627 81 147 228
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Kristoffer Frederiksen (D) 457 32 120 753
2. Søren Jensen (D) 627 81 228 702
3. Jannik Christensen (D) 446 21 93 658
4. Andreas Andreasen (D) 639 58 297 480
5. Niels Schack (F) 225 183 237 458
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Sune Hjulmand (F) 646 67 117 184
2. Andreas Andreasen (D) 639 58 239 297
3. Søren Jensen (D) 627 81 147 228
4. Thomas Bjerrum (F) 529 242 221 441
5. Kristoffer Frederiksen (D) 457 32 88 120
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Andrew Clark (F) 36 25 75 2.08
2. Søren Lauritsen (F) 17 20 35 2.06
3. Anatoli Chistyakov (F) 144 137 285 1.98
4. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 53 43 102 1.93
5. Alexei Salomatin (F) 42 32 79 1.88
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 1996-1997 Denmark 53 43 59 102 1.93 32
2. Jukka Vilander (F) 1995-1996 Denmark 44 46 43 89 2.02 4
3. Oleg Starkov (F) 1992-1993 Denmark 33 41 48 89 2.70 58
4. Anatoli Chistyakov (F) 1994-1995 Denmark 42 45 42 87 2.07 126
5. Jukka Vilander (F) 1996-1997 Denmark 50 36 49 85 1.70 22
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jukka Vilander (F) 1995-1996 Denmark 44 46 43 89 2.02 4
2. Anatoli Chistyakov (F) 1994-1995 Denmark 42 45 42 87 2.07 126
3. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 1996-1997 Denmark 53 43 59 102 1.93 32
4. Oleg Starkov (F) 1995-1996 Denmark 43 42 37 79 1.84 14
5. Oleg Starkov (F) 1992-1993 Denmark 33 41 48 89 2.70 58
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 1996-1997 Denmark 53 43 59 102 1.93 32
2. Kari Kanervo (F) 1995-1996 Denmark 39 26 56 82 2.10 94
3. Kari Kanervo (F) 1996-1997 Denmark 50 24 54 78 1.56 70
4. Andrew Clark (F) 2014-2015 Denmark 36 25 50 75 2.08 54
5. Jukka Vilander (F) 1996-1997 Denmark 50 36 49 85 1.70 22
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Mike Egener (D) 2011-2012 Denmark 33 1 9 10 0.30 235
2. Mike Dalhuisen (D) 2015-2016 Denmark 45 9 11 20 0.44 150
3. Scott Matzka (F) 2008-2009 Denmark 44 23 43 66 1.50 141
4. Leos Pipa (F) 2002-2003 Denmark 33 19 13 32 0.97 138
5. Rasmus Christensen (D) 2014-2015 Denmark 36 1 5 6 0.17 137
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'1" 192 lbs 26.44
2021-2022 6'0" 188 lbs 25.75
2020-2021 6'1" 192 lbs 25.56
2019-2020 6'1" 194 lbs 24.68
2018-2019 6'0" 191 lbs 25.07
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
- Established 1964 to replace Esbjerg Skøjte Klub from the 1940s.
- Part of Esbjerg forende Boldklubber since 06/07 named EfB Ishockey.
- Was from the 13/14 season no longer a part of Esbjerg forenede Boldklubber. A new team was formed and joined the league as Esbjerg Energy.