Team Facts
Plays in Metal Ligaen Team colours Yellow + Blue + White Town Esbjerg, DEN Founded 1964

2017-2018 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#1 Frederik Dichow (G) Montréal Canadiens 21 2001 Vojens, DEN 6'5" 192 R
#95 Nicolaj Henriksen (G) 27 1995 Esbjerg, DEN 6'4" 203 L
#43 Mathias Seldrup (G) 26 1996 Herning, DEN 6'1" 205 L
DEFENSEMEN
#7 Phillip Bruggisser (D) 31 1991 Rødovre, DEN 6'0" 187 R
#3 Jannik Christensen (D) 30 1992 Esbjerg, DEN 6'1" 203 L
#4 Nick Crawford (D) 32 1990 Caledon, ON, CAN 6'1" 187 L
#93 Taylor Fleming (D) 29 1993 Waconia, MN, USA 5'11" 201 R
#40 Anders Koch (D) 25 1997 Esbjerg, DEN 6'2" 187 L
#2 Anders Krogsgaard (D) 26 1996 Esbjerg, DEN 6'1" 181 R
#5 Jonas Krogsgaard (D) 22 2000 Esbjerg, DEN 6'1" 159 R
#69 Jeppe Vinther (D) 26 1996 Frederikshavn, DEN 6'2" 183 L
FORWARDS
#48 Niklas Andersen (C/RW) 25 1997 Esbjerg, DEN 5'11" 190 L
#19 Justin Crandall (RW) 30 1992 Lakeville, MN, USA 5'11" 190 R
#91 Michael Fine (C) 31 1991 North York, ON, CAN 6'0" 201 L
#22 Andreas Grundtvig (LW/RW) 24 1999 Hørsholm, DEN 5'11" 183 L
#20 Sune Hjulmand (C) 33 1989 Esbjerg, DEN 5'11" 187 R
#6 Oliver Kjær (RW) 22 2000 Esbjerg, DEN 6'0" 185 L
#74 Alexis Loiseau (C) 29 1994 Havre-aux-Maisons, QC, CAN 6'1" 174 L
#54 Felix Maegaard Scheel (LW/RW) 30 1992 Virum, DEN 6'0" 196 L
#27 Carson McMillan (RW/C) 34 1988 Brandon, MB, CAN 6'1" 196 R
#81 Adam Miller (C) 38 1984 Livonia, MI, USA 6'1" 201 L
#76 Henrik Mærsk (RW/LW) 26 1996 Esbjerg, DEN 6'0" 185 L
#41 Esben Nielsen (LW) 36 1986 Esbjerg, DEN 5'7" 172 L
#91 Brock Nixon (LW/C) 35 1987 Russell, MB, CAN 6'0" 185 L
#23 Søren B. Pedersen (C) 31 1991 Esbjerg, DEN 6'2" 205 L
#5 Jonas Torbensen (RW/C) 21 2001 Esbjerg, DEN 6'1" 187 L
#9 Colin Vock (LW) 37 1985 Plymouth, MI, USA 5'11" 185 L
#65 Christian Wejse (C/LW) 24 1998 Esbjerg, DEN 6'1" 203 R
Position: G: 3, D: 8, F: 17 | Av Age: 23.98 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 189 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 19 players
5 players
4 players
Experience Esbjerg Energy: 4 855 GP
NHL: 16 GP
WC: 39 GP
OG: 3 GP
SHL: 15 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 382 GP
Liiga: 5 GP
AHL: 647 GP
DEL: 660 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Esbjerg II (Not Active (Denmark))
Esbjerg U17 (Denmark U17)
Esbjerg U20 (Denmark U20)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Granly Hockey Arena Location Esbjerg, DEN Capacity 4 100 Construction Year 1976 Secondary Arena Esbjerg Skøjtehal
Games
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
12/09/2022
12/09/2022 Confirmed Joining Cameron Brown (F) Joining from Angers
11/25/2022
11/25/2022 Confirmed Leaving Edgars Kulda (F) Leaving for HC Slavia Praha
09/22/2022
09/22/2022 Confirmed Joining Tuomas Vartiainen (F) Joining from KalPa
09/01/2022
09/01/2022 Confirmed Joining Casey Gilling (F) Joining from Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth
08/15/2022
08/15/2022 Confirmed Leaving Ryker Killins (D) Leaving for SC Riessersee
08/15/2022 Confirmed Joining Edgars Kulda (F) Joining from Zemgale
08/03/2022
08/03/2022 Confirmed Leaving Felix Maegaard Scheel (F) Leaving for Iserlohn Roosters
07/04/2022
07/04/2022 Extension Grayson Downing (F)
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
Esbjerg
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 48 16 - 15 6 7 152 150 73 1.52 5 Semifinal loss
2022-2023 Denmark 39 17 - 14 1 7 118 111 60 1.54 5 -
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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. Brady Shaw (F) 2022-2023 HC Innsbruck ICEHL 43 21 42 63 28
2. Kale Kerbashian (F) 2022-2023 HK Spisska Nova Ves Slovakia 72 30 30 60 16
3. Matthew Pistilli (F) 2022-2023 Hannover Indians Germany3 43 20 36 56 13
4. Eetu-Ville Arkiomaa (F) 2022-2023 Höchstadter EC Germany3 36 16 34 50 32
5. Felix Maegaard Scheel (F) 2022-2023 EHC Visp SL 40 16 33 49 39
6. Jesse Mychan (F) 2022-2023 Eston Ramblers SVHL 16 14 27 41 12
7. Kirill Starkov (F) 2022-2023 Château d'Oex SwissDiv2 18 19 20 39 4
8. Shawn O'Donnell (F) 2022-2023 EHC Freiburg DEL2 33 13 25 38 4
9. Jordan Knackstedt (F) 2022-2023 Dresdner Eislöwen DEL2 41 12 26 38 16
10. Adam Cracknell (F) 2022-2023 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 37 15 18 33 21
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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. Jannik Christensen (D) 464 22 97 703
3. Søren Jensen (D) 627 81 228 702
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) 678 69 118 187
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. Jannik Christensen (D) 464 22 75 97
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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 1.92
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 1.92 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 1.92 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 1.92 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 6'0" 187 lbs 25.72
2021-2022 6'0" 189 lbs 25.00
2020-2021 6'1" 192 lbs 25.11
2019-2020 6'1" 194 lbs 24.28
2018-2019 6'0" 191 lbs 24.71
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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.