Jaromir Blagr: The Hockey Blog

Check out more Alaska connections playing abroad

Many North American hockey players find gainful employment abroad -- former Alaska Aces captain Nick Mazzolini, for instance, is playing his second season in the DEL2 in Germany --- and the season is underway in many leagues across the pond.

So, let's take a quick spin through Germany (top two divisions only), France, Italy and Switzerland.

Here's some dudes playing on those circuits, and their connections to Alaska:

DEL (Germany)

Alder Mannheim -- Former Aces W Ryan MacMurchy, 4-1--5 in 4 games.

Dusseldorfer -- Former Aces and NHL W Chris Minard 1-0--1 in 4 games.

Eisbaren Berlin -- Former Aces C Julian Talbot (1-0--1 in 4 games) and former ACes G Kevin Nastiuk (no games yet).

Grizzlys Wolfsburg -- Former NHL W Tim Wallace of Anchorage, 0-0--0 in 2 games.

Red Bull Munchen -- Former Aces D Daryl Boyle, 0-2--2 in 4 games.

DEL2 (Germany)

Frankfurt -- Former Aces C Nick Mazzolini of Anchorage, 4-1--5 in 4 games.

Kaufbeuren -- Former UAA D Lee Baldwin, 0-1--1 in 4 games.


Amiens -- Former UAA C Paul Crowder, 1-0--1 in 3 games.

Angers -- Former UAA W Josh Lunden, 4-2--6 in 2 games; former UAF F Braden Walls, 2-0--2 in 2 games.

HCMAG -- Former Aces W Brandon Coccimiglio, 1-2--3 in 1 game.


Cortina -- Former UAA C-W-D Alex Gellert, 1-0--1 in 1 game -- listed as a D.

Rittner Buam -- Former Aces D Brad Cole, 0-0--0 in 1 game.


SCL Tigers -- Former UAA W Kevin Clark, 1-2--3 in 5 games.

Lausanne -- Former UAA C-W Eric Walsky of Anchorage, 0-1--1 in 1 game.