Eagles Secure Services From Markus Eisenschmid
Adler Mannheim Media Release (translated from German)
MANNHEIM, GERMANY — The Adler Mannheim have taken another attacker under contract. Markus Eisenschmid changes from the Laval Rocket in the AHL to the square city. The 23-year-old, who made his debut in the men’s national dress at the Euro Hockey Challenge on April 21, 2018 and finished eleventh with the DEB selection at the IIHF 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship in Denmark, signed with the Eagles a two-year contract.
“Markus is still at the beginning of his career,” says Adler CEO Daniel Hopp on the Ostallgäuer. “He combines a lot of talent with a great personality and is ready to evolve to take the next step in his career.”
Eisenschmid, a native of Marktoberdorf, went through the junior departments of the ESV Kaufbeuren before he ventured into North America in 2013 and joined the WHL team Medicine Hat Tigers. His strong performances in the Canadian Junior League gave the 1.85-meter and 88-pound offensive man in October 2015 an AHL contract with the St. John’s IceCaps, the former farm team of the Montreal Canadiens who had invited him to a summer training a few weeks earlier.
In January 2017, almost a year and a half later, Eisenschmid wrote a piece of ice hockey history. As the first German player ever, he received a two-way contract with the Canadiens. However, the jump to the NHL team was denied to the young attacker. Instead, Eisenschmid played in the past season for Laval, the new farm team of the 24-time Stanley Cup champion, and brought there in 57 AHL games on six goals and ten assists.
Eisenschmid: “I am glad about the chance to show myself to the Eagles, to improve myself and to help the team. Mannheim is one of the best locations in Germany and I can not wait to play in such a great setting.”