Tobias Rieder

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Tobias Rieder
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Rieder with Germany in 2017
Born (1993-01-10) 10 January 1993 (age 30)
Landshut, Germany
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
SHL team
Former teams
Växjö Lakers
Arizona Coyotes
Los Angeles Kings
Edmonton Oilers
Calgary Flames
Buffalo Sabres
National teamFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
NHL Draft 114th overall, 2011
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2009present

Tobias Rieder (born 10 January 1993) is a German professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). Rieder was originally selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fourth round, 114th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, and made his NHL debut in 2014–15 with the Arizona Coyotes. He has also previously played with the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres.


Playing career

Having been drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft on 29 March 2013, Rieder's playing rights were traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Kale Kessy. [1] At the conclusion of his major junior career in the 2012–13 season with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), on 15 April 2013, Rieder signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Phoenix. [2]

In the 2014–15 season, his second professional campaign in North America, Rieder received his first NHL recall by the Coyotes from the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Portland Pirates, on 2 November 2014. That same day, he scored his first NHL goal, the game-winner for the Coyotes. [3]

On 1 December 2014, Rieder set an NHL record for a first-year player by scoring two shorthanded goals 58 seconds apart during the same penalty kill in a 5–2 win against the Edmonton Oilers. [4]

On 21 February 2018, during the 2017–18 season, Rieder (along with goaltender Scott Wedgewood) was traded to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for goaltender Darcy Kuemper. [5] In the final stretch of the regular season, Rieder appeared in 20 games with the Kings, scoring four goals and six points. He made his Stanley Cup playoff debut in Los Angeles' first-round sweep to the Vegas Golden Knights.

On 1 July 2018, as a free agent, Rieder returned to the Edmonton Oilers organization after signing a one-year, $2 million contract. [6] Signing with the Oilers with the lofty ambition to play alongside countryman Leon Draisaitl, Rieder was unable to contribute early in the 2018–19 season, finding himself in a bottom six checking-line role. Failing to register a goal with the Oilers after 60 games, Rieder was singled out publicly by Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson, stating their intention not to sign him after the season, on which Nicholson later apologized. [7] Rieder completed the season with a career-low 11 assists in 67 games.

On 25 June 2019, Rieder was not tendered a qualifying offer from the Oilers, releasing him as a free agent. [8] On 4 September 2019, Rieder was invited to a professional tryout agreement with the Calgary Flames. On 27 September 2019, after a successful pre-season, he was signed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Flames. [9]

On 16 August 2020, Rieder scored his third shorthanded goal of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs in Game 4 against the Dallas Stars, tying an NHL record for most shorthanded goals in one playoff season. Rieder joins the list alongside Derek Sanderson, Bill Barber, Lorne Henning, Wayne Gretzky, Wayne Presley, and Todd Marchant. [10] He finished with 5 points in 10 post-season games.

As a free agent from the Flames, Rieder was signed by the Buffalo Sabres on a one-year, $700,000 contract on 9 October 2020. [11]

Leaving the Sabres at the conclusion of his contract, as a free agent approaching the 2021–22 season, Rieder accepted an invitation to attend the Anaheim Ducks training camp on a Professional Try-out basis on 15 September 2021. [12]

International play

Rieder was named to the Germany men's national ice hockey team and made his senior debut at the 2014 IIHF World Championship. [13]

On 25 January 2022, Rieder was selected to play for Team Germany at the 2022 Winter Olympics. [14]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

   Regular season   Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2008–09 Landshut Cannibals DNL 36272451189681410
2009–10Landshut CannibalsDNL56392545162
2009–10Landshut Cannibals 2.GBun 451013232860000
2010–11 Kitchener Rangers OHL 652326493570224
2011–12 Kitchener RangersOHL6042428425161314274
2012–13 Kitchener RangersOHL52272956129210124
2013–14 Portland Pirates AHL 6428204810
2014–15 Portland PiratesAHL94150
2014–15 Arizona Coyotes NHL 721382114
2015–16 Arizona CoyotesNHL8214233710
2016–17 Arizona CoyotesNHL801618346
2017–18 Arizona CoyotesNHL58811196
2017–18 Los Angeles Kings NHL20426040000
2018–19 Edmonton Oilers NHL67011118
2019–20 Calgary Flames NHL5546106103250
2020–21 Buffalo Sabres NHL445272
2021–22 Växjö Lakers SHL 36111122440000
NHL totals478648114552143250


YearTeamEventResult GPGAPtsPIM
2009 Germany U17 6th50000
2009 Germany WJC18 10th61348
2010 Germany WJC D1 11th54260
2010 GermanyWJC18 D111th561712
2011 GermanyWJC10th61120
2011 GermanyWJC186th33030
2012 GermanyWJC D1A11th558134
2013 GermanyWJC9th63250
2014 Germany WC 14th71010
2015 GermanyWC10th70330
2016 GermanyWC7th41120
2016 Germany OGQ Q31230
2016 Team Europe WCH Silver medal icon.svg60110
2021 GermanyWC4th101342
2022 GermanyOG10th41120
Junior totals4123174024
Senior totals44611172

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