Engelbert Linder

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AustriaAustria  Engelbert Linder Ice hockey player
Date of birth July 18, 1962
place of birth Villach , Austria
Nickname Tap
size 190 cm
Weight 97 kg
position defender
number # 14
Shot hand Right
Career stations
1975-2001 EC VSV
2001-2003 EC Graz 99ers

Engelbert Linder (born July 18, 1962 in Villach , Carinthia ) is a former Austrian ice hockey player who played almost his entire career as a defender at EC VSV in the Austrian ice hockey league .


Engelbert Linder joined VSV in 1975 at the age of 13 as a striker before moving to the position of defender under player-coach Rick Cunningham. For the next 25 years, Linder was part of the club's top squad and played around 800 games, where he also accumulated over 1000 penalty minutes due to his physical style of play. In 1981, 1992, 1993 and 1999 he became Austrian champions with Villach , which were the first titles in the club's history. In the 1992 final he scored the decisive goal for the 3-2 victory over EC Graz . With 95 goals, he is ranked 18th on the eternal VSV goalscorer list.

According to his own statement, he came to 129 missions for the national team, taking part in several world championships, as well as the Olympic Games in 1994 and 1998. From 2001 to 2003 he played for the EC Graz 99ers before ending his career with the fourth division clubs Velden , Spittal and Gummern . After his active career, he worked as a trainer at ELV Zauchen and EC Spittal.

Achievements and Awards

  • 1981 Austrian champion with the EC VSV
  • 1992 Austrian champion with the EC VSV
  • 1993 Austrian champion with the EC VSV
  • 1999 Austrian champion with the EC VSV

ÖEL statistics

Seasons Games Gates Assists Points Penalty minutes
Main round 23 680 86 184 270 787
Playoffs 2 6th 1 2 3 37


Linder is the uncle of VSV defender Nico Brunner and Salzburg Eagles striker Nina Brunner.

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