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08-07-2012, 10:19 PM
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Dimitrakos only had a 25 game professional tryout with WBS. He underperformed so it wasn't extended, and he went back to Germany instead. Mannheim didn't re-sign him so he was a free agent this summer. Now he signed with Wolfsburg in the same league.

Originally Posted by wej20 View Post
Looks like he'll be playing for the hilariously named Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg in the DEL (top German league) next year.
The name comes from an old fan club called "Grizzly Adams". When the previous Wolfsburg team went bankrupt in the early 90s, these supporters kept operating the youth teams along with their own amateur team, and eventually the current club (EHC Wolfsburg) grew out of this and they kept the old nickname. For a club often derided for having no fans and tradition, it's a pretty cool story actually.

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