Best African-American/Canadian Player(s) of All-Time
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02-06-2013, 05:11 PM
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He was a German citizen since birth so he didn't need to apply. "Blood" is irrelevant here.
A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, Olaf Kolzig was raised in Canada, but the fact that he has never applied for Canadian citizenship works to his advantage. Instead, the 6-foot 3-inch, 225-pound goalie holds a German passport,
both parents are German
which qualifies him to play for that country's national team in international competition. Kolzig also says the German passport will make it easier for him to play in Europe when his NHL career is over.
It does matter.
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