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02-14-2013, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Puckway View Post
I didnīt follow that in the last years, so I gotta ask:

How many foreign players are allowed per team in the DEL?
And how many are allowed in Switzerland?

If I remember correctly that was one huge reason for bad youth development 10 years ago. I have the bad feeling it still is...
In the DEL every team can dress 10 imports per game. As if that wasn't too much allready, many North Americans can get a German passport easily, thus in reality the number of foreign-trained players is even higher.

If you look at the rosters at you can see players with dual nationalities.

Augsburg has only 2 German forwards, Ingolstadt only 6 German-trained skaters. These players usually make up the third and fourth lines.

In Switzerland I think there's just 4 imports per team

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