Despite versatility, Sens' Schubert longs to be on the backline
Earning a spot on an NHL roster at any position is impressive, but when you can play forward and defense with equal precision, it puts you among some rare company.
Jim Roberts did it during 15 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens and St. Louis Blues and has five Stanley Cup rings to show for it. Marty McSorley performed at both positions during his 17 year NHL career, winning two Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers and sharing the NHL’s Plus-Minus Award with co-winner Theoren Fleury in 1991.
Christoph Schubert is the latest to perform the feat, but he would prefer to put the experiment to rest. It’s not that the career defenseman struggled during his 51 games on the Senators’ productive fourth line last season. Far from it. The 25-year old native of Munich, Germany, recorded career highs in goals (eight), assists (17) and points (25). He led the talent-laden Ottawa Senators with a plus-20 rating on the road and had four multi-point games.
“’Schubie’ brings great energy and he can skate and play physical,” says teammate Mike Fisher. “We were able ...
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(NHL.com - 23.Okt 2007)