From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia
Dimitri Andreevich Pätzold (Template:Lang-ru; born February 3, 1983) is a Kazakh-born German professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Straubing Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He has also played in the Kontinental Hockey League. Due to his Russian German descent he also holds Russian citizenship.
Patzold was drafted 107th overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks. His previous professional teams include Kölner Haie, Adler Mannheim, the San Jose Sharks (with their AHL teams the Cleveland Barons and later the Worcester Sharks), ERC Ingolstadt and the Straubing Tigers. Dimitri also represented the Team Germany at the 2007, 2008, 2009 IIHF World Championship and the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.
After playing with the Straubing Tigers, Pätzold signed a contract with the Hannover Scorpions on April 12, 2011. With the forfeit of the Scorpions DEL license two years later, Pätzold join the newcoming Schwenninger Wild Wings to remain in the DEL on August 5, 2013.
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