Former Owen Sound Plater Enters 8th Season In Austria

jeremy rebek vienna capitals erste bank eishockey liga austriaJeremy Rebek played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1993-94 to 1995-96 with the Owen Sound Platers. Rebek’s history as an offensive defenseman took root in his final season with the Platers when he contributed 69 points in 64 games with an additional 10 points in 6 playoff games. That season, Jeremy finished third in points on the Platers.

Four times in his professional hockey career, Jeremy produced over a point a game as a blueliner, twice with the Missouri River Otters of the United Hockey League and twice with Klagenfurt of Austria’s Erste Bank Eishockey Liga.

After graduating from the Ontario Hockey League, Rebek spent a mixed year between Laurentian University and teams in the German Oberliga and Austrian Bundesliga. 1997-98 found him back in North America playing in the ECHL with the Toledo Storm. Until the end of 2002-03, Jeremy spent time on several North American teams in the ECHL, UHL, IHL and AHL.

With the Missouri River Otters, Rebek was a first team all-star in 1999-00 and 2000-01 and was voted Defenseman of the Year in 2000-01. As Defenseman of the Year, Jeremy put in his best offensive season of his career with 89 points on 26 goals and 63 assists in 68 games.

In 2003-04, Rebek shifted continents and began playing in Austria. Jeremy has spent the past seven seasons in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga and has gained Austrian citizenship enabling him to represent Austria at IIHF international events. Rebek spent his first three seasons with the Graz 99ers, the following two with AC Klagenfurt and the latest two seasons with EC Salzburg Red Bulls. Jeremy enters the 2010-11 season as a member of the Vienna Capitals.

With Klagenfurt in 2007-08, Jeremy was the highest point-getter among defensemen. This past season, he was part of Salzburg’s championship team.

Rebek has represented Austria four times at the IIHF World Championships, 2006 to 2009. Austria competed in the Division I which is a level lower than that which Canada, USA, Russian and Sweden, etc. compete in. In 2006 and 2008, Austria won the gold medal. Both those tournaments saw Jeremy as the player with the best +/- and in 2006 he was voted the tournament’s best defenseman.

Check out Jeremy Rebek’s profile page on the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga’s official website.

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