The Surrey Eagles hockey club is pleased to announce that Colten Teubert has been added to the team’s player development staff. Teubert will immediately begin assisting with the Eagles minor hockey development program, and will also act as a team advisor.
A White Rock native, Teubert was drafted 13th overall in the 2008 NHL entry draft by the Los Angeles Kings. He would go on to play over 400 games of professional hockey, including 24 with the Edmonton Oilers in 2011-12.
Having recently retired from the game after spending the last five years in Germany, Teubert felt it was important to begin giving back to the game that gave him so much.
“I left the game pretty abruptly. It was definitely not how I envisioned my career playing out,” Teubert told SurreyEagles.ca. “This is an opportunity to get back in the rink, back around the game again. I just love being around kids. I’m a father myself, and teaching the kids everything I know – what not to do and what to do is something that I think is important. I’d be doing hockey a disservice if I wasn’t able to give something back to the game after I played.”
At 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, Teubert was known as a physically dominant defenceman during his playing days. He suited up for four seasons with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League, and would win both silver and gold with Team Canada at the World Juniors in 2008 and 2009.
With that amount of experience, he not only brings first-hand expertise to younger players on the ice, but players off the ice who are faced with tough decisions about how to take the next step in their hockey careers.
“With my nine years of pro experience, getting to the top level of the game – I think I bring a wealth of knowledge. Whether that’s helping a kid make a decision, or working defensive skills with them, or really working on anything. I’ve always felt like I’m a jack of all trades.”
“The Eagles have opened up and have given me an opportunity, and I can’t help but feel pretty grateful for that. I’m really excited for what the future holds. I’m happy to get started.”