Marco Sturm was the first German-born player to be taken in the first round of the NHL draft, going 21st overall to the San Jose Sharks in 1996. Averaging between 35-50 points a season, Marco enjoyed more than 7 years with the Sharks before being traded to the Boston Bruins during the 2005-2006 season. Relatively unknown to the Eastern Conference, Sturm immediately became a favorite of the loyal Boston fans due to his lightning speed, intense play and exciting goal celebrations. In 2015, Sturm was named head coach and general manager of the German National Hockey Team and was aprt of the 2018 silver medal Olympic team. Following the 2018 Olympics, Sturm was named assistant coach of the Los Angeles Kings.