Vasiljevs resigns with Krefeld
Latvian forward Herberts Vasiljevs has finally resigned with Krefeld Pinguine of DEL. The new contract is signed for the next three seasons.
Vasiljevs and Krefeld were negotiating for quite a long time, as Krefeld is not in the most healthy financial situation at this particular moment. Although Dinamo Riga is said to have offered Herberts more, he chose to stay in Germany.
34-year-old Vasiljevs has been one of the leading figures in Krefeld line-up for the past five seasons. Already for several seasons he is the captain of the club. He is also the all-time leading scorer of the team.
On December 15, 2006 Vasiljevs also set a new DEL record – in a game against respectable Frankfurt Lions he scored four goals and added four assists. Neither before nor later anyone has been able to score eight points in a single game.
Just before Herberts arrival in Krefeld, his father Haralds Vasiljevs was the team’s head coach, however the Vasiljevs family are not the only Latvian related to the club. Just after the Second World War, legendary Eriks Koneckis spent several season in Krefeld. At that time he was considered to be one of the best forwards in Europe. He has been inducted into the Krefeld Pinguine Hall of Fame.