Mats Grambusch

Date of birth: 04-11-1992
Hockeyclub: Rott-Weiss Koln / Germany National Hockey Team

Why and when did you decide to become a hockey player?
I was pretty much born into the hockey club due to my family. My dad used to play hockey himself and we always spend a lot of time in our club. So I kind of “had“ to play hockey.

Which qualities make you a good player?
I think I always find a good balance between enjoyment/fun and hard work/discipline. That guarantees my personal success. 

What is your favorite exercise during your training?
Goal shooting exercises.
What is your favorite hockey stick and why?
The Reece RX130 (good shape, good balance between “soft touch and big hit“).

From which hockey player did you learn the most?
Christopher Zeller.

Do you have rituals before an important game and what are they?
No, don’t have them.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love socializing with friends.

What is the most memorable moment in your career until now?
Olympic Bronze Medal.

Do you have any ideas about your life after hockey?
At the moment I’m studying economics and management in cologne. But I’m not 100% sure what I want to do after I finished. 

Which hockey player do you admire and why do you?
I always enjoyed playing with Christopher Zeller, cause I absolutely love the way he plays. Individual skills, speed, corners, shooting, passing, little give n go‘s. He is just “complete“, he can do it all. 

Can you compose your dream team for us?
No sorry. There are too many.

What would be your best advice for younger hockey players?
Enjoy the time as a hockey player, but work hard for your success, because success makes you happy!!!