The DEL is a 15-team professional league in Germany.
"We wish Cory the best of luck with Kassel. He is a wonderful friend
and a great person," said Hamline head coach Scott Bell. "The Hamline
hockey program was lucky to have Cory as part of our family for the past
Laylin was a four-year letter-winner as a forward with the University
of Minnesota Gophers. He played 170 games while scoring 107 points (58
goals, 49 assists) in his career as a Gopher. During the 1991-92 season,
Laylin won the Gophers’ Unsung Hero Award for his play.
In 1988, Laylin was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He then went
on to play 16 years of professional hockey in Europe in six different
countries, making the move to defenseman and playing his entire
professional career at that position.
Two of those seasons (2001-03) were spent in the DEL as a player.