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Oliver Setzinger
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Born July 11 1983 (1983-07-11) (age 34),
Horn, Austria
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
EBEL team
F. teams
Graz 99ers
Ilves Tampere
EHC Black Wings Linz
Lahti Pelicans
Vienna Capitals
HPK
Milwaukee Admirals
SCL Tigers
HC Davos
Lausanne HC
Genève-Servette HC
CSM Dunărea Galați
EC KAC
Ntl. team Flag of Austria Austria
NHL Draft 76th overall, 2001
Nashville Predators
Playing career 1999–present

Oliver Setzinger (born July 11, 1983 in Horn, Austria) is an Austrian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Graz 99ers in the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

Playing careerEdit

Setzinger was selected by the Nashville Predators in the 3rd round (76th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. After a short-lived experience in the AHL, he moved to Switzerland in 2007, where he played with HC Davos and SC Langnau Tigers in the Swiss National League A before signing a one-year contract with an option for two more seasons with Lausanne HC in National League B in 2010.[1]

He extended with Lausanne to a new three-year contract in December 2010. LHC and Setzinger went on to win the National League B title and to get promoted in April 2013, upsetting Langnau in the promotion-relegation game, after many unfruitful attempts including 2 promotion-relegation games lost to EHC Biel over 8 years spent playing in second division.[2] In the 2013–14 season, he tallied 34 points in 50 games[3] and contributed to LHC clinching a playoff spot in the Swiss elite league for the first time in the club's history.[4]

On July 11, 2014, Setzinger moved in a return to the Austrian Hockey League, signing with EC KAC of the EBEL.[5]

After two successful seasons in Klagenfurt, Setzinger left as a free agent in agreeing to a three-year deal with fellow Austrian club, Graz 99ers, on July 4, 2016.[6]

International playEdit

Setzinger took part in the 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Austria men's national ice hockey team as well as the 2002 and 2014 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and Sochi.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Setzinger moves to Switzerland" (in French). 20min.ch (2010-02-03). Retrieved on 2010-02-03.
  2. "Lausanne gain promotion" (in German). lematin.ch (2013-04-14). Retrieved on 2013-04-14.
  3. "Oliver setzinger player profile". planethockey.com (2014-04-01). Retrieved on 2014-04-01.
  4. "Lausanne face first playoff series in franchise history" (in German). 24heures.ch (2014-05-01). Retrieved on 2014-05-01.
  5. "Oliver Setzinger commits with KAC" (in German). EC KAC (2014-07-11). Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  6. "5 new 99ers" (in German). Graz 99ers (2016-07-04). Retrieved on 2016-07-04.
  7. "Oliver Setzinger player profile". eurohockey.com (2014-05-01). Retrieved on 2014-05-01.

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