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Sven Bärtschi
Svenderson sven
Position Winger
Shoots Left
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Calgary Flames
Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
Born October 5 1992 (1992-10-05) (age 24),
Langenthal, Switzerland
NHL Draft 13th overall, 2011
Calgary Flames
Pro Career 2009 – present

Sven Bärtschi[1] (born October 5, 1992) is a Swiss ice hockey player who plays for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League (WHL). He played his first professional games in 2009 for SC Langenthal in the National League B before moving to North America to join Portland in the 2010–11 WHL season where he finished as the runner-up for the league's Rookie of the Year award. He is a prospect of the Calgary Flames, selected 13th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Bärtschi was the seventh pick overall in the June 2010 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.[2]Before he departed to North America in mid-2010, he played one winter for SC Langenthal in the Swiss National League B,[3] and the Swiss top-tier SC Bern tried to recruit him.[4] He also played on the Swiss under-18 national team in 2009 and 2010.[5] His father once played Swiss professional hockey.[3]

Bärtschi was born and raised in Langenthal, Switzerland.[6]

On July 5, 2011, Calgary Flames signed Bärtschi to his entry-level deal. 3 years @ $925,000 per season, average annual value of $1,450,000. [7]

He returned to Portland for the 2011–12 WHL season.[9] Bärtschi was among the league's leaders offensively, averaging 2.00 points per game (94 points in 47 games) and was named WHL player of the week three times.[10] His teammates named him Portland's most valuable player, and he was named to the WHL's Western Conference second all-star team.[11]

Due to a number of injuries in Calgary, the Flames recalled Bärtschi on an emergency basis on March 7. He made his NHL debut on March 9 in a 5–3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets[12] He scored his first goal two nights later against Matt Hackett of the Minnesota Wild. He appeared in a total of five NHL games and scored three goals before returning players necessitated his return to Portland.[14] Bärtschi was the top scorer of the 2012 WHL playoffs, recording 34 points in 22 games, to lead Portland to their second consecutive appearance in the league championship series.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 SC Langenthal NLB 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 SC Langenthal NLB 37 6 5 11 10
2010–11 Portland Winterhawks WHL 66 34 51 85 74 21 10 17 27 16
2011–12 Portland Winterhawks WHL 47 33 61 94 35 22 14 20 34 10
2011–12 Calgary Flames NHL 5 3 0 3 4
NHL totals 5 3 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0

Statistics complete to the end of the 2011-12 season.


Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM Team result
2009 Switzerland U18 6 1 2 3 2 8th place
2010 Switzerland U18 6 1 2 3 2 5th place
2011 Switzerland WJC 6 1 1 2 4 5th place
2012 Switzerland WJC 2 0 0 0 0 8th place
Junior totals 20 3 5 8 8



  1. last name sometimes spelled Baertschi
  2. (3 August 2010). Winterhawks sign Sven Bartschi, import draft pick, The Oregonian
  3. 3.0 3.1 (21 October 2010). Junger Langenthaler auf den Spuren Niederreiters, Berner Zeitung (in German)
  4. Germann, Daniel (5 December 2010). Das nächste Juwel, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German) (describing Bärtschi as the best rookie in the WHL, noting that SC Bern had tried to recruit him)
  5. Danzer, Paul (30 June 2010). Winterhawks hope they have unearthed another gem overseas, The Columbian
  6. Merk, Martin (1 February 2011). Switzerland’s next Nino? (English). IIHF. Retrieved on 1 May 2011.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Tim Erixon
Calgary Flames first round draft pick
Succeeded by
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