| 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
185 lb (84 kg)
| NHL Team (P)|
| Calgary Flames|
Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
|Born|| October 5 1992,|
|NHL Draft|| 13th overall, 2011|
|Pro Career||2009 – present|
Sven Bärtschi (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.
Bärtschi was the seventh pick overall in the June 2010 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.Before he departed to North America in mid-2010, he played one winter for SC Langenthal in the Swiss National League B, and the Swiss top-tier SC Bern tried to recruit him. He also played on the Swiss under-18 national team in 2009 and 2010. His father once played Swiss professional hockey.
He returned to Portland for the 2011–12 WHL season. 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. His teammates named him Portland's most valuable player, and he was named to the WHL's Western Conference second all-star team.
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 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. 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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
Statistics complete to the end of the 2011-12 season.
- ↑ last name sometimes spelled Baertschi
- ↑ (3 August 2010). Winterhawks sign Sven Bartschi, import draft pick, The Oregonian
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 (21 October 2010). Junger Langenthaler auf den Spuren Niederreiters, Berner Zeitung (in German)
- ↑ 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)
- ↑ Danzer, Paul (30 June 2010). Winterhawks hope they have unearthed another gem overseas, The Columbian
- ↑ Merk, Martin (1 February 2011). Switzerland’s next Nino? (English). iihf.com. IIHF. Retrieved on 1 May 2011.
- ↑ http://flames.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=568569&navid=DL%7CCGY%7Chome
- Sven Bärtschi's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Sven Bärtschi's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
|Calgary Flames first round draft pick|
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