Swiss Prospect Overview

By Joeri Loonen

Prospects in Switzerland

Thomas Ziegler(Tampa Bay Lightning), forward

SC Bern 9 0 5 5 25

Sven Helfenstein (New York Rangers), forward

SC Bern 9 0 0 0 8

Reto von Arx (Chicago Blackhawks), forward

HC Davos 10 1 8 9 16

Michel Riesen (St.Louis Blues), forward

HC Davos 10 5 4 9 8

Beat Forster (Phoenix Coyotes), defenseman

HC Davos 0 0 0 0 0

Patrick Bärtschi (Pittsburgh Penguins), forward

Kloten Flyers 10 4 7 11 6

Severin Blindenbacher (Phoenix Coyotes), defenseman

Kloten Flyers 10 1 4 5 10

Emanuel Peter (Calgary Flames), forward

Kloten Flyers 10 0 2 2 10

Martin Höhener (Florida Panthers), defenseman

Kloten Flyers 10 0 0 0 4

Tobias Stephan (Dallas Stars), goaltender

Kloten Flyers 10 0 0 0 4 G.A.A. : 2.38

Adrian Wichser (Florida Panthers), forward

HC Lugano 9 2 3 5 0

Flavien Conne (Los Angeles Kings), forward

HC Lugano 9 1 3 4 2

Raffaele Sannitz (Columbus Blue Jackets), forward

HC Lugano 9 1 1 2 29

Thomas Nüssli (Vancouver Canucks), forward

SC Rapperswil-Jona 9 0 0 0 6

Prospects Abroad

Luca Cereda (Toronto Maple Leafs), forward

Luca Cereda has been assigned by Toronto to their farm team St. John’s Maple Leafs in the AHL.

Julien Vauclair (Ottawa Senators), defenseman

Julien Vauclair was one of the later cuts at the Ottawa Camp. He will play for Ottawa’s new AHL franchise Bingampton Steelers.

Goran Bezina (Phoenix Coyotes), defenseman

Bezina will start the season once again for the Springfield Falcons in the AHL. He and Michael Schutte were assigned to the AHL franchise and Martin Grenier and Dan Focht made it on the NHL team.

Martin Gerber (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), goaltender

Gerber was able to gain a roster spot in the NHL team and beat the likes of Ilya Bryzgalov who got sent to Cincinnati Mighty Ducks.

David Aebischer (Colorado Avalanche), goaltender

Aebischer secured his back-up spot behind Patrick Roy for the upcoming season on the Avalanche roster.

Timo Helbling (Nashville Predators), defenseman
Helbling will defend the colours of the Milwaukee Admirals in the AHL for the 2nd season in a row.

Daniel Manzato (Carolina Hurricanes), goaltender

Manzato remains playing in QMJHL with the Victoriaville Tigres in the upcoming season.