2015 WJC Preview: Switzerland looks to move beyond quarterfinals this year

by Rafik Soliman
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Denis Malgin - Team Switzerland

Photo: ZSC Lions forward and 2015 prospect Denis Malgin (R) has played in 19 games in Switzerland’s top league, the National League A, this season, scoring two goals and adding five assists (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

 

After a seventh place finish at the 2014 U20 World Junior Championship in Stockholm, Sweden, Switzerland enters the 2015 WJC looking to break finish among a top-six group that could be very difficult to crack. Read more»

First NHL Goal: Andrighetto scores Habs’ lone goal in loss

by Ken McKenna
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Sven Andrighetto - Montreal Canadiens

Photo: Montreal Canadiens rookie forward Sven Andrighetto (#58), shown here celebrating his first NHL goal, was a third round pick for the Canadiens at the 2013 NHL Draft (courtesy of Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

On another tough night during a tough stretch for the Montreal Canadiens, rookie forward Sven Andrighetto provided a more memorable moment as he netted his first NHL goal in his first NHL game in a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Dallas Stars. Read more»

(Video) First NHL Goal: Sharks’ Mueller banks first of career

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Mirco Mueller - San Jose Sharks

Photo: San Jose Sharks rookie defenseman Mirco Mueller (#41) is congratulated by his teammates after scoring his first career NHL goal on Thursday night (courtesy of Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

It may not have been one for the “Play of the Day”, but San Jose Sharks‘ rookie defenseman Mirco Mueller‘s first NHL goal still counts all the same. Mueller’s goal came in a losing effort, however, as the Sharks dropped a 4-3 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild. Read more»

2014-15 Switzerland Prospect Preview: Rod, Merzlikins best of National League A prospects

by Rafik Soliman
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Fabrice Herzog - Quebec Remparts

Photo: EV Zug forward and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Fabrice Herzog spent most of the 2013-14 season with the QMJHL’s Quebec Remparts (courtesy of Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

 

This past season, Switzerland witnessed a start-to-finish victory by the powerhouse ZSC Lions Zürich with most of the nation’s experts agreeing that the team, coached by former NHL head coach Marc Crawford, will most likely be able to repeat it’s championship run in 2014-15. Read more»

2014 NHL Draft Preview: Swiss prospects lack high-end talent of recent draft classes

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Luca Hischier - Team Switzerland

Photo: SC Bern forward and 2014 prospect Luca Hischier is the top Swiss prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft playing in Switzerland (courtesy of Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

The 2013-14 season was one where Switzerland made less noise than the year before, as it seemed like everything turned back to normal for Swiss Ice Hockey.

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