2015 NHL Draft: Malgin leads promising group of Swiss prospects

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Denis Malgin - Team Switzerland

Photo: ZSC Lions forward and 2015 prospect Denis Malgin has posted three assists in three assists in four games so far at the 2015 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

 

For the past couple of years, Switzerland‘s NHL Draft class of ’97 was called one of their most talented and deepest in years. Indeed, it might be one of the best in Swiss hockey history, with this class having the potential to surpass the previous record back in 2000 of six drafted players. Read more»

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

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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

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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

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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»

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