Swiss 2002 Draft Eligible Stats overview

By Joeri Loonen

More info on these players can be found on the Switzerland country page on Hockeysfuture.

Patrick Bärtschi F (EHC Kloten)

Regular Season: 25 4 4 8 8

Playoffs: 5 0 2 2 0

Comments: EHC Kloten finished 6th and beat #3 seeded team Fribourg-Gottéron in 5 games to advance to semi finals where they will meet #1 seed HC Davos. Today Bärtschi has extended his contract for 2 more seasons.

Lukas Baumgartner D (EHC Kloten)

Comments: Baumgartner played the whole season for the junior team in the Elite Junior A league. Statistics are not yet available to me, but will be posted as soon as possible. Kloten juniors will play a decisive third game later this week with the winner facing SC Bern juniors in the juniors final. In the quarter finals Kloten, who ended 2nd in the regular season, swept EHC Biel/Bienne.

Romano Lemm F (EHC Kloten)

Regular Season: 0 0 0 0 0

Playoffs: 5 1 0 1 0

Comments: Romano Lemm has been promoted from the Junior team where he played with Baumgartner to play for the big club in the playoffs where he has started every game as of yet. Lemm, as did Bärtschi, extended his contract for 2 further seasons and is now contracted to the team till 2004.

Tobias Stephan G (EHC Chur)

Regular Season: 23 0 0 0 2 3.32

Playouts: 5 0 0 0 0 3.52

Comments: Stephan who played well during the WJC for Switzerland has been doing a good job on the worst team in the league which finished last with a dismal 9-30-5 record. EHC Chur therefor was to play #9 HC Lausanne in the playouts (relegation series) and was beaten in 5. This means Chur will now face the loser of the other series (SC Langnau Tigers) in a best of 7. The losing team will face the winner of the Nationalliga B playoffs and will battle in a best of 7 for a spot in the Nationalliga A next season. It’s almost sure Tobias Stephan won’t play for EHC Chur any more next season as he is close to sign a contract at EHC Kloten (his former team where he played in the juniors before moving to EHC Chur this season).

Florian Blatter D (HC Davos)

Regular Season: 3 0 0 0 0

Playoffs: 0 0 0 0 0

Comments: Blatter mainly played for the junior squad of HC Davos this season. Davos, which is loaded with stars, and finished first in the regular season with a 28-4-12 record beat SC Bern in 6 in the first round of the playoffs and will now face EHC Kloten. In the meantime Blatter lost with the Davos juniors in the quarter finals of the junior playoffs to EV Zug juniors. Davos ended the regular season on the 6th spot.

Thomas Nüssli F (Rapperswil-Jona)

Regular Season (EV Zug): 19 2 1 3 8

Regular Season (EHC Basel/Kleinhüningen, Nat.Liga B) 15 3 1 70

Playouts (Rapperswil-Jona): 5 1 1 2 2

Comments: Nüssli played for three different teams. After a disappointing start at EV Zug he was sent to farm team EHC Basel/Kleinhüningen though after a good WJC he was recalled against his wish. As his contract was running out at the end of the season and a new deal was agreed with Rapperswil-Jona yet both teams decided to send Nüssli to Rapperswil-Jona immediately so he could play for them in the playouts. Rapperswil-Jona beat SC Langnau Tigers in 5 and secured their place in the Nationalliga A for next season.

Emanuel Peter F (EHC Kloten)

Regular Season: 39 1 7 8 14

Playoffs: 0 0 0 0 0

Comments: Peter has missed every playoff game as of far due to rib-injury

Cyrill Bühler F (EHC Kloten)

Regular Season: 1 0 0 2

Playoffs: 0 0 0 0

Comments: Bühler played the whole season on the EHC Kloten Junior team which are currently in the semi finals of the junior playoffs.

Matthias Schoder G (ZSC Lions)

Regular Season: 3 0 0 0 0 2.53

Regular Season (GCK/Lions, Nationalliga B): 30 0 1 6

Playoffs: 0 0 0 0 0

Playoffs (GCK/Lions, Nationalliga B): 2 0 0 0 0

Comments: Schoder split the season in the ZSC Lions Junior team as well as in their partnerteam GCK/Lions and with the big club. During the playoffs he was dressed 3 times but didn’t see any ice time for ZSC Lions that squared off with Ambri-Piotta and beat them in 6 to see them face their hatred rivals HC Lugano in the semi-finals