LATEST | NHL Alumni Association makes an announcement regarding former Canuck Sven Baertschi

Published August 26, 2023 at 11:50
BY COOPER GODIN

It was rumoured earlier this month that former Vancouver Canucks forward Sven Baertschi was hanging up the skates and now it appears that it's official.

The NHL Alumni Association's X account made the following announcement this past week:

"Sven Baertschi has officially announced his retirement from the @NHL.

Sven was drafted 13th overall to the @NHLFlames in 2011. Since then, he's played in 292 regular-season games for the Flames, the @Canucks, and @GoldenKnights, and scored 138 points as a left winger.


Known in Calgary as «The Swiss Can't-Miss», Baertschi made his mark when he scored his first goal in a 4-3 victory over Minnesota just two days after his NHL debut.

Congratulations, Sven on a great career and welcome to the #NHLAlumni Association! 👏" The NHL Alumni Association said.

The Bern, Switzerland native spent the majority of his NHL career with the Vancouver, appearing in 225 games across parts of six seasons. In those 225 games, Baertschi had 110 points (58 goals, 52 assists), 56 penalty minutes and was a minus-22.

Internationally, Baertschi has represented Switzerland on a several occasions, with his last being at the 2014 World Championship where he only appeared in one game as the Swiss finished in 10th place.

To finish off his playing career, Baertschi returned to Switzerland and signed a contract with his hometown club, SC Bern.

From all of us at CanucksDaily, congratulations to Sven on a solid professional hockey career and all the best in retirement!

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