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Sven Baertschi
North American Skater
Portland, WHL
Final Rank:  7 Midterm Rank:  6
Position:  Left Wing Shoots:  Left
Height:  5' 10" Weight:  181
Born:  5 October 1992 Hometown:  Langenthal, CHE
Birthplace:  Bern, CHE
• In 2010-11, Baertschi led all Western Hockey League rookies in scoring with 85 points (34-51--85) in 66 games and was named the WHL’s Western Conference Rookie of the Year. In the 2011 WHL playoffs he ranked first among rookies and was tied for second overall with 27 points (10-17--27) in 21 games.

• He represented Team Switzerland at the 2011 World Junior Championships playing alongside Portland teammate and NY Islanders prospect Nino Niederreiter (5th overall by in 2010). Baertschi had a goal and an assist in helping Switzerland finish fifth.

• Baertschi is one of four Portland Winterhawks ranked by Central Scouting this season -- he is joined by defensemen Joe Morrow (No. 12 ranked) and Tyler Wotherspoon (No. 40 ranked) and regular linemate Ty Rattie (No. 17 ranked). In 2010, eight players were drafted from Portland.

• Prior to joining the WHL, Baertschi split the 2009-10 season between the Zug Under-20 team in the Swiss Elite Junior A League and Langenthal with the Swiss National League. Baertschi also represented his home country playing for Switzerland at the Under-18 World Championships in 2009 and 2010.

FAVORITES


NHL team: Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL player: Sidney Crosby
Shootout move: “Backhand five hole”
Goal celebration: “Nothing special, just a big smile”
Video game: NHL '10
Movie: Next Three Days
TV show: Tosh.O
Actor: Mark Wahlberg
Website: TSN.ca
Pump-up song: "Juicy" by Notorious B.I.G.
Restaurant: Cheesecake Factory
Sport (other than hockey): Golf and soccer
Breakfast food: Cream cheese bagel
Superhero: Batman

 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2009-2010
LANGENTHAL JR.
SWISS-JR. 2
37
6
5
11
10
2010-2011
PORTLAND
WHL
66
34
51
85
74