North American Skater
Switzerland
SvenBaertschi
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 181
LAST CLUB TEAM: Portland, WHL
BIRTHDATE: 5 October 1992
MID RANK: 6
HOMETOWN: Langenthal, CHE
FINAL RANK: 7
BORN IN: 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