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Flames sign Sven Baertschi

The Calgary Flames have signed 2011 first round draft pick Sven Baertschi

Tuesday, 05.07.2011 / 3:55 PM / News
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Flames sign Sven Baertschi
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today the signing of their 2011 first round pick Sven Baertschi.

"From an organizational perspective, it is important we demonstrate our commitment to our young prospects and Sven is one of our highest first round picks in many years,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “We saw no reason to delay getting him signed and we began discussing a contract with his agent immediately following the Draft. We reached an agreement today and are very pleased to welcome him to the Flames family."

Baertschi, a native of Langenthal, Switzerland, played in 66 games with the Portland Winterhawks (WHL) last season netting 34 goals and 51 assists for 85 points and was a +23 leading all WHL rookies in every offensive category. He also played in 21 post season games where he scored 10 goals, added 17 assists for 27 points which was the second highest goal, assist and point total on the team and tied him for second in WHL playoff scoring.

Contract terms: Three year entry level contract at $925,000 per season with a average annual value of $1,450,000.
 
#47 SVEN BAERTSCHI – LEFT WING

BORN:    Langenthal, SUI    
DATE:     October 5, 1992
HEIGHT:    5’11’’  WEIGHT:    185 lbs.
SHOOTS:    Left
HOW ACQUIRED: 1st round, 13th overall, in the 2011 Entry Draft


Season
 Club
 League
GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09
 Langenthal
 Swiss-B
1 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
2009-10
 Langenthal
 Swiss-B
37 6 5 11 10 - - - - -
2010-11
 Portland
 WHL
66 34 51 85 74 21 10 17 27 16
 
 TOTALS
 WHL
66 34 51 85 74 21 10 17 27 16
   
Swiss-B
38 6 5 11 10 - - - - -