Flames recall Sven Baertschi from Portland

Wednesday, 07.03.2012 / 1:44 PM / News
calgaryflames.com

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have called up forward Sven Baertschi on emergency recall from the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League.

“Sven had an impressive training camp with us this year and legitimately could have been part of our opening night roster,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “We elected to send him back to Portland prior to the start of the season because we did not project him spending the entire season in Calgary. In light of the way Sven has performed this season in the WHL, and given our current injury situation, we feel Sven is the right player to be recalled to Calgary at this time.”

Baertschi, a native of Langenthal, Switzerland, is coming off a week that saw him score eight goals and two assists for 10 points and a +4 rating in four games which earned him WHL Player of the Week honours for the third time this season. In 47 games this season, Baertschi has scored 33 goals along with 61 assists which puts him in the top ten scoring leaders in the WHL despite missing 19 games.

SVEN BAERTSCHI – LEFT WING

BORN: Langenthal, SUI DATE: October 5, 1992

HEIGHT: 5’10’’ WEIGHT: 186 lbs.

SHOOTS: Left

DRAFTED: 1st round (13th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft

      Regular Season Playoffs
 Season
 Team
 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 Winterhawks
 WHL
66 34 51 85 74 23 21 10 17 27 16
 2011-12
 Portland Winterhawks
 WHL
47 33 61 94 36 15