• 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.
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
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.
— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the OT winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round