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Canucks sign Baertschi to two-year extension

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed forward Sven Baertschi to a two-year contract extension. The contract will carry a value of $1,700,000 in the first year and a value of $2,000,000 in the second year for an annual average value of $1,850,000.

Baertschi, 23, appeared in 69 games for the Canucks last season where he set career-highs in a number of categories including goals (15), assists (13), points (28), power play goals (2), power play points (7), game-winning goals (1) and shots (107). The 5-11, 189-pound forward has appeared in 138 regular season NHL games split between Vancouver and Calgary, collecting 58 points (25-33-58) and 40 penalty minutes.

A native of Bern, Switzerland, Baertschi was originally selected by Calgary in the first round, 13th overall, at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by Vancouver from the Calgary Flames in exchange for Vancouver’s second round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft on March 2, 2015.


Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2006-2007 SC Langenthal U17-Swiss-U17 13 15 23 38 16
2007-2008 SC Langenthal U17-Swiss-U17 17 16 22 38 22
2007-2008 SC Langenthal Jr.-Swiss-Jr. 18 3 3 6 4
2008-2009 SC Langenthal U17-Swiss-U17 3 4 4 8 0
2008-2009 SC Langenthal Jr.-Swiss-Jr. 37 21 32 53 40
2008-2009 SC Langenthal-Swiss-2 2 0 0 0 0
2009-2010 SC Langenthal Jr.-Swiss-Jr. 2 3 0 3 2
2009-2010 EV Zug Jr.-Swiss-Jr. 9 10 13 23 4
2009-2010 SC Langenthal-Swiss-2 37 6 6 12 8
2009-2010 Switzerland-WJ18-A 6 1 2 3 -3 2 1 0 0
2010-2011 Portland Winter Hawks-WHL 66 34 51 85 74
2011-2012 Flames 5 3 0 3 2 4 0 0 0 10 30.0
2011-2012 Portland Winterhawks-WHL 47 33 61 94 15 36 10 5
2012-2013 Flames 20 3 7 10 0 6 0 0 0 28 10.7
2012-2013 Abbotsford Heat-AHL 32 10 16 26 -1 16 3 0 1 80 12.5
2013-2014 Flames 26 2 9 11 -4 6 1 0 0 30 6.7
2013-2014 Abbotsford Heat-AHL 41 13 16 29 1 18 4 0 1 87 14.9
2013-2014 Switzerland-WC-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2013-2014 Sweden-WC-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2014-2015 Flames 15 0 4 4 -3 6 0 0 0 11 0.0
2014-2015 Canucks 3 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 4 50.0
2014-2015 Adirondack Flames-AHL 36 8 17 25 0 6 1 0 1 75 10.7
2014-2015 Utica Comets-AHL 15 7 8 15 6 4 3 0 0 38 18.4
2015-2016 Canucks 69 15 13 28 -14 14 2 0 1 108 13.9
NHL Totals 138 25 33 58 -19 40 3 0 1 191 13.1

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