Michel Riesen

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Michel Riesen
Riesen Michel-2011-01-15 EHCB vs Lakers.jpg
Born (1979-04-11) April 11, 1979 (age 35)
Oberbalm, SUI
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NLA team
Former teams
Rapperswil-Jona Lakers
NHL
Edmonton Oilers
NLA
EHC Biel
HC Davos
NHL Draft 14th overall, 1997
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1994–present

Michel Riesen (born April 11, 1979 in Oberbalm, Switzerland) is a former professional ice hockey winger who last played for the EHC Basel in the National League B.

Playing career[edit]

He was selected in the first round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, 14th overall, by the Edmonton Oilers.

Riesen was twice a member of Switzerland's World Junior team (1997, 1998) and a member of its World Championship team (1998). Riesen made his North American debut on the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs team in 1998–99. Riesen played three seasons in Hamilton with his best season being in 1999–00 when he registered 60 points (29G-31A).[1]

Riesen made his NHL debut in the 2000–01 season with the Oilers, playing in 12 games in what would be his only NHL season. On July 1, 2001, Riesen was traded from the Oilers, along with Doug Weight, to the St. Louis Blues for Marty Reasoner, Jochen Hecht and Jan Horacek. Riesen never played for the Blues, opting to head back to Switzerland for the 2001–02 season to rejoin HC Davos.[2]

In the 2006-07 season, Riesen was the top goal scorer in the NLA with 37 goals.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 EHC Biel NLA 12 0 2 2 0
1995–96 EHC Biel NLB 34 9 6 15 2 3 1 0 1 0
1996–97 EHC Biel NLB 38 16 16 32 49
1997–98 HC Davos NLA 32 16 9 25 8 18 5 5 10 4
1998–99 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 60 6 17 23 6 3 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 73 29 31 60 20 10 3 5 8 4
2000–01 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 69 26 28 54 14
2000–01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 12 0 1 1 4
2001–02 HC Davos NLA 35 12 12 24 28 16 7 8 15 52
2002–03 HC Davos NLA 44 17 17 34 30 17 3 6 9 8
2003–04 HC Davos NLA 47 16 13 29 14 6 1 2 3 4
2004–05 HC Davos NLA 44 18 14 32 8 15 3 3 6 6
2005–06 HC Davos NLA 39 17 12 29 18 15 9 3 12 8
2006–07 HC Davos NLA 44 37 14 51 70 15 5 4 9 37
2007–08 HC Davos NLA 39 13 17 30 18 11 6 3 9 8
2008–09 HC Davos NLA 50 24 17 41 32
2009-10 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 41 11 18 29 12 DNP
2010-11 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 46 9 10 19 16 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 12 0 1 1 4

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Preceded by
Matthieu Descoteaux
Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
1997
Succeeded by
Michael Henrich