Renato Tosio

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Renato Tosio
Born (1964-11-16) November 16, 1964 (age 50)
Wil, SUI
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for SC Bern
EHC Chur
National team  Switzerland
Playing career 1980–2001

Renato Tosio (born November 16, 1964 in Wil, Switzerland) is a retired Swiss professional ice hockey goaltender. He is popular for his energetic style of play, for his sportsmanship and also for being a great entertainer and showman.

Playing career[edit]

Tosio began his professional career playing for EHC Chur, after playing in junior teams of the club since he was 8 years old. He stayed with Chur until the end of the 1986/87 season, twice winning the NLB championship and thus promoting to the NLA (in 1984 and 1986).

He then played 14 years for SC Bern, the first game on October 3, 1987 against EHC Biel and the final one on March 20, 2001 against HC Lugano.

He was Swiss Ice Hockey Champion for four times with SC Bern: 1989, 1991, 1992, 1997

His jersey number 31 has since been retired. Other retired numbers include 7 (Martin Rauch), 12 (Roland Dellsberger) and 16 (Sven Leuenberger). These numbers are inscribed on a huge banner below the roof of the PostFinance Arena, the home venue of the SC Bern.

Records[edit]

  • From February 23, 1985 to March 20, 2001 Tosio played 713 NL games in a row, without missing one due to illness or injury.

Career statistics[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO
1979-80 EHC Chur NLB 3 0 3 0 123 14 0
1981-82 EHC Chur NLB 21 12 6 3 1260 89 0
1982-83 EHC Chur NLB 37 26 9 2 2340 115 2
1983-84 EHC Chur NLB 42 28 11 3 2519 136 2
1984-85 EHC Chur NLA 35 3 30 2 1919 193 0
1985-86 EHC Chur NLB 41 21 13 7 2479 137 1
1986-87 EHC Chur NLA 36 10 24 2 2155 164 1
1987-88 SC Bern NLA 36 12 20 4 2158 147 1
1988-89 SC Bern NLA 47 32 11 4 2808 136 3
1989-90 SC Bern NLA 47 28 13 6 2826 142 3
1990-91 SC Bern NLA 46 37 3 6 2735 100 4
1991-92 SC Bern NLA 47 30 11 6 2789 118 6
1992-93 SC Bern NLA 41 22 15 4 2465 133 0
1993-94 SC Bern NLA 41 20 17 4 2498 115 2
1994-95 SC Bern NLA 42 21 18 3 2559 138 1
1995-96 SC Bern NLA 47 27 16 4 2840 126 2
1996-97 SC Bern NLA 59 38 19 2 3564 170 5
1997-98 SC Bern NLA 47 22 18 7 2864 152 2
1998-99 SC Bern NLA 51 24 22 5 3215 176 2
1999-00 SC Bern NLA 50 20 23 7 2850 149 1
2000-01 SC Bern NLA 54 26 19 9 3355 128 3
NLB Totals 144 87 321 42 8721 491 6
NLA Totals 726 372 279 75 43600 2287 36
NL Totals 870 459 321 90 52321 2778 42

International play[edit]

Renato Tosio played a total of 183 games for the Swiss national team, 145 on the ice and 38 as substitute goaltender.

He participated in the following tournaments:

  • 5 B World Championships: 1986, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1997
GP W L T GA SO
145 57 71 17 515 6

Tosio wore jersey number 28 in the national team.

Awards[edit]

Winner of the Jacques Plante Trophy: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1997

Swiss Hockey Award: 2003

References[edit]

  • Benoit, Pierre (2001). Renato Tosio – Einer für Alle. Mäder Offsetdruck. (ISBN 3-9521403-2-5).