HC Davos

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HC Davos
2019–20 NL season
HC Davos logo.svg
CityDavos, Switzerland
LeagueNational League
Founded1921
Home arenaVaillant Arena
Colors         
General managerRaeto Raffainer
Head coachChristian Wohlwend
CaptainAndres Ambühl
Websitewww.hcd.ch

Hockey Club Davos is a professional Swiss ice hockey club based in Davos, Switzerland. Davos plays in the National League (NL). The team is usually a strong force in the league and often bolster their roster with Swiss national team players and players who once played for National Hockey League teams. HC Davos also has hosted the annual Spengler Cup tournament, an invitational competition, since 1923.

It is generally referred to by its abbreviation "HCD" by the fans.

The team had the lowest attendance of the National League for the 2016–17 season, averaging 4,792 spectators over their 25 regular season home games.[1]

History[edit]

HC Davos was founded in 1921.[citation needed] In 1923, Davos presented the first Spengler Cup, one of the oldest tournaments in sports still being played.[citation needed]

HC Davos was led by a forward line known as "The ni-storm" (German: Der ni-sturm) from 1933 to 1950, which included Bibi Torriani, and with brothers Hans Cattini and Ferdinand Cattini. The line was named for the last syllable (-ni) of players' surnames. The ni-storm was regarded as the top line of HC Davos and the Switzerland men's national ice hockey team from 1933 to 1950.[2][3][4][5] During this time, the club won 18 Swiss championships, and six Spengler Cups.[6]

The team was relegated into 1. Liga in 1990, one of the lowest points in its history. After a new beginning, the club moved into the Swiss League, and two years later returned to the NL. Davos has been among the best teams in the league since, with recent league championships in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2015.[citation needed]

Honors[edit]

Champions[edit]

  • NL Championships (31): 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1958, 1960, 1984, 1985, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015
Invitational
  • Spengler Cup (15): 1927, 1933, 1936, 1938, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1951, 1957, 1958, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2011

Runners-up[edit]

  • NL Championship (12): 1924, 1925, 1928, 1936, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1982, 1986, 1998, 2003, 2006
  • Spengler Cup (25): 1924, 1925, 1926, 1929, 1930, 1935, 1937, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1960, 1969, 1981, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2012

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated 6 July 2019.[7]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
19 Switzerland Marc Aeschlimann C L 24 2013 Lugano, Switzerland
29 Switzerland Sandro Aeschlimann G L 25 2019 Zäziwil, Switzerland
10 Switzerland Andres Ambühl (C) RW R 36 2013 Davos, Switzerland
77 Switzerland Thierry Bader C L 22 2018 Winterthur, Switzerland
57 Switzerland Davyd Barandun D L 20 2017 Sumy, Ukraine
98 Austria Benjamin Baumgartner C L 19 2018 Zell am See, Austria
25 Switzerland Dominic Buchli D R 21 2017 Davos, Switzerland
70 Switzerland Enzo Corvi C R 27 2012 Chur, Switzerland
62 Switzerland Félicien Du Bois (A) D R 36 2014 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
22 Switzerland Nando Eggenberger LW L 20 2019 Chur, Switzerland
96 Switzerland Chris Egli C/LW L 23 2014 Sursee, Switzerland
93 Switzerland Yannick Frehner RW R 21 2017 Chur, Switzerland
92 Switzerland Lorenzo Glarner C L 20 2018 Davos, Switzerland
23 Switzerland Samuel Guerra D L 26 2019 Sorengo, Switzerland
38 Switzerland Oliver Heinen D L 19 2018 Visp, Switzerland
61 Switzerland Fabrice Herzog RW L 25 2019 Frauenfeld, Switzerland
13 Switzerland Luca Hischier C L 24 2018 Naters, Switzerland
90 Switzerland Sven Jung D L 25 2014 Oberthal, Switzerland
9 Switzerland Tino Kessler C R 23 2013 Weesen, Switzerland
16 Switzerland Lorenz Kienzle D R 31 2019 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
17 Finland Perttu Lindgren C L 32 2013 Tampere, Finland
88 Switzerland Dario Meyer RW L 23 2018 Bern, Switzerland
94 Switzerland Florian Niedermaier C L 25 2019 Davos, Switzerland
27 Sweden Magnus Nygren D R 29 2017 Karlstad, Sweden
11 United States Aaron Palushaj RW R 30 2019 Livonia, Michigan, United States
71 Switzerland Claude-Curdin Paschoud D L 25 2011 Davos, Switzerland
97 Switzerland Jerome Portmann LW L 22 2015 Davos, Switzerland
75 Switzerland Lukas Stoop D R 29 2018 Flums, Switzerland
21 Sweden Mattias Tedenby LW L 29 2019 Vetlanda, Sweden
30 Switzerland Joren van Pottelberghe G L 22 2016 Zug, Switzerland
56 Switzerland Dino Wieser (A) LW L 30 2006 Scuol, Switzerland
65 Switzerland Marc Wieser RW R 32 2014 Küblis, Switzerland


Notable alumni[edit]

Franchise scoring leaders[edit]

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed NL/SL/MySports League/ regular season.

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swiss lead attendance study". www.iihf.com. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Glanzzeiten mit dem NI-Sturm". HC Davos (in German). Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Bibi-Torriani-Cup". Adis Hockey (in German). Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Richard Torriani 01.10.1911–03.09.1988". Swiss Association of Ice hockey Players (in German). Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame". Hockey Club Davos (in German). 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Bibi Torriani ~ Switzerland". HockeyGods. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Hockey Club Davos: 1. Mannschaft" (in German). www.hcd.ch. Retrieved 6 July 2019.

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