Joël Vermin

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Joël Vermin
Born (1992-02-05) February 5, 1992 (age 25)
Frauenkappelen, Switzerland
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Tampa Bay Lightning
SC Bern
NHL Draft 186th overall, 2013
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2009–present

Joël Vermin (born February 5, 1992) is a Swiss professional ice hockey Winger. He is currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). Vermin was selected by the Lightning in the 7th round (186th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing Career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Vermin made his National League A debut in Switzerland with SC Bern during the 2009–10 season.[1] On September 17, 2013, Vermin was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[2]

Vermin in his first season of professional hockey was loaned to SC Bern for the season. In 55 games that season Vermin recorded 22 points in 55 games. In his career with Bern, he played in 230 games, registering 41 goals and 64 assists. At the finish the season, Vermin was joined the Syracuse Crunch for the remainder of the AHL season.[3]

Professional[edit]

On November 18, 2015, the Tampa Bay Lightning recalled Vermin from the Syracuse Crunch. Vermin has skated in 12 games with the Crunch this season, posting three goals and ten points. At the time he was ranked for first in both assists (seven) and points. In his career, he has appeared in 93 career AHL games, all with the Syracuse Crunch during the past three seasons. During that time he recorded 16 goals and 44 points. Last season Vermin posted career bests in games played (73), goals (12), assists (21) and points (33).[4] On November 19, 2015, Vermin made his NHL debut in a 2-1 Lightning win over the visiting New York Rangers.[5] On November 21, 2015, Vermin recorded his first NHL point in a 5-0 Lighning win over the Anaheim Ducks. Vermin assisted on a Nikita Kucherov goal in his second NHL game.[6]

On May 21, 2016, the Lightning re-signed Vermin to a one-year, two-way contract. Vermin skated in six games with the Lightning during the 2015-16 regular season, recording one assist and a plus-1 rating. Vermin has also played in 118 career AHL games over three seasons, all with Syracuse, recording 22 goals and 55 points.[7]

On January 6, 2017, Vermin was signed to a 5-year contract by Lausanne HC. The contract will start in the 2017/18 season.[8]

Personal[edit]

His father is from the Netherlands while his mother is from Hungary. Though Vermin had the option to play hockey internationally for Switzerland, Hungary or the Netherlands, he chose Switzerland because he was born in the country and developed there.[9]

Career Statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 SC Bern NLA 12 0 0 0 0
2010–11 SC Bern NLA 36 1 7 8 6 11 3 3 6 0
2011–12 SC Bern NLA 33 11 9 20 0 17 2 3 5 2
2012–13 SC Bern NLA 47 13 22 35 14 19 3 6 9 8
2013–14 SC Bern NLA 49 6 12 18 16
2013–14 Syracuse Crunch AHL 8 1 0 1 0
2014–15 Syracuse Crunch AHL 73 12 21 33 16 3 0 1 1 0
2015–16 Syracuse Crunch AHL 37 9 12 21 6
2015–16 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 6 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 6 0 1 1 0
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing Switzerland Switzerland
European Youth Olympics
Silver medal – second place 2009 Silesia
Representing Switzerland Switzerland
World Junior A Challenge
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Penticton

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Switzerland WJC18 5th 6 3 2 5 0
2011 Switzerland WJC 5th 6 0 1 1 2
2012 Switzerland WJC 8th 6 4 1 5 2
Junior totals 18 7 4 11 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009-10 SC Bern statistics". eliteprospects.com. 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  2. ^ "Lighting sign 2013 draft pick Joel Vermin". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  3. ^ Muller, Georges (November 19, 2015). "Joel Vermin Joins Syracuse Crunch in the AHL for the Rest of the Season". SwissHockeyNews.ch. Retrieved November 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ Tampa Bay, Lightning (November 19, 2015). "Lightning Recall Forward Joel Vermin". Tampa Bay Lightning.com. Retrieved November 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ Long, Coery (November 19, 2015). "Late Lightning goals ends Rangers' 9-game win streak". NHL.com. Retrieved November 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ Long, Coery (November 21, 2015). "Bishop, Lightning blank Ducks; Stamkos scores two". NHL.com. Retrieved November 22, 2015. 
  7. ^ Tampa Bay, Lightning (May 21, 2016). "Bishop, Lightning Re-Sign Forwards Joel Vermin, Tanner Richard to One-Year Contracts". Tampa Bay Lightning. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Joel Vermin reportedly joins Lausanne HC and agrees to long-term contract". www.swisshockeynews.ch. January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  9. ^ Aykroyd, Lucas (2011-12-29). "Vermin flexes his muscles". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 

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