Joël Vermin

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Joël Vermin
Born (1992-02-05) 5 February 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
NLA team
Former teams
Lausanne HC
SC Bern
Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL Draft 186th overall, 2013
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 2009–present

Joël Vermin (born 5 February 1992) is a Swiss professional ice hockey winger who is currently playing for Lausanne HC of the National League A (NLA). Vermin was selected by the Tampa Bay 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 17 September 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 18 November 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 19 November 2015, Vermin made his NHL debut in a 2-1 Lightning win over the visiting New York Rangers.[5] On 21 November 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 21 May 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 20 June 2017, Lausanne HC announced that it had signed Vermin to a five-year contract, which contains an NHL out clause for a one-way deal.[8] The deal was previously reported in January.[9]

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.[10]

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
2016–17 Syracuse Crunch AHL 46 13 19 32 17 22 9 2 11 8
2016–17 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 18 0 3 3 4
NHL totals 24 0 4 4 4
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing Switzerland Switzerland
European Youth Olympics
Silver medal – second place 2009 Silesia
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 (19 November 2015). "Joel Vermin Joins Syracuse Crunch in the AHL for the Rest of the Season". SwissHockeyNews.ch. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  4. ^ Tampa Bay, Lightning (19 November 2015). "Lightning Recall Forward Joel Vermin". Tampa Bay Lightning.com. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Long, Coery (19 November 2015). "Late Lightning goals ends Rangers' 9-game win streak". NHL.com. Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Long, Coery (21 November 2015). "Bishop, Lightning blank Ducks; Stamkos scores two". NHL.com. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 
  7. ^ Tampa Bay, Lightning (21 May 2016). "Bishop, Lightning Re-Sign Forwards Joel Vermin, Tanner Richard to One-Year Contracts". Tampa Bay Lightning. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Deal officially done - Joël Vermin signs with Lausanne HC". www.swisshockeynews.ch. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Joel Vermin reportedly joins Lausanne HC and agrees to long-term contract". www.swisshockeynews.ch. 6 January 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2017. 
  10. ^ Aykroyd, Lucas (2011-12-29). "Vermin flexes his muscles". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 

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