Mathias Seger

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Mathias Seger
NLA, ZSC Lions vs. Genève-Servette HC, 25th October 2014 30.JPG
Born (1977-12-17) December 17, 1977 (age 40)
Flawil, Switzerland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for SC Rapperswil-Jona
ZSC Lions
National team   Switzerland
Playing career 1996–2018
Mathias Seger - Switzerland vs. Russia, 8th April 2011 (1).jpg
Medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Representing   Switzerland
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2013 Sweden/Finland

Mathias Seger (born December 17, 1977) is a Swiss former professional ice hockey defenceman who played for the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers and the ZSC Lions of the National League (NL). Seger began his professional career with SC Rapperswil-Jona in 1996. He played three seasons with Rapperswil-Jona before joining the Lions in 1999. With the Swiss men's national team he won a silver medal at the 2013 World Championships. Seger also won the 2009 Champions League as well as six National League titles, all with the ZSC Lions.

Playing career[edit]

Seger was selected to play for the Switzerland men's national ice hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He also represented Switzerland at the 1996 and 1997 IIHF World U20 Championship, and the 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ice Hockey World Championship, and the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics.

By playing his 16th World Championship in 2014, Seger set a record for most appearances.[1] On January 7, 2014, Seger was named to Switzerland's official 2014 Winter Olympics roster, marking his fourth Olympic appearance.[2]

On February 28, 2017, Seger agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Lions for a reported worth of CHF 1.5 million.

In the summer of 2017, Seger was stripped of Zurich captaincy for undisclosed reasons. Patrick Geering became the new captain of the team. After winning his sixth Swiss championship title with the ZSC Lions in 2018, he announced the end of his playing career. He played a total of 1167 games in the National League, as well as 327 games with the Swiss national team.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 SC Rapperswil-Jona NLA 45 0 1 1 32 3 0 0 0 0
1997–98 SC Rapperswil-Jona NLA 39 7 7 14 52 7 0 3 3 12
1998–99 SC Rapperswil-Jona NLA 42 6 9 15 66 5 0 0 0 14
1999–00 ZSC Lions NLA 41 5 15 20 64 15 2 4 6 24
2000–01 ZSC Lions NLA 44 4 12 16 40 16 2 4 6 18
2001–02 ZSC Lions NLA 29 4 11 15 22 17 0 4 4 22
2002–03 ZSC Lions NLA 44 4 10 14 58 12 1 2 3 6
2003–04 ZSC Lions NLA 43 3 9 12 56 13 1 3 4 4
2004–05 ZSC Lions NLA 25 3 9 12 54 15 2 3 5 30
2005–06 ZSC Lions NLA 44 8 19 27 96 10 1 2 3 18
2006–07 ZSC Lions NLA 44 4 7 11 80 5 0 0 0 6
2007–08 ZSC Lions NLA 50 14 13 27 80 17 0 5 5 20
2008–09 ZSC Lions NLA 45 4 22 26 80 4 0 0 0 2
2009–10 ZSC Lions NLA 47 8 43 51 80 7 2 5 7 8
2010–11 ZSC Lions NLA 48 5 17 22 102 5 1 1 2 4
2011–12 ZSC Lions NLA 43 4 17 21 30 14 2 4 6 4
2012–13 ZSC Lions NLA 50 9 23 32 50 12 0 9 9 18
2013–14 ZSC Lions NLA 45 5 14 19 66 17 2 1 3 26
2014–15 ZSC Lions NLA 42 1 14 15 20 12 2 3 5 10
2015–16 ZSC Lions NLA 50 4 12 16 24 4 0 0 0 4
NLA totals 861 102 284 386 1152 210 18 53 71 260

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the record man". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2014-05-01. 
  2. ^ "Olympic rosters revealed". The Sports Network. 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  3. ^ "Abschied mit dem Meistertitel: die triumphale Derniere von ZSC-Saurier Mathias Seger". az Aargauer Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 2018-04-29. 

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