Renato Tosio

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Renato Tosio
Born (1964-11-16) 16 November 1964 (age 53)
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 16 November 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 3 October 1987 against EHC Biel and the final one on 20 March 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 23 February 1985 to 20 March 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:

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).