Severin Blindenbacher

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Severin Blindenbacher
Severin Blindenbacher (l), Jeff Tambellini (c) and Patrick Geering (r) – 17.04.2012.jpg
Born (1983-03-15) March 15, 1983 (age 32)
Zurich, SUI
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NLA team
Former teams
ZSC Lions
Kloten Flyers
Färjestads BK
Texas Stars
National team   Switzerland
NHL Draft 273rd overall, 2001
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2000–present

Severin Blindenbacher (born March 15, 1983 in Zurich, Switzerland) is a professional ice hockey defenceman, who currently plays for the ZSC Lions in the Swiss National League A. Blindenbacher has also played for the Swiss national ice hockey team.

Playing career[edit]

A junior with the Swiss National League A club, Kloten Flyers, Blindenbacher was drafted 273rd overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. Unsigned by the Coyotes, Severin remained with the Flyers for the first five years of his professional career before joining fellow NLA club, ZSC Lions. In his fourth year with the Lions, Blindenbacher broke out offensively scoring 13 goals for 35 points in 47 games.

He left the NLA prior to the 2009–10 season and signed with the Swedish club, Färjestads BK of the Elitserien.[1] In his one season with Färjestads, Severin led defensemen in scoring with 8 goals and 19 points in 48 games.

On July 1, 2010, Blindenbacher signed as a free agent to a one-year entry level contract with the NHL team, the Dallas Stars.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Kloten Flyers Jr. Swiss Jr. 5 0 2 2 4  —  —  —  —  —
1999–00 Kloten Flyers Jr. Swiss Jr. 30 8 10 18 18 4 1 1 2 8
2000–01 Kloten Flyers Jr. Swiss Jr. 4 3 1 4 8 1 0 0 0 4
2000–01 Kloten Flyers NLA 27 0 2 2 17 9 0 0 0 10
2001–02 Kloten Flyers NLA 38 1 3 4 22 10 0 2 2 10
2001–02 Kloten Flyers Jr. Swiss Jr.  —  —  —  —  — 1 0 1 1 2
2002–03 Kloten Flyers NLA 43 4 19 23 52 5 1 0 1 4
2003–04 Kloten Flyers NLA 34 4 10 14 58  —  —  —  —  —
2004–05 Kloten Flyers NLA 41 10 15 25 66  —  —  —  —  —
2005–06 ZSC Lions NLA 44 2 7 9 68  —  —  —  —  —
2006–07 ZSC Lions NLA 39 6 12 18 54 7 0 1 1 8
2007–08 ZSC Lions NLA 47 10 8 18 77 16 2 2 4 16
2008–09 ZSC Lions NLA 47 13 22 35 68 4 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Färjestads BK SEL 48 8 11 19 44 7 1 1 2 6
2010–11 Texas Stars AHL 26 1 9 10 10  —  —  —  —  —
2011–12 ZSC Lions NLA 40 5 17 22 77 15 0 4 4 16
2012–13 ZSC Lions NLA 35 1 7 8 36 10 2 1 3 29
2013–14 ZSC Lions NLA 50 1 12 13 44 18 1 3 4 16
2014–15 ZSC Lions NLA 46 3 11 14 22 18 1 4 5 12
NLA totals 531 60 145 205 659 119 8 18 26 127
Severin Blindenbacher (L), Jamie Benn (R) - Switzerland vs. Canada, 29th April 2012.jpg
Medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Competitor for   Switzerland
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2013 Sweden/Finland

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Switzerland U18 2nd 7 2 3 5 10
2001 Switzerland WJC 6th 7 0 0 0 10
2002 Switzerland WJC 4th 7 0 0 0 4
2003 Switzerland WJC 7th 6 2 3 5 4
2005 Switzerland WC 8th 6 1 1 2 12
2006 Switzerland OG 6th 6 0 1 1 6
2006 Switzerland WC 9th 5 0 2 2 12
2007 Switzerland WC 8th 7 0 1 1 2
2008 Switzerland WC 7th 6 0 3 3 2
2009 Switzerland WC 9th 6 0 2 2 6
2010 Switzerland OG 8th 5 1 1 2 4
2012 Switzerland WC 11th 7 0 3 3 2
2013 Switzerland WC 2nd 10 0 1 1 12
2014 Switzerland OG 9th 4 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 34 4 6 10 40
Senior totals 62 2 15 17 60
  • All statistics taken from NHL.com[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blindenbacher ready for Färjestads in 09/10" (in Swedish). Färjestads BK. 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Stars sign pair of defensmen to entry-level deals". Dallas Stars. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  3. ^ NHL.com (2009). "Severin Blindenbacher's NHL Profile". NHL.com. Retrieved 2009-04-22. 

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