We at CBCSports.ca will be keeping an eye on the next generation of NHL
stars on Canada's seven clubs, whether they're working on the "farm" in
the AHL or honing their game overseas, waiting for the end of the
We'll periodically check in with these players
throughout the 2012-13 season, no matter what league they'll be lacing
up their skates in. In this edition, the Calgary Flames' Sven Baertschi.
An NHL lockout means that some of the youngsters ready to shine are relegated to playing elsewhere. That doesn't mean they aren't growing and developing into the stars of tomorrow.
We at CBCSports.ca will be keeping an eye on the next generation of NHL stars on Canada's seven clubs, whether they're working on the "farm" in the AHL or honing their game overseas, waiting for the end of the lockout.
We'll periodically check in with these players throughout the 2012-13 season, no matter what league they'll be lacing up their skates in. In this edition, the Calgary Flames' Sven Baertschi:
Sven Baertschi Age/ Birthplace: 20, Bern, Switzerland Position: LW NHL club/draft position: Calgary selected him 13th overall in 2011 NHL GP: 5 Current team: Abbotsford Heat (AHL) Stats on current team: 4GP, 3G, 3A, 6 PIM
How he will fit in with his NHL club: As the aging Flames move forward, and their last playoff appearance grows further and further in their rearview mirror, Baertschi is expected to be a central figure in a new crop of young prospects counted upon to grow up fast and produce sooner rather than later.
Off to a flying start with the Heat in the AHL (three goals and six points in four games), Baertschi is merely continuing to build upon the success he had in limited time with the parent club last season. The Flames called him up (before their playoff hopes were completely extinguished, pun intended), but their loss of a postseason berth was mitigated by the fact that their Swiss prospect produced three goals in five games.
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