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GORAN BEZINA  Switzerland  / Croatia

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BIRTHYEAR 1980-03-21 BIRTHPLACESplit, CRO
AGE 35 NATION Switzerland / Croatia
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 190 cm / 6'3" WEIGHT 100 kg / 220 lbs
YOUTH TEAM HC Monthey CONTRACT 15/16
NHL DRAFT 1999 round 8 #234 overall by Arizona Coyotes


Bezina is a big all-around defenseman who does a lot of things well. Owns a bomb of a shot that is especially useful on the powerplay. Uses his size to dominate opponents physically. Also boasts leaderstip qualities, but can make some mistakes with the puck.
- Ulf Andersson, EP

Brother: Toni Bezina

© Photo: Robert Hradil

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1997-98 Villars HC Switzerland3 24 7 512- |            
  Switzerland U18 EJC-18 6 0 116 0 |            
 1998-99 Gottéron U20 Elite Jr. A 22 11 61764 |            
  HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 38 0 0014 | Relegation 4 0 002  
  Switzerland U20 WJC-20 6 1 122 |            
 1999-00 Gottéron U20 Elite Jr. A 2 0 1116 | Playoffs 2 1 128  
  HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 44 3 6910 | Playoffs 4 0 006  
  EHC Visp  NLB 2 0 002 |            
  Switzerland U20 WJC-20 7 0 008 8 |            
 2000-01 HC Fribourg-Gottéron NLA 44 10 102044 | Playoffs 5 1 1212  
  Switzerland WC 6 0 1143 -4 |            
  Switzerland (all) International 22 4 3749 0 |            
 2001-02 Springfield Falcons AHL 66 2 111350 -17 |            
 2002-03 Springfield Falcons AHL 64 3 4727 -10 | Playoffs 6 0 110
  Switzerland WC 6 1 120 1 |            
 2003-04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 3 0 002 -1 |            
  Springfield Falcons AHL 74 11 102165 -22 |            
  Switzerland WC 7 0 114 1 |            
  Switzerland (all) International 10 1 23- |            
 2004-05 Genève-Servette HC  NLA 33 7 121951 | Playoffs 4 0 008  
  Switzerland OGQ 3 0 000 3 |            
  Switzerland WC 7 1 018 -2 |            
  Switzerland (all) International 20 1 23- |            
 2005-06 Genève-Servette HC  NLA 32 8 142238 | Relegation 5 1 1233  
  Switzerland OG 6 0 220 -1 |            
  Switzerland WC 6 2 134 -4 |            
  Switzerland (all) International 23 3 5812 |            
 2006-07 Genève-Servette HC  NLA 41 13 203372 | Playoffs 5 0 004  
  EC Salzburg Austria 1 1 012 0 | Playoffs 8 4 81212 11 
  Switzerland WC 7 1 126 -2 |            
  Switzerland (all) International 14 1 2316 |            
 2007-08 Genève-Servette HC  NLA 48 11 253646 | Playoffs 16 4 61016  
  Switzerland WC 7 0 226 -3 |            
  Switzerland (all) International 15 2 576 |            
 2008-09 Genève-Servette HC  NLA 48 11 193097 | Playoffs 4 1 232  
  Switzerland WC 6 0 006 -3 |            
  Switzerland (all) International 17 0 446 |            
 2009-10 Genève-Servette HC  NLA 47 7 192634 | Playoffs 20 4 121622  
  Switzerland WC 7 0 2216 -1 |            
  Switzerland (all) International 12 0 4420 |            
 2010-11 Genève-Servette HC  NLA 50 8 223070 2 | Playoffs 6 4 3729  
  Switzerland  WC 3 1 014 2 |            
  Switzerland (all) International 10 3 2512 |            
 2011-12 Genève-Servette HC  NLA 50 7 202758 -7 | Relegation 9 2 81014 -1 
  Switzerland WC 5 1 1229 1 |            
  Switzerland (all) International 18 1 7841 |            
 2012-13 Genève-Servette HC  NLA 46 10 213140 15 |            
  Switzerland (all) International 2 1 010 0 |            
 2013-14 Genève-Servette HC  NLA 50 8 243281 8 | Playoffs 12 0 4435
  Switzerland (all) International 2 1 120 0 |            
 2014-15 Genève-Servette HC  NLA 40 2 141624 -3 | Playoffs 12 2 3512 -2 
 2015-16 Genève-Servette HC  NLA 45 4 111565 3 |            
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 1998-99 HC Fribourg-Gottéron EHL 6 0 000 |            
 2010-11 Genève-Servette HC Spengler Cup 4 1 230 |            
 2013-14 Genève-Servette HC  Spengler Cup 4 0 332 5 |            
 2014-15 Genève-Servette HC  Champions HL 8 3 474 6 |            
  Genève-Servette HC  Swiss Cup 2 0 000 |            
  Genève-Servette HC Spengler Cup 4 0 000 4 |            
 2015-16 Genève-Servette HC Champions HL 4 1 012 -3 |            
  Genève-Servette HC Swiss Cup 1 0 000 |            


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 204 16 25 41 0.20 142  -49  | 6 0 1 1 0.17
  Austria: 1 1 0 1 1.00 | 8 4 8 12 1.50 12  11 
  Champions HL: 12 4 4 8 0.67 |    
  EHL: 6 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  EJC-18: 6 0 1 1 0.17 |    
  Elite Jr. A: 24 11 7 18 0.75 80  | 2 1 1 2 1.00  
  International: 165 18 37 55 0.33 162  |    
  NHL: 3 0 0 0 0.00 -1  |    
  NLA: 656 109 237 346 0.53 744  18  | 106 19 40 59 0.56 195 
  NLB: 2 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  OG: 6 0 2 2 0.33 -1  |    
  OGQ: 3 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  Spengler Cup: 12 1 5 6 0.50 |    
  Swiss Cup: 3 0 0 0 0.00 |    
  Switzerland3: 24 7 5 12 0.50 |    
  WC: 67 7 10 17 0.25 126  -14  |    
  WJC-20: 13 1 1 2 0.15 10  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
2006-2007 Austria Most Points by Defenseman Playoffs (12)
  Austria Best Plus/Minus Playoffs (+11)
  NLA Media All-Star Team (Genève-Servette)
  NLA Media Swiss All-Star Team (Genève-Servette)
  NLA Most Goals by Defenseman (13)
2007-2008 NLA Media All-Star Team (Genève-Servette)
  NLA Media Best Defenseman
  NLA Media Swiss All-Star Team (Genève-Servette)
2008-2009 NLA Media Swiss All-Star Team (Genève-Servette)
2010-2011 Spengler Cup All-Star Team
2011-2012 NLA Media Swiss All-Star Team (Genève-Servette)
  World Championship Most Penalized Player (29min)
2012-2013 NLA Media All-Star Team (Genève-Servette)
2013-2014 NLA Most Goals by Defenseman (8)
  Spengler Cup Champion (Genève-Servette)
2014-2015 Spengler Cup Champion (Genève-Servette)
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- Austria Most Points by Defenseman Playoffs 06/07
- Austria Best Plus/Minus Playoffs 06/07
- NLA Media All-Star Team 07/08, 12/13, 06/07
- NLA Media Best Defenseman 07/08
- NLA Media Swiss All-Star Team 11/12, 06/07, 07/08, 08/09
- NLA Most Goals by Defenseman 13/14, 06/07
- Spengler Cup All-Star Team 10/11
- Spengler Cup Champion 13/14, 14/15
- World Championship Most Penalized Player 11/12



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
10/29/2012 Extension Genève-Servette Genève-Servette 4 years 
09/03/2008 Extension Genève-Servette Genève-Servette (5 years) 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Genève-Servette
Cult/Star player for Switzerland