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MICHEL RIESEN  Switzerland

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BIRTHYEAR 1979-04-11 BIRTHPLACEAarberg, SUI
AGE 37 NATION Switzerland
POSITION RW SHOOTS R
HEIGHT 187 cm / 6'2" WEIGHT 85 kg / 187 lbs
YOUTH TEAM SC Lyss STATUS Retired
NHL DRAFT 1997 round 1 #14 overall by Edmonton Oilers
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1
4-time NLA Champion 4

Riesen is a speedy winger with a good overall offensive game. Has a really good shot and sound vision.
Lacks defensive acumen. Didn't have the mental game to make it in the NHL.
- Ulf Andersson, EP

Team Staff profile of Michel Riesen also available

CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1993-94 Switzerland U18 EJC-18 5 1 010 -4 |            
 1994-95 EHC Biel-Bienne NLA 12 0 220 | Relegation 5 2 020  
  Switzerland U18 EJC-18 5 3 142 |            
 1995-96 EHC Biel-Bienne NLB 34 9 6152 | Playoffs 3 1 010  
  Switzerland U20 WJC-20 6 1 010 |            
 1996-97 EHC Biel-Bienne NLB 38 16 163249 |            
  Switzerland U18 EJC-18 6 6 172 |            
  Switzerland U20 WJC-20 6 4 158 6 |            
 1997-98 HC Davos NLA 32 16 9258 | Playoffs 18 5 5104  
  Switzerland U20  WJC-20 7 4 150 2 |            
  Switzerland WC 2 0 110 |            
 1998-99 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 60 6 17236 1 | Playoffs 3 0 000
  Switzerland U20  WJC-20 6 0 444 |            
 1999-00 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 73 29 316020 -7 | Playoffs 10 3 584 -3 
  Switzerland WC 1 1 012 -1 |            
 2000-01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 12 0 114 2 |            
  Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 69 26 285414 -13 |            
  Switzerland WC 6 3 140 2 |            
  Switzerland (all) International 9 6 280 5 |            
 2001-02 HC Davos NLA 35 12 122428 | Playoffs 16 7 81552  
 2002-03 HC Davos NLA 44 17 173430 | Playoffs 16 3 698  
 2003-04 HC Davos NLA 47 16 132914 | Playoffs 6 1 234  
 2004-05 HC Davos NLA 44 18 14328 | Playoffs 15 3 366  
 2005-06 HC Davos NLA 39 17 122918 | Playoffs 15 9 3128  
 2006-07 HC Davos NLA 44 37 145170 | Playoffs 15 5 4937  
 2007-08 HC Davos NLA 39 13 173018 | Playoffs 11 6 398  
 2008-09 HC Davos NLA 50 24 174132 | Playoffs 21 9 3124  
 2009-10 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers  NLA 41 11 182912 |            
 2010-11 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 46 9 101916 -22 | Relegation 10 4 044 -2 
 2011-12 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 35 7 11184 -7 |            
 2012-13 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NLA 47 13 102330 -16 | Relegation 12 1 234 -1 
 2013-14 EHC Basel Sharks NLB 33 7 9168 | Playoffs 5 2 130  
 
 TOURNAMENT STATISTICS
 2003-04 HC Davos Spengler Cup 4 1 120 0 |            
 2004-05 HC Davos Spengler Cup 4 3 252 |            
 2005-06 HC Davos ECC 2 0 220 |            
  HC Davos Spengler Cup 3 2 020 |            
 2006-07 HC Davos Spengler Cup 5 2 352 |            
 2007-08 HC Davos ECC 2 0 000 |            
  HC Davos Spengler Cup 4 2 134 |            
 2008-09 HC Davos Spengler Cup 3 1 010 |            


TEAM STAFF HISTORY
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE ROLE ON TEAM NOTES
 2015-2016 Davos U17 Elite NovizenDevelopment Coach Skills Coach  
  Davos U20 Elite Jr. ADevelopment Coach Skills Coach  
 2016-2017 Davos U17 Elite NovizenDevelopment Coach Skills Coach  
  Davos U20 Elite Jr. ADevelopment Coach Skills Coach  


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
  Regular Season   Postseason
  AHL: 202 61 76 137 0.68 40  -19  | 13 3 5 8 0.62 -3 
  ECC: 4 0 2 2 0.50 |    
  EJC-18: 16 10 2 12 0.75 -4  |    
  International: 9 6 2 8 0.89 |    
  NHL: 12 0 1 1 0.08 |    
  NLA: 555 210 176 386 0.70 288  -45  | 160 55 39 94 0.59 139  -3 
  NLB: 105 32 31 63 0.60 59  | 8 3 1 4 0.50
  Spengler Cup: 23 11 7 18 0.78 |    
  WC: 9 4 2 6 0.67 |    
  WJC-20: 25 9 6 15 0.60 12  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1996-1997 U18 EJC Best Forward
  U18 EJC Bronze Medal
1997-1998 NLA Best Rookie (25)
  U20 WJC Bronze Medal
2000-2001 AHL Player of the Week (Mar. 25)
2001-2002 NLA Champion (Davos)
2004-2005 NLA Champion (Davos)
2006-2007 NLA Champion (Davos)
  NLA Media All-Star Team (Davos)
  NLA Media Swiss All-Star Team (Davos)
  NLA Most Goals (37)
  Spengler Cup Winner (Davos)
2008-2009 NLA Champion (Davos)
  NLA Most Goals Playoffs (9)
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- AHL Player of the Week 00/01
- NLA Best Rookie 97/98
- NLA Champion 01/02, 04/05, 06/07, 08/09
- NLA Media All-Star Team 06/07
- NLA Media Swiss All-Star Team 06/07
- NLA Most Goals 06/07
- NLA Most Goals Playoffs 08/09
- Spengler Cup Winner 06/07
- U18 EJC Best Forward 96/97
- U18 EJC Bronze Medal 96/97
- U20 WJC Bronze Medal 97/98



TRANSACTIONS
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE  
2014-07-07 Confirmed Basel Retired Contract dissolved due to financial reasons 
2013-04-26 Confirmed Rapperswil Basel 2 years 
2008-10-24 Confirmed Davos Rapperswil (For 2009/10) 


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Cult/Star player for Davos
Cult/Star player for Biel-Bienne
Cult/Star player for Rapperswil
 
On June 27th 1997, Michel Riesen became the first Swiss player to be drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft.