Team Facts
Plays in National League Full name Hockey Club Lugano Team colours Black + White Town Lugano, SUI Founded 1941

2016-2017 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#35 Christophe Dux (G) 24 1998 6'1" 203 L
#84 Daniel Manzato (G) 38 1984 Fribourg, SUI 6'0" 187 L
#30 Elvis Merzlikins (G) Columbus Blue Jackets 28 1994 Riga, LAT 6'3" 183 L
#31 Stefan Müller (G) 26 1996 Feldkirch, AUT 5'11" 194 R
#35 Viktor Östlund (G) 28 1994 Stockholm, SWE 6'4" 183 L
DEFENSEMEN
#27 Alessandro Chiesa (D) 35 1987 Biasca, SUI 6'4" 209 R
#16 Colin Fontana (D) 26 1996 6'7" 216 L
#7 Philippe Furrer (D) 37 1985 Bern, SUI 6'1" 203 L
#92 Dominique Heinrich (D) 32 1990 Wien, AUT 5'8" 161 L
#8 Steve Hirschi (D) 41 1981 Grosshöchstetten, SUI 5'10" 192 L
#96
Clarence Kparghai (D) 37 1985 Monrovia, LIB 6'0" 190 L
#37 Elia Riva (D) 24 1998 Claro, SUI 5'10" 181 L
#6 Massimo Ronchetti (D) 30 1992 Lugano, SUI 6'3" 209 L
#29 Riccardo Sartori (D) 28 1994 Lugano, SUI 5'10" 190 L
#50 Daniel Sondell (D) 38 1984 Umeå, SWE 6'0" 192 L
#22 Stefan Ulmer (D) 32 1990 Dornbirn, AUT 5'9" 176 R
#3 Julien Vauclair (D) 43 1979 Bure, SUI 6'0" 203 L
#5 Ryan Wilson (D) 35 1987 Windsor, ON, CAN 6'1" 209 L
#93 James Wisniewski (D) 38 1984 Canton, MI, USA 5'11" 203 R
FORWARDS
#13 Alessio Bertaggia (LW/RW) 29 1993 Lugano, SUI 5'9" 174 L
#98 Damien Brunner (RW/LW) 36 1986 Kloten, SUI 5'11" 187 R
#87 Dario Bürgler (RW) 34 1987 Illgau, SUI 6'1" 205 R
#17 Luca Fazzini (LW/RW) 27 1995 Lugano, SUI 5'9" 190 R
#51
Ryan Gardner (RW/C) 44 1978 Toronto, ON, CAN 6'6" 220 R
#15 Grégory Hofmann (LW) 30 1992 Biel-Bienne, SUI 6'0" 174 L
#86 Linus Klasen (LW) 36 1986 Stockholm, SWE 5'9" 181 L
#25 Maxim Lapierre (C) 37 1985 St-Léonard, QC, CAN 6'2" 201 R
#23 Giovanni Morini (C/LW) 27 1995 Como, ITA 6'2" 196 L
#9 Tony Mårtensson (C) 42 1980 Märsta, SWE 6'0" 185 L
#32 Sébastien Reuille (LW/RW) 41 1981 Zürich, SUI 5'11" 174 L
#70 Matteo Romanenghi (C/LW) 27 1995 Morbio Inferiore, SUI 5'10" 192 L
#38 Raffaele Sannitz (C/LW) 39 1983 Lugano, SUI 6'2" 203 L
#90 Ryan Vesce (C/RW) 40 1982 Lloyd Harbor, NY, USA 5'8" 174 R
#91 Julian Walker (C/RW) 36 1986 Bern, SUI 6'2" 205 R
#19 Patrik Zackrisson (C/RW) 35 1987 Ekerö, SWE 5'11" 187 R
Position: G: 5, D: 11, F: 15 | Av Age: 29.04 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 192 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 20 players
5 players
3 players
3 players
2 players
1 player
1 player
Experience HC Lugano: 8 371 GP
NHL: 1 700 GP
WC: 407 GP
OG: 67 GP
SHL: 1 770 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 400 GP
Liiga: 232 GP
KHL: 783 GP
AHL: 1 120 GP
DEL: 50 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Lugano U20 (U20-Elit)
Ticino Rockets (SL)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Cornèr Arena Location Lugano, SUI Capacity 7 200 Construction Year 1995
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2022-12-09T19:45:00+0100 Ajoie Lugano - NL
2022-12-03T19:45:00+0100 Biel-Bienne Lugano 3 - 0 NL
2022-11-29T19:45:00+0100 Zug Lugano 1 - 4 NL
2022-11-25T19:45:00+0100 Gottéron Lugano 2 - 1 NL
2022-11-22T19:45:00+0100 Lugano Langnau 5 - 2 NL
2022-11-20T20:00:00+0100 Lugano Bern 5 - 1 NL
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
11/17/2022
11/17/2022 Loan Leaving Thibault Fatton (G) Leaving for EV Zug
09/05/2022
09/05/2022 Confirmed Joining Brett Connolly (F) Joining from Chicago Blackhawks
08/27/2022
08/27/2022 Extension Giovanni Morini (F)
08/27/2022 Extension Calvin Thürkauf (F)
08/27/2022 Extension Mark Arcobello (F)
08/09/2022
08/09/2022 Confirmed Leaving Evan Tschumi (F) Leaving for HC Sierre
08/03/2022
08/03/2022 Confirmed Leaving Timo Haussener (F) Leaving for EHC Olten
07/22/2022
07/22/2022 Confirmed Joining Kris Bennett (F) Joining from Iowa Wild
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1993-1994 NLA 36 19 5 12 - - 129 102 43 1.19 3 Semifinal loss
1994-1995 NLA 36 21 5 10 - - 147 102 47 1.31 2 Quarterfinal loss
1995-1996 NLA 36 16 4 16 - - 129 114 36 1.00 7 Quarterfinal loss
1996-1997 NLA 36 17 4 15 - - 137 125 38 1.06 6 Semifinal loss
1997-1998 NLA 40 17 7 16 - - 140 127 41 1.03 6 Quarterfinal loss
1998-1999 NLA 45 27 5 13 - - 155 114 59 1.31 3 Champion
1999-2000 NLA 45 29 9 7 - - 164 83 67 1.49 1 Final loss
2000-2001 NLA 44 28 4 12 - - 129 85 60 1.36 1 Final loss
2001-2002 NLA 44 25 5 14 - - 149 121 55 1.25 2 Semifinal loss
2002-2003 NLA 44 24 4 16 - - 159 129 52 1.18 4 Champion
2003-2004 NLA 48 35 4 9 - - 196 127 74 1.54 1 Final loss
2004-2005 NLA 44 29 7 8 - - 148 99 65 1.48 1 Quarterfinal loss
2005-2006 NLA 44 24 8 12 - - 160 116 56 1.27 2 Champion
2006-2007 NLA 44 25 0 15 1 3 143 123 80 1.82 4 Quarterfinal loss
2007-2008 NLA 50 15 0 20 9 6 130 149 69 1.38 9 Saved in play-out
2008-2009 NLA 50 19 0 16 8 7 175 156 80 1.60 5 Quarterfinal loss
2009-2010 NLA 50 17 - 23 6 4 153 166 67 1.34 8 Quarterfinal loss
2010-2011 NLA 50 12 - 26 7 5 130 159 55 1.10 10 Saved in play-out
2011-2012 NLA 50 21 - 18 5 6 152 150 79 1.58 6 Quarterfinal loss
2012-2013 NLA 50 21 - 17 5 7 163 139 80 1.60 6 Quarterfinal loss
2013-2014 NLA 50 23 - 18 5 4 142 114 83 1.66 5 Quarterfinal loss
2014-2015 NLA 50 24 - 13 8 5 155 127 93 1.86 3 Quarterfinal loss
2015-2016 NLA 50 21 - 18 6 5 157 150 80 1.60 5 Final loss
2016-2017 NLA 50 19 - 21 6 4 142 155 73 1.46 7 Semifinal loss
2017-2018 NL 50 26 - 19 3 2 159 130 86 1.72 4 Final loss
2018-2019 NL 50 24 - 22 2 2 160 141 78 1.56 7 Quarterfinal loss
2019-2020 NL 50 19 - 23 4 4 125 139 69 1.38 8 No playoffs held
2020-2021 NL 52 24 - 17 9 2 160 137 92 1.77 2 Quarterfinal loss
2021-2022 NL 52 21 - 22 4 5 160 158 76 1.46 9 Quarterfinal loss
2022-2023 NL 25 10 - 14 1 0 70 73 32 1.28 11 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
1986-1987 European Cup 3 0 0 3 - - 9 22 0 0.00 4 Final group
European Cup 4 2 1 1 - - 14 10 - - 4 Promoted
1987-1988 European Cup 3 1 1 1 - - 11 8 3 1.00 2 -
1988-1989 European Cup 3 2 0 1 - - 14 6 4 1.33 2 -
1990-1991 European Cup 3 2 1 0 - - 16 7 5 1.67 2 -
European Cup 2 0 0 2 - - 6 11 - - 6 Placement game loss
1991-1992 Spengler Cup 4 3 - 1 - - 18 11 6 1.50 2 Final loss
1999-2000 Euro HL 6 3 - 2 0 1 18 9 10 1.67 2 Bronze game loss
2000-2001 Continental Cup 3 3 0 0 - - 10 2 6 2.00 1 Promoted
Continental Cup 3 1 2 0 - - 10 7 4 1.33 2 -
2001-2002 Continental Cup 3 1 1 1 - - 9 9 3 1.00 3 -
2002-2003 Continental Cup 3 2 0 1 0 0 10 6 4 1.33 - Bronze game win
2003-2004 Continental Cup 2 1 0 1 - - 9 4 2 1.00 2 Bronze game win
2006-2007 ECC 2 1 - 1 0 0 3 3 3 1.50 2 -
2014-2015 Swiss Cup 2 1 - 0 0 1 7 5 4 2.00 10 Eighth Final Loss
2015-2016 Swiss Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 4 4 3 1.50 14 Eighth Final Loss
Spengler Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 10 9 3 1.50 1 Final loss
2016-2017 Champions HL 4 2 - 1 1 0 11 9 8 2.00 1 Eighth Final Loss
Swiss Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 8 5 3 1.50 12 Eighth Final Loss
Spengler Cup 2 2 - 0 0 0 8 5 6 3.00 1 Final loss
2017-2018 Swiss Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 9 4 3 1.50 11 Eighth Final Loss
2018-2019 Champions HL 6 3 - 3 0 0 13 12 9 1.50 2 Eighth Final Loss
Swiss Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 11 5 3 1.50 10 Eighth Final Loss
2019-2020 Swiss Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 8 2 3 1.50 14 Eighth Final Loss
2020-2021 Swiss Cup 2 1 - 0 0 1 13 4 4 2.00 10 Eighth Final Loss
2021-2022 Champions HL 6 2 - 4 0 1 20 23 7 1.17 4 Did not make playoffs

Stars and Cult Players

Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Patrick Thoresen (F) 2022-2023 Storhamar Norway 25 8 22 30 16
2. Ryan Spooner (F) 2022-2023 Dinamo Minsk KHL 38 13 14 27 8
3. Dario Bürgler (F) 2022-2023 HC Ambrì-Piotta NL 27 10 13 23 6
4. Grégory Hofmann (F) 2022-2023 EV Zug NL 23 6 16 22 6
5. Patrice Bergeron (F) 2022-2023 Boston Bruins NHL 24 9 12 21 4
6. Lorenzo Canonica (F) 2022-2023 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 28 9 12 21 6
7. Evgenï Chiriaev (F) 2022-2023 EHC Visp SL 24 8 13 21 18
8. Raphaël Kuonen (F) 2022-2023 EHC Visp SL 27 7 14 21 8
9. Andrea Grassi (F) 2022-2023 HC Pregassona Ceresio Red Fox SwissDiv2 12 11 9 20 8
10. Romain Loeffel (D) 2022-2023 SC Bern NL 27 3 16 19 14
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Kent Johansson (F) 212 219 209 428
2. Jörg Eberle (F) 417 252 129 381
3. Andy Ton (F) 397 157 223 380
4. Petteri Nummelin (D) 350 111 264 375
5. Raffaele Sannitz (F) 757 93 182 275
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jörg Eberle (F) 417 252 129 381
2. Kent Johansson (F) 212 219 209 428
3. Andy Ton (F) 397 157 223 380
4. Fredy Lüthi (F) 319 136 138 274
5. Luca Fazzini (F) 454 117 122 239
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Petteri Nummelin (D) 350 111 264 375
2. Andy Ton (F) 397 157 223 380
3. Kent Johansson (F) 212 219 209 428
4. Raffaele Sannitz (F) 757 93 182 275
5. Linus Klasen (F) 265 71 180 251
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Raffaele Sannitz (F) 757 93 275 744
2. Sandro Bertaggia (D) 647 82 216 672
3. Julien Vauclair (D) 791 100 273 632
4. Alessandro Chiesa (D) 546 29 86 495
5. Andy Näser (F) 562 101 188 492
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Julien Vauclair (D) 791 100 173 273
2. Raffaele Sannitz (F) 757 93 182 275
3. Sandro Bertaggia (D) 647 82 134 216
4. Jean-Jacques Aeschlimann (F) 568 107 150 257
5. Andy Näser (F) 562 101 87 188
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Dusan Pasek (F) 9 10 21 2.33
2. Kent Johansson (F) 212 219 428 2.02
3. Shane Prince (F) 3 2 6 2.00
4. Ryan Johnston (D) 1 0 2 2.00
5. John Harrington (F) 28 33 51 1.82
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Bernard Gagnon (F) 1981-1982 NLB 38 47 40 87 2.29 -
2. Kent Johansson (F) 1985-1986 NLA 35 40 39 79 2.26 34
3. Kent Johansson (F) 1986-1987 NLA 35 33 45 78 2.23 37
4. Kent Johansson (F) 1987-1988 NLA 35 32 45 77 2.20 37
5. Kent Johansson (F) 1984-1985 NLA 38 57 19 76 2.00 -
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Kent Johansson (F) 1984-1985 NLA 38 57 19 76 2.00 -
2. Bernard Gagnon (F) 1981-1982 NLB 38 47 40 87 2.29 -
3. Kent Johansson (F) 1985-1986 NLA 35 40 39 79 2.26 34
4. Peter Jaks (F) 1987-1988 NLA 36 38 21 59 1.64 22
5. Jim Koleff (F) 1978-1979 NLB 26 38 20 58 2.23 -
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Randy Robitaille (F) 2009-2010 NLA 50 16 49 65 1.30 72
2. Kent Johansson (F) 1986-1987 NLA 35 33 45 78 2.23 37
3. Kent Johansson (F) 1987-1988 NLA 35 32 45 77 2.20 37
4. Ville Peltonen (F) 2003-2004 NLA 48 28 44 72 1.50 16
5. Glen Metropolit (F) 2012-2013 NLA 50 20 44 64 1.28 62
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Todd Elik (F) 1997-1998 NLA 39 30 36 66 1.69 222
2. Timo Helbling (D) 2009-2010 NLA 46 1 6 7 0.15 168
3. Timo Helbling (D) 2008-2009 NLA 49 2 7 9 0.18 136
4. Timo Helbling (D) 2007-2008 NLA 49 3 11 14 0.29 127
5. Jason York (D) 2005-2006 NLA 34 3 17 20 0.59 122
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'0" 187 lbs 27.68
2021-2022 6'0" 191 lbs 28.98
2020-2021 6'0" 189 lbs 29.06
2019-2020 6'0" 192 lbs 29.54
2018-2019 6'0" 191 lbs 28.79
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