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Full name Zürcher SC Lions Team colours Red + Blue + White Town Zürich, SUI Founded 1930

2010-2011 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#36 Luca Boltshauser (G) 29 1993 Zürich, SUI 6'0" 190 L
Lukas Flüeler (G) 34 1988 Kloten, SUI 6'4" 227 L
#36 Lukas Meili (G) 30 1992 Russikon, SUI 5'10" 168 R
Ari Sulander (G) 53 1969 Helsinki, FIN 6'2" 220 L
#36 Tim Wolf (G) 30 1992 Zürich, SUI 6'1" 176 L
DEFENSEMEN
Luca Camperchioli (D) 31 1991 Zunzgen, SUI 6'1" 205 L
#4 Patrick Geering (D) 32 1990 Zürich, SUI 5'10" 198 L
Dean Kukan (D) 29 1993 Volketswil, SUI 6'2" 185 L
Cory Murphy (D) 44 1978 Kanata, ON, CAN 5'9" 161 R
Pascal Müller (D) 43 1979 Langnau im Emmental, SUI 5'11" 190 L
#28 Philippe Schelling (D/LW) 37 1985 Schaffhausen, SUI 6'2" 194 R
Daniel Schnyder (D) 37 1985 Zürich, SUI 5'11" 194 L
#15 Mathias Seger (D)   “C” 44 1977 Ermatingen, SUI 5'11" 190 L
Andri Stoffel (D) 38 1984 Zürich, SUI 6'2" 203 R
#16 Duvie Westcott (D) 45 1977 Winnipeg, MB, CAN 5'11" 192 R
FORWARDS
Niki Altorfer (LW/RW) 32 1990 Zürich, SUI 5'8" 181 L
#44 Andres Ambühl (W/C) 39 1983 Davos, SUI 5'9" 185 R
Chris Baltisberger (RW) 31 1991 Zofingen, SUI 6'0" 207 R
Mark Bastl (C/W) 42 1980 Villars-sur-Ollon, SUI 6'2" 205 L
Cyrill Bühler (C/LW) 39 1983 Zürich, SUI 6'0" 196 L
#71 Patrik Bärtschi (C/W) 38 1984 Bülach, SUI 5'10" 198 R
Blaine Down (C/LW) 40 1982 Oshawa, ON, CAN 5'10" 183 L
Alexei Krutov (LW) 38 1984 Moskva, RUS 5'11" 201 L
#7 Thibaut Monnet (LW/C) 40 1982 Martigny, SUI 6'0" 183 L
#17
Owen Nolan (RW) 50 1972 Belfast, GBR 6'1" 214 R
#40 Thierry Paterlini (LW) 47 1975 Chur, SUI 6'1" 205 L
Domenic Pittis (C) 48 1974 Calgary, AB, CAN 5'10" 185 L
Sven Ryser (RW/LW) 32 1990 Zürich, SUI 6'4" 216 R
Patrick Schommer (LW) 33 1989 Samedan, SUI 5'10" 187 L
#19 Reto Schäppi (C/LW) 31 1991 Zürich, SUI 6'5" 209 L
Tim Ulmann (C) 35 1987 Zürich, SUI 5'11" 183 L
Adrian Wichser (C) 42 1980 Winterthur, SUI 5'11" 187 L
#38 Thomas Ziegler (C) 44 1978 Zürich, SUI 5'11" 190 L
Position: G: 4, D: 9, F: 17 | Av Age: 28.24 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 194 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 26 players
5 players
1 player
1 player
Experience ZSC Lions: 7 979 GP
NHL: 1 736 GP
WC: 547 GP
OG: 78 GP
SHL: 384 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 20 GP
Liiga: 558 GP
KHL: 329 GP
AHL: 854 GP
DEL: 379 GP
Affiliated Team(s) GC/Küsnacht (SL)
GC/Küsnacht U20 (U20-Elit)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Swiss Life Arena Location Zürich Altstetten Capacity 12 000 Construction Year 2022
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2022-12-03T19:45:00+0100 ZSC Bern - NL
2022-11-30T19:45:00+0100 ZSC Ajoie 4 - 2 NL
2022-11-29T19:45:00+0100 Gottéron ZSC 0 - 2 NL
2022-11-27T20:00:00+0100 Zug ZSC 4 - 6 NL
2022-11-26T19:45:00+0100 ZSC Ambrì-Piotta 4 - 2 NL
2022-11-19T19:45:00+0100 ZSC Davos 4 - 3 (SO) NL
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
11/27/2022
11/27/2022 Up/Down Joining Sascha Ruppelt (G) Joining from GC Küsnacht Lions
11/15/2022
11/15/2022 Extension Denis Hollenstein (F)
11/04/2022
11/04/2022 Extension Willy Riedi (F)
10/21/2022
10/21/2022 Loan Leaving Jeffrey Meier (G) Leaving for HC Fribourg-Gottéron
09/23/2022
09/23/2022 Extension Patrick Geering (D)
09/23/2022 Extension Kyen Sopa (F)
09/16/2022
09/16/2022 Up/Down Leaving Enzo Guebey (D) Leaving for GC Küsnacht Lions
09/16/2022 Up/Down Leaving Noah Meier (D) Leaving for GC Küsnacht Lions
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
Zürcher SC
1993-1994 NLA 36 9 6 21 - - 125 149 24 0.67 8 Quarterfinal loss
1994-1995 NLA 36 12 3 21 - - 129 152 27 0.75 8 Quarterfinal loss
1995-1996 NLA 36 16 3 17 - - 119 140 35 0.97 8 Quarterfinal loss
1996-1997 NLA 36 16 1 19 - - 123 149 33 0.92 7 Quarterfinal loss
ZSC Lions
1997-1998 NLA 40 12 5 23 - - 109 141 28 0.70 10 Saved in play-out
1998-1999 NLA 45 27 7 11 - - 170 115 61 1.36 2 Quarterfinal loss
1999-2000 NLA 45 26 4 15 - - 143 99 56 1.24 2 Champion
2000-2001 NLA 44 25 9 10 - - 135 102 59 1.34 2 Champion
2001-2002 NLA 44 21 5 18 - - 130 124 47 1.07 5 Final loss
2002-2003 NLA 44 25 8 11 - - 154 104 58 1.32 1 Semifinal loss
2003-2004 NLA 48 25 4 19 - - 140 121 54 1.13 5 Semifinal loss
2004-2005 NLA 44 23 4 17 - - 146 118 50 1.14 3 Final loss
2005-2006 NLA 44 18 3 23 - - 131 142 39 0.89 10 Saved in play-out
2006-2007 NLA 44 13 0 19 9 3 111 127 60 1.36 8 Quarterfinal loss
2007-2008 NLA 50 21 0 17 6 6 158 125 81 1.62 6 Champion
2008-2009 NLA 50 26 0 13 8 3 176 149 97 1.94 2 Quarterfinal loss
2009-2010 NLA 50 24 - 17 3 6 185 165 84 1.68 6 Quarterfinal loss
2010-2011 NLA 50 17 - 21 6 6 132 156 69 1.38 7 Quarterfinal loss
2011-2012 NLA 50 19 - 19 8 4 136 129 77 1.54 7 Champion
2012-2013 NLA 50 24 - 16 7 3 152 131 89 1.78 4 Semifinal loss
2013-2014 NLA 50 32 - 9 1 8 167 111 106 2.12 1 Champion
2014-2015 NLA 50 27 - 10 3 10 148 106 97 1.94 1 Final loss
2015-2016 NLA 50 29 - 12 2 7 173 125 98 1.96 1 Quarterfinal loss
2016-2017 NLA 50 26 - 7 9 8 166 115 104 2.08 2 Quarterfinal loss
2017-2018 NL 50 19 - 19 6 6 144 133 75 1.50 7 Champion
2018-2019 NL 50 19 - 20 6 5 129 132 74 1.48 9 Saved in relegation
2019-2020 NL 50 23 - 13 8 6 166 124 91 1.82 1 No playoffs held
2020-2021 NL 52 24 - 16 6 6 170 143 90 1.73 5 Semifinal loss
2021-2022 NL 52 26 - 14 6 6 169 130 96 1.85 3 Final loss
2022-2023 NL 22 13 - 5 3 1 77 46 46 2.09 3 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
Zürcher SC
1945-1946 Spengler Cup 3 3 0 0 - - 10 7 6 2.00 No playoffs held
1946-1947 Spengler Cup 3 1 0 2 - - 20 13 2 0.67 3 No playoffs held
1947-1948 Spengler Cup 3 0 0 3 - - 14 20 0 0.00 4 No playoffs held
1951-1952 Spengler Cup 2 0 0 2 - - 8 14 0 0.00 3 Placement game loss
1952-1953 Spengler Cup 2 2 0 0 - - 23 4 4 2.00 1 Final loss
1957-1958 Spengler Cup 2 0 0 2 - - 8 12 0 0.00 3 Placement game loss
1959-1960 Swiss Cup - - - - - - - - - - 1 Champion
1960-1961 Swiss Cup - - - - - - - - - - 1 Champion
1965-1966 Swiss Cup - - - - - - - - - - 2 Final loss
ZSC Lions
2000-2001 Continental Cup 3 2 0 1 - - 6 6 4 1.33 1 Champion
2001-2002 Continental Cup 2 2 0 0 - - 10 4 4 2.00 1 Champion
2005-2006 Continental Cup 3 1 0 2 - - 7 8 2 0.67 3 Final group
2008-2009 Champions HL 4 3 - 0 0 1 20 11 10 2.50 1 Champion
2010-2011 ET 8 2 - 5 1 0 23 29 8 1.00 7 Did not make playoffs
2012-2013 ET 8 2 - 5 1 0 17 24 8 1.00 7 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 ET 8 4 - 4 0 0 21 19 12 1.50 5 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 Champions HL 6 2 - 1 1 2 17 16 10 1.67 3 Did not make playoffs
Swiss Cup 4 3 - 1 0 0 14 5 9 2.25 3 Semifinal loss
2015-2016 Champions HL 4 4 - 0 0 0 20 10 12 3.00 1 16th final loss
Swiss Cup 5 5 - 0 0 0 27 10 15 3.00 1 Champion
2016-2017 Champions HL 4 3 - 0 1 0 11 3 11 2.75 1 Quarterfinal loss
Swiss Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 6 3 3 1.50 13 Eighth Final Loss
2017-2018 Champions HL 6 3 - 1 0 2 24 10 11 1.83 2 Quarterfinal loss
Swiss Cup 2 1 - 0 0 1 12 6 4 2.00 9 Eighth Final Loss
2018-2019 Champions HL 6 3 - 1 2 0 26 18 13 2.17 2 Eighth Final Loss
Swiss Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 6 7 3 1.50 15 Eighth Final Loss
2019-2020 Swiss Cup 3 1 - 1 1 0 16 9 5 1.67 8 Quarterfinal loss
2020-2021 Swiss Cup 5 3 - 1 1 0 26 8 11 2.20 2 Final loss
2021-2022 Champions HL 6 4 - 2 0 1 17 12 13 2.17 2 Eighth Final Loss
2022-2023 Champions HL 6 3 - 1 0 2 23 12 11 1.83 2 -
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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 24 8 21 29 16
2. Auston Matthews (F) 2022-2023 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 25 12 15 27 10
3. Roman Cervenka (F) 2022-2023 SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers NL 20 4 22 26 16
4. Victor Backman (F) 2022-2023 GC Küsnacht Lions SL 22 7 17 24 10
5. Linden Vey (F) 2022-2023 Barys Astana KHL 37 13 9 22 22
6. Daniel Eigenmann (D) 2022-2023 EHC Visp SL 26 6 14 20 10
7. Inti Pestoni (F) 2022-2023 HC Ambrì-Piotta NL 26 8 11 19 10
8. Ryan Lasch (F) 2022-2023 Frölunda HC Champions HL 8 6 13 19 4
9. Kris Foucault (F) 2022-2023 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 19 6 12 18 8
10. Marcus Krüger (F) 2022-2023 Djurgårdens IF HockeyAllsvenskan 22 4 12 16 18
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Christian Weber (F) 389 159 228 387
2. Mathias Seger (D) 811 90 283 373
3. Claudio Micheli (F) 499 149 207 356
4. Jan Alston (F) 372 130 199 329
5. Michel Zeiter (F) 556 138 183 321
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Christian Weber (F) 389 159 228 387
2. Claudio Micheli (F) 499 149 207 356
3. Michel Zeiter (F) 556 138 183 321
4. Jan Alston (F) 372 130 199 329
5. Roman Wick (F) 371 113 145 258
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Mathias Seger (D) 811 90 283 373
2. Christian Weber (F) 389 159 228 387
3. Claudio Micheli (F) 499 149 207 356
4. Jan Alston (F) 372 130 199 329
5. Michel Zeiter (F) 556 138 183 321
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Mathias Seger (D) 811 90 373 1066
2. Michel Zeiter (F) 556 138 321 663
3. Andreas Zehnder (D) 393 57 194 584
4. Severin Blindenbacher (D) 504 53 199 562
5. Bruno Vollmer (F) 297 73 126 532
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Mathias Seger (D) 811 90 283 373
2. Patrick Geering (D) 667 54 176 230
3. Reto Schäppi (F) 582 60 85 145
4. Michel Zeiter (F) 556 138 183 321
5. Severin Blindenbacher (D) 504 53 146 199
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Libor Havlicek (F) 35 18 71 2.03
2. Harri Tuohimaa (F) 55 69 111 2.02
3. Randy Robitaille (F) 36 22 67 1.86
4. Steve Tambellini (F) 34 39 63 1.85
5. Milan Novy (F) 78 71 141 1.81
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Milan Novy (F) 1984-1985 NLB 40 40 44 84 2.10 -
2. Harri Tuohimaa (F) 1987-1988 NLB 35 51 32 83 2.37 18
3. Libor Havlicek (F) 1987-1988 NLB 35 18 53 71 2.03 18
4. Christian Weber (F) 1987-1988 NLB 33 30 37 67 2.03 10
5. Randy Robitaille (F) 2004-2005 NLA 36 22 45 67 1.86 56
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Harri Tuohimaa (F) 1987-1988 NLB 35 51 32 83 2.37 18
2. Milan Novy (F) 1984-1985 NLB 40 40 44 84 2.10 -
3. Steve Tambellini (F) 1988-1989 NLB 34 39 24 63 1.85 14
4. Richard Farda (F) 1978-1979 NLB - 37 28 65 - -
5. Jean Savard (F) 1982-1983 NLB - 36 - - - -
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Libor Havlicek (F) 1987-1988 NLB 35 18 53 71 2.03 18
2. Randy Robitaille (F) 2004-2005 NLA 36 22 45 67 1.86 56
3. Milan Novy (F) 1984-1985 NLB 40 40 44 84 2.10 -
4. Mathias Seger (D) 2009-2010 NLA 48 8 43 51 1.06 80
5. Robert Nilsson (F) 2015-2016 NLA 48 12 40 52 1.08 16
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Beat Forster (D) 2007-2008 NLA 49 14 11 25 0.51 136
2. Axel Heim (F) 1997-1998 NLA 39 8 14 22 0.56 133
3. Beat Forster (D) 2006-2007 NLA 44 7 3 10 0.23 119
4. Mattia Baldi (F) 1999-2000 NLA 38 13 11 24 0.63 116
5. Marc Fortier (F) 1994-1995 NLA 35 11 40 51 1.46 104
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'0" 188 lbs 27.77
2021-2022 6'0" 192 lbs 29.14
2020-2021 5'11" 185 lbs 27.86
2019-2020 6'0" 192 lbs 28.08
2018-2019 6'0" 192 lbs 27.11
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