Team Facts
Plays in Swiss League Full name GC/Küsnacht Lions Town Küsnacht, SUI Founded 1922

2014-2015 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#29 Luca Boltshauser (G) 29 1993 Zürich, SUI 6'0" 190 L
#35 Daniel Guntern (G) 27 1995 Zürich, SUI 5'11" 170 R
#29 Urban Leimbacher (G) 40 1981 6'2" 198 L
#30
Niklas Schlegel (G) 28 1994 Zürich, SUI 5'10" 165 L
#35 Wolfgang Zürrer (G) 26 1996 6'0" 181 L
DEFENSEMEN
#7 Patrick Blatter (D) 29 1993 6'4" 203 L
#97 Alexander Braun (D) 26 1996 Zürich, SUI 6'2" 187 L
#47 Mike Breiter (D) 26 1996 5'7" 161 L
#27 Xeno Büsser (D)   “A” 27 1995 Zürich, SUI 5'10" 183 L
#47 Roger Karrer (D) 25 1997 Zürich, SUI 5'11" 181 R
#33 Atanasio Molina (D) 27 1995 Lugano, SUI 6'2" 181 R
#77 Bryan Peter (D) 27 1995 6'0" 190 L
#96 Damian Reichart (D) 32 1990 - - L
#17 Florian Schmuckli (D) 29 1993 Baar, SUI 6'1" 194 L
#23 Daniel Schnyder (D) 37 1985 Zürich, SUI 5'11" 194 L
#32 Simon Seiler (D) 26 1996 Frauenfeld, SUI 6'2" 203 L
#97
Jonas Siegenthaler (D) New Jersey Devils 25 1997 Zürich, SUI 6'2" 218 L
#80 Jan Tabacek (D) 42 1980 Martin, SVK 6'0" 198 L
#32 Marc Zangger (D)   “A” 31 1991 Jona, SUI 5'11" 201 L
FORWARDS
#27 Jari Allevi (LW/RW) 27 1995 Zürich, SUI 6'1" 201 R
#94 Jérôme Bachofner (LW) 26 1996 Dübendorf, SUI 5'11" 176 L
#74
Nicola Brandi (LW) 28 1994 Wetzikon, SUI 5'8" 172 R
#89 Dominik Diem (C/LW) 25 1997 Zürich, SUI 5'11" 185 L
#21 Ramón Diem (C/RW)   “C” 28 1994 Zürich, SUI 5'9" 165 L
#68 Roman Faic (LW/RW) 28 1994 6'0" 192 L
#40 Mattia Hinterkircher (LW) 27 1995 6'1" 190 L
#18 Luka Hoffmann (LW/RW) 29 1993 Zürich, SUI 6'0" 187 L
#23 Mike Künzle (RW/LW) 28 1993 Zürich, SUI 6'4" 209 R
#81
Denis Malgin (C/W) Toronto Maple Leafs 25 1997 Olten, SUI 5'9" 176 R
#40 Lukas Meier (LW/RW) 27 1995 6'0" 179 L
#88
Lars Neher (LW) 30 1992 Zürich, SUI 5'10" 165 L
#40 Jan Neuenschwander (C) 29 1993 Davos, SUI 5'10" 187 L
#9 Alex Nikiforuk (C/W)   “A” 39 1983 North Vancouver, BC, CAN 5'8" 170 R
#23 Pascal Nägeli (C/LW) 28 1994 5'9" 159 L
#97
Damon Puntus (RW) 27 1995 5'10" 154 R
#13 Raeto Raffainer (LW) 40 1982 Wolhusen, SUI 5'11" 203 R
#40 Sven Senteler (C/LW) 30 1992 Zürich, SUI 6'1" 198 L
#76
Fredrik Sitje (C/LW)   “A” 27 1995 5'9" 194 L
#14 Alexandre Tremblay (LW/RW) 43 1979 Beaupré, QC, CAN 5'9" 187 L
#94 Sandro Zangger (RW/LW) 28 1994 Jona, SUI 6'1" 205 R
Position: G: 4, D: 11, F: 19 | Av Age: 21.68 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt: 185 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 36 players
2 players
1 player
1 player
Experience GC Küsnacht Lions: 3 971 GP
NHL: 406 GP
WC: 31 GP
OG: 3 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 2 GP
Liiga: 100 GP
KHL: 43 GP
Czechia: 103 GP
AHL: 167 GP
DEL: 27 GP
Affiliated Team(s) GC/Küsnacht U20 (U20-Elit)
ZSC (NL)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name KEK Kunsteisbahn Küsnacht Location Küsnacht Capacity 2 200 Construction Year 1993
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2022-11-29T19:46:00+0100 Langenthal GC/Küsnacht - SL
2022-11-26T18:00:00+0100 Sierre GC/Küsnacht 3 - 2 (OT) SL
2022-11-22T19:45:00+0100 GC/Küsnacht Basel 2 - 4 SL
2022-11-18T20:00:00+0100 Thurgau GC/Küsnacht 0 - 5 SL
2022-11-15T19:45:00+0100 Chaux-de-Fonds GC/Küsnacht 6 - 5 (OT) SL
2022-11-05T19:45:00+0100 GC/Küsnacht Ticino Rockets 5 - 3 SL
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
11/27/2022
11/27/2022 Up/Down Leaving Sascha Ruppelt (G) Leaving for ZSC Lions
10/26/2022
10/26/2022 Loan Leaving Adam Falus (D) Leaving for EHC Dübendorf
09/16/2022
09/16/2022 Up/Down Joining Enzo Guebey (D) Joining from ZSC Lions
09/16/2022 Up/Down Joining Noah Meier (D) Joining from ZSC Lions
09/02/2022
09/02/2022 Confirmed Leaving Ryan Hayes (F) Leaving for SC Langenthal
08/03/2022
08/03/2022 Loan Joining Yannick Blaser (D) Joining from SCL Tigers
07/29/2022
07/29/2022 Confirmed Joining Jarno Kärki (F) Joining from Ässät
07/29/2022 Confirmed Joining Mattia Hinterkircher (F) Joining from EHC Kloten
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
Grasshopper Club Zürich
1993-1994 NLB 36 15 3 18 - - 124 132 33 0.92 6 Quarterfinal loss
1994-1995 NLB 36 20 6 10 - - 149 102 46 1.28 2 Final loss
1995-1996 NLB 36 28 3 5 - - 168 95 59 1.64 Qualification
1996-1997 NLB 22 17 0 5 - - 114 60 34 1.55 1 Final loss
1997-1998 NLB 40 16 5 19 - - 156 163 37 0.93 7 Quarterfinal loss
1998-1999 NLB 40 17 3 20 - - 133 156 37 0.93 8 Quarterfinal loss
1999-2000 NLB 36 4 7 25 - - 91 154 15 0.42 10 Saved in play-out
GC Küsnacht Lions
2000-2001 NLB 40 17 6 17 - - 144 138 40 1.00 6 Quarterfinal loss
2001-2002 NLB 36 18 4 14 - - 150 145 40 1.11 4 Semifinal loss
2002-2003 NLB 38 27 3 8 - - 159 83 57 1.50 1 Semifinal loss
2003-2004 NLB 45 19 8 18 - - 141 140 46 1.02 5 Quarterfinal loss
2004-2005 NLB 44 22 5 17 - - 157 118 49 1.11 7 Quarterfinal loss
2005-2006 NLB 42 16 5 21 - - 123 140 37 0.88 8 Quarterfinal loss
2006-2007 NLB 45 19 - 17 3 6 169 156 69 1.53 7 Semifinal loss
2007-2008 NLB 49 10 - 20 7 4 177 176 72 1.47 8 Quarterfinal loss
2008-2009 NLB 41 7 - 30 1 3 116 177 26 0.63 11 Did not make playoffs
2009-2010 NLB 45 10 0 33 2 0 123 199 34 0.76 10 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 NLB 45 14 - 25 2 4 133 180 50 1.11 9 Did not make playoffs
2011-2012 NLB 45 19 - 22 2 2 122 134 63 1.40 6 Quarterfinal loss
2012-2013 NLB 50 22 - 24 2 2 155 173 70 1.40 7 Quarterfinal loss
2013-2014 NLB 45 10 - 23 5 7 113 148 47 1.04 10 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 NLB 48 11 - 21 7 9 124 169 56 1.17 9 Did not make playoffs
2015-2016 NLB 45 11 - 30 2 2 107 183 39 0.87 9 Did not make playoffs
2016-2017 NLB 48 9 - 31 3 5 106 184 38 0.79 12 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 SL 46 13 - 24 6 3 130 179 54 1.17 9 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 SL 44 14 - 25 3 2 123 163 50 1.14 9 Did not make playoffs
2019-2020 SL 44 16 - 20 3 5 136 144 59 1.34 8 Quarterfinal loss
2020-2021 SL 46 15 - 24 4 3 127 160 56 1.22 9 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2021-2022 SL 50 18 - 28 3 1 142 175 61 1.22 8 Quarterfinal loss
2022-2023 SL 24 10 - 8 3 3 77 69 39 1.63 3 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
Grasshopper Club Zürich
1931-1932 Spengler Cup 2 1 0 1 - - 11 3 2 1.00 2 Did not make playoffs
1932-1933 Spengler Cup 2 1 0 1 - - 4 1 2 1.00 2 Bronze game loss
1933-1934 Spengler Cup 2 1 0 1 - - 1 2 2 1.00 3 Did not make playoffs
1934-1935 Spengler Cup 2 1 0 1 - - 5 3 2 1.00 2 Bronze game win
1965-1966 Swiss Cup - - - - - - - - - - 1 Champion
Spengler Cup 4 2 0 2 - - 9 14 4 1.00 3 No playoffs held
1966-1967 European Cup 4 1 0 3 - - 8 11 - - 12 16th final loss
GC Küsnacht Lions
2014-2015 Swiss Cup 1 0 - 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 23 16th final loss
2015-2016 Swiss Cup 1 0 - 1 0 0 1 4 0 0.00 23 16th final loss
2016-2017 Swiss Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 5 4 3 1.50 14 Eighth Final Loss
2018-2019 Swiss Cup 1 0 - 1 0 0 1 7 0 0.00 27 16th final loss
2019-2020 Swiss Cup 1 0 - 1 0 0 0 4 0 0.00 23 16th final loss
2020-2021 Swiss Cup 1 0 - 1 0 0 2 5 0 0.00 21 16th final loss
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Vincenzo Küng (F) 2022-2023 SC Langenthal SL 25 9 15 24 14
2. Brent Buchmüller (F) 2022-2023 EHC Wetzikon SwissDiv1 13 7 13 20 0
3. Daniel Eigenmann (D) 2022-2023 EHC Visp SL 25 6 14 20 10
4. Gian-Andrea Thöny (F) 2022-2023 EHC Wetzikon SwissDiv1 13 10 9 19 6
5. Kris Foucault (F) 2022-2023 Iserlohn Roosters DEL 18 6 12 18 6
6. Dean Kukan (D) 2022-2023 ZSC Lions NL 20 4 14 18 8
7. Stefan Diezi (F) 2022-2023 EHC Arosa MyHL 17 8 9 17 16
8. Fabian Ganz (D) 2022-2023 EHC Bülach MyHL 11 7 10 17 4
9. Sven Andrighetto (F) 2022-2023 ZSC Lions NL 20 7 10 17 14
10. Nicola Christen (F) 2022-2023 EHC Thun MyHL 17 4 13 17 14
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Ryan Hayes (F) 205 99 117 216
2. Marc Geiger (D) 406 45 146 191
3. Mike Richard (F) 111 81 106 187
4. Riccardo Signorell (F) 199 99 80 179
5. Tim Ulmann (F) 360 62 104 166
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Ryan Hayes (F) 205 99 117 216
2. Riccardo Signorell (F) 199 99 80 179
3. Mike Richard (F) 111 81 106 187
4. Pascal Tiegermann (F) 279 71 86 157
5. Marco Gruber (F) 216 71 81 152
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Marc Geiger (D) 406 45 146 191
2. Xeno Büsser (D) 418 28 128 156
3. Ryan Hayes (F) 205 99 117 216
4. Mike Richard (F) 111 81 106 187
5. Tim Ulmann (F) 360 62 104 166
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Patrick Looser (F) 228 61 158 539
2. Tim Ulmann (F) 360 62 166 440
3. Pascal Tiegermann (F) 279 71 157 349
4. Riccardo Signorell (F) 199 99 179 346
5. Philippe Schelling (D) 209 23 58 319
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Xeno Büsser (D) 418 28 128 156
2. Marc Geiger (D) 406 45 146 191
3. Tim Ulmann (F) 360 62 104 166
4. Patrick Sidler (D) 336 30 53 83
5. Alexander Braun (D) 329 15 45 60
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Axel Heim (F) 1 2 3 3.00
2. Martin Kout (D) 2 3 5 2.50
3. Mika Nieminen (F) 74 69 148 2.00
4. Xavier Majic (F) 1 1 2 2.00
5. Dave Gorman (F) 38 48 67 1.76
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Mark Kaufmann (F) 1997-1998 NLB 38 31 46 77 2.03 24
2. Mika Nieminen (F) 1996-1997 NLB 38 41 33 74 1.95 60
3. Mika Nieminen (F) 1995-1996 NLB 36 28 46 74 2.06 16
4. Christian Ruuttu (F) 1996-1997 NLB 42 31 40 71 1.69 72
5. Mike Richard (F) 2002-2003 NLB 38 33 37 70 1.84 20
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Dave Gorman (F) 1982-1983 NLB 38 48 19 67 1.76 -
2. Mika Nieminen (F) 1996-1997 NLB 38 41 33 74 1.95 60
3. Domenic Amodeo (F) 1997-1998 NLB 38 37 32 69 1.82 24
4. Mike Richard (F) 2002-2003 NLB 38 33 37 70 1.84 20
5. Mark Kaufmann (F) 1997-1998 NLB 38 31 46 77 2.03 24
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Mark Kaufmann (F) 1997-1998 NLB 38 31 46 77 2.03 24
2. Mika Nieminen (F) 1995-1996 NLB 36 28 46 74 2.06 16
3. Christian Ruuttu (F) 1996-1997 NLB 42 31 40 71 1.69 72
4. Chris Belanger (D) 2001-2002 NLB 35 14 39 53 1.51 24
5. Mike Richard (F) 2002-2003 NLB 38 33 37 70 1.84 20
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Patrick Looser (F) 1997-1998 NLB 25 11 24 35 1.40 111
2. Patrick Looser (F) 1998-1999 NLB 36 11 23 34 0.94 111
3. Matthias Schenkel (F) 1996-1997 NLB 42 15 26 41 0.98 109
4. Alain Ayer (F) 1993-1994 NLB 35 13 21 34 0.97 109
5. Riccardo Signorell (F) 1998-1999 NLB 37 13 18 31 0.84 107
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'0" 182 lbs 23.16
2021-2022 5'11" 184 lbs 23.24
2020-2021 5'11" 179 lbs 23.34
2019-2020 5'11" 184 lbs 23.87
2018-2019 5'11" 180 lbs 23.33
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