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

2019-2020 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#1 Daniel Guntern (G) 27 1995 Zürich, SUI 5'11" 170 R
#36 Jeffrey Meier (G) 25 1998 Langnau am Albis, SUI 6'0" 183 R
#31
Robin Zumbühl (G) 24 1998 5'10" 161 L
#80 Wolfgang Zürrer (G) 26 1996 6'0" 181 L
DEFENSEMEN
#29
Axel Andersson (D) 24 1998 Lausanne, SUI 6'0" 176 R
#96 Alexander Braun (D) 26 1996 Zürich, SUI 6'2" 187 L
#47 Gianluca Burger (D) 23 1999 Zürich, SUI 5'10" 176 R
#27 Xeno Büsser (D) 27 1995 Zürich, SUI 5'10" 183 L
#24 Marc Geiger (D) 36 1986 5'10" 185 L
#26 Sascha Huber (D) 21 2001 Rickenbach, SUI 6'1" 181 L
#94 Silvan Landolt (D) 21 2001 Zürich, SUI 6'1" 190 R
#91 Noah Meier (D) 20 2002 5'11" 181 L
#77 Bryan Peter (D) 27 1995 6'0" 190 L
#16 Patrick Sidler (D) 37 1985 Zürich, SUI 5'9" 179 L
#33 Gabriel Widmer (D) 23 1999 Küsnacht, SUI 5'8" 174 L
#90 Samuel Lukas Widmer (D) 21 2001 5'10" 174 L
FORWARDS
#64 Victor Backman (W/C) 31 1991 Öckerö, SWE 5'11" 192 L
#9 Fabian Berni (LW/RW) 24 1998 Dübendorf, SUI 6'1" 187 L
#26 Fabian Berri (RW) 22 2000 5'11" 196 R
#88 Yannick Brüschweiler (C/LW) 23 1999 5'10" 172 L
#19 Nelson Chiquet (LW/RW) 25 1997 Courgenay, SUI 6'1" 187 L
#72
Léonardo Fuhrer (C/RW) 29 1993 Bern, SUI 6'2" 203 R
#13 Dominik Hardmeier (LW) 25 1997 6'0" 183 L
#18 Ryan Hayes (RW) 33 1989 Syracuse, NY, USA 5'9" 176 R
#90 Mattia Hinterkircher (LW) 27 1995 6'1" 190 L
#98 Lionel Marchand (LW/RW) 21 2001 Zürich, SUI 6'3" 209 L
#11
Shane Mathew (RW) 25 1998 5'10" 174 L
#91 Samuel Oana (RW) 22 2000 5'9" 187 R
#15 Rihards Puide (W/C) 26 1997 Jurmala, LAT 6'0" 196 L
#94 Marcell Révész (F) 22 2000 Veresegyház, HUN 6'4" 214 L
#8 Willy Riedi (F) 24 1998 6'2" 205 L
#17 Antonio Rizzello (LW/C)   “C” 38 1985 Männedorf, SUI 6'0" 185 L
#38 Justin Sigrist (C/LW) 23 1999 Hombrechtikon, SUI 5'11" 172 L
#94 Axel Simic (C/RW) 24 1999 Gumefens, SUI 5'9" 185 R
#71 Kaj Suter (C) 24 1998 Wallisellen, SUI 5'10" 176 L
#94 Adrian Zimmermann (F) 21 2001 Bülach, SUI 5'9" 159 L
Position: G: 4, D: 10, F: 17 | Av Age: 23.13 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt: 184 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
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Nationalities 32 players
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Experience GC Küsnacht Lions: 4 875 GP
SHL: 65 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 183 GP
Liiga: 9 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
2023-01-31T20:00:00+0100 Ticino Rockets GC/Küsnacht - SL
2023-01-28T16:30:00+0100 GC/Küsnacht Thurgau 5 - 2 SL
2023-01-24T20:00:00+0100 GC/Küsnacht Visp 2 - 3 SL
2023-01-21T17:30:00+0100 Basel GC/Küsnacht 4 - 2 SL
2023-01-17T19:33:00+0100 Sierre GC/Küsnacht 3 - 5 SL
2023-01-14T19:45:00+0100 GC/Küsnacht Chaux-de-Fonds 4 - 5 SL
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
01/14/2023
01/14/2023 Up/Down Leaving Jarno Kärki (F) Leaving for ZSC Lions
01/14/2023 Up/Down Leaving Rihards Melnalksnis (F) Leaving for ZSC Lions
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
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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 42 18 - 15 4 5 142 128 67 1.60 3 Clinched Play-Off Spot
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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. Brent Buchmüller (F) 2022-2023 EHC Wetzikon SwissDiv1 21 11 31 42 2
2. Gian-Andrea Thöny (F) 2022-2023 EHC Wetzikon SwissDiv1 21 25 16 41 8
3. Vincenzo Küng (F) 2022-2023 SC Langenthal SL 41 15 25 40 30
4. Daniel Eigenmann (D) 2022-2023 EHC Visp SL 42 9 27 36 20
5. Léonardo Fuhrer (F) 2022-2023 HC La Chaux-de-Fonds SL 42 20 14 34 18
6. Martin Ulmer (F) 2022-2023 HC Innsbruck ICEHL 42 10 22 32 10
7. Tim Kosik (F) 2022-2023 EHC Urdorf SwissDiv3 14 17 14 31 14
8. Adrian Zimmermann (F) 2022-2023 EV Dielsdorf-Niederhasli II SwissDiv3 15 22 8 30 0
9. Ryan Hayes (F) 2022-2023 EHC Lustenau AlpsHL 21 12 18 30 16
10. Dean Kukan (D) 2022-2023 ZSC Lions NL 42 6 22 28 8
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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) 435 29 136 165
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) 435 29 136 165
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" 183 lbs 22.76
2021-2022 5'11" 184 lbs 22.39
2020-2021 5'11" 179 lbs 22.59
2019-2020 5'11" 184 lbs 23.13
2018-2019 5'11" 180 lbs 22.53
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