Injuries Force Former First Round pick to Retire

Published August 2, 2023 at 3:23 PM

With so many players coming into the NHL each and every year, not all of them are bound to work out at the highest level, and sometimes, first-round picks just don't pan out.

A former Flames top pick


Back in 2011, the Flames took a flier on a Swiss forward name Sven Baertschi in the first-round, 13th overall, but ultimately, he played just 66 games with the Flames.

Over that time, he registered 8 goals and 20 assists, before having a solid career where he played in 225 games scoring 110 points, but ultimately, he never became the player Calgary expected.

A solid career come to an end

Unfortunately, it appears his career is coming to an end, as it is being reported that he is retiring from professional hockey after battling with concussion issues throughout his career.

Now, Baertschi will likely be most known as the player Calgary traded to land second-round pick Rasmus Andersson, but even as a first-round pick, he was a solid hockey player throughout his time.
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Injuries Force Former First Round pick to Retire

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