Renowned Hockey Veteran Announces his Retirement

Published August 24, 2023 at 7:46 PM

The End of an Era: Sven Baertschi's Retirement

The NHL community has long followed the trajectory of Sven Baertschi, but recent developments mark a poignant end to his journey on the ice.

Official Announcement

The whispers and speculations have finally been put to rest. Following initial reports of Baertschi's impending retirement a few weeks ago, the NHL Alumni Association confirmed the news today.

Sven Baertschi has officially announced his retirement from the

Sven was drafted 13th overall to the @NHLFlames in 2011. Over the course of his career, he showcased his skills in 292 regular-season games, playing for the Flames, the @Canucks, and @GoldenKnights. As a left winger, he accumulated an impressive 138 points.

Read the rest in the official tweet below:

Reflecting on Baertschi's Journey

Injuries unfortunately became a recurring theme in Baertschi's story, casting a shadow over his play. Within the last two seasons, he managed to appear in just 81 games due to these setbacks.


His golden season remains the 2017-18 stint with the Canucks, where he delivered 18 goals and amassed 35 points in 68 games.

Looking Ahead

While Baertschi's on-ice adventures come to an end, the legacy of his achievements will resonate for years. We extend our warm wishes for his next chapter and salute an illustrious NHL career.

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