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Andres Ambühl (born 14 September 1983) is a Swiss professional ice hockey forward who currently serves as captain of HC Davos of the National League (NL).

Andres Ambühl
CHL, HC Davos vs. IFK Helsinki, 6th October 2015 43.JPG
Born (1983-09-14) 14 September 1983 (age 35)
Davos, Switzerland
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 181 lb (82 kg; 12 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NL team
Former teams
HC Davos
Hartford Wolf Pack
ZSC Lions
National team   Switzerland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present

Playing careerEdit

Ambühl began playing junior hockey in the HC Davos organization, with the club's junior team. In 2000–01, he scored 41 points in 31 games as a junior and debuted in three games with Davos in the NLA. He joined the senior team in 2001–02, scoring eight points in 38 games during his rookie season. Playing with Davos in the 2006 Spengler Cup as tournament hosts, Ambühl scored the championship-winning goal against Team Canada in a 3–2 final win.[1] In 2007–08, Ambühl scored a career-high 26 points in 49 games for HC Davos.

Having previously played nine seasons for Davos, Ambühl signed a contract with the New York Rangers on 27 May 2009.[2] He was then assigned to the Rangers affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League for the duration of the 2009–10 season.

On 17 April 2010, Andres returned to the Swiss NLA, signing with the ZSC Lions.[3] In 2012 he was part of ZSC's Swiss NLA championship winning team. After 3 seasons with the ZSC Lions, Andres Ambühl returned to his home team HC Davos for the 2013–14 season.

On January 28, 2016, Ambühl was signed to a 3-year contract extension with HC Davos worth CHF 3 million.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 HC Davos NLA 3 0 1 1 0
2001–02 HC Davos NLA 38 5 3 8 26 6 1 0 1 4
2002–03 HC Davos NLA 40 6 11 17 18 17 0 2 2 10
2003–04 HC Davos NLA 47 6 16 22 40 6 0 1 1 2
2004–05 HC Davos NLA 43 7 11 18 67 15 3 2 5 12
2005–06 HC Davos NLA 44 7 14 21 50 15 4 1 5 12
2006–07 HC Davos NLA 44 5 13 18 88 19 2 2 4 20
2007–08 HC Davos NLA 49 11 15 26 46 13 5 3 8 8
2008–09 HC Davos NLA 50 17 24 41 98 21 4 3 7 26
2009–10 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 64 8 6 14 37
2010–11 ZSC Lions NLA 50 11 16 27 46 5 2 1 3 4
2011–12 ZSC Lions NLA 48 14 17 31 60 15 5 9 14 6
2012–13 ZSC Lions NLA 45 19 8 27 26 12 3 0 3 2
2013–14 HC Davos NLA 49 8 21 29 44 4 1 1 2 0
2014–15 HC Davos NLA 49 13 16 29 28 15 2 6 8 10
2015–16 HC Davos NLA 50 14 27 41 30 9 6 2 8 10
2016–17 HC Davos NLA 48 12 29 41 53 10 6 1 7 4
2017–18 HC Davos NL 50 12 22 34 47 3 0 0 0 2
2018–19 HC Davos NL 50 12 16 28 57
NL totals 797 179 280 459 824 185 44 34 78 154
 
Medal record
Representing    Switzerland
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2013 Sweden/Finland

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Switzerland WJC18   7 1 2 3 2
2002 Switzerland WJC 4th 7 1 3 4 16
2003 Switzerland WJC 7th 6 0 6 6 6
2004 Switzerland WC 8th 7 1 1 2 6
2005 Switzerland WC 8th 6 0 0 0 2
2006 Switzerland OG 6th 1 0 0 0 0
2006 Switzerland WC 9th 6 1 1 2 8
2007 Switzerland WC 8th 7 0 0 0 12
2008 Switzerland WC 7th 7 2 3 5 2
2009 Switzerland WC 9th 6 2 1 3 6
2010 Switzerland OG 8th 5 0 0 0 0
2010 Switzerland WC 5th 7 4 2 6 4
2011 Switzerland WC 9th 6 1 1 2 4
2012 Switzerland WC 11th 7 1 0 1 0
2013 Switzerland WC   10 2 4 6 16
2014 Switzerland OG 9th 4 0 0 0 0
2014 Switzerland WC 10th 7 1 3 4 4
2015 Switzerland WC 8th 8 1 1 2 0
2016 Switzerland WC 11th 7 0 4 4 6
2017 Switzerland WC 6th 8 3 2 5 14
2018 Switzerland OG 10th 4 0 5 5 2
2019 Switzerland WC 8th 8 2 2 4 2
Junior totals 20 2 11 13 24
Senior totals 121 21 30 51 88

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Canada denied at Spengler Cup". CBC. 2006-12-31. Retrieved 2008-12-31.
  2. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with Andreas Ambuhl". New York Rangers. 27 May 2009. Archived from the original on 31 May 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "ZSC sign Andreas Ambuhl". (in German) ZSC Lions. 2010-04-17. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-04-17. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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