Björn Christen

Björn-Olaf Christen (born April 5, 1980) is a Swiss former professional ice hockey forward who played in Switzerland's National League A (NLA).

Björn Christen
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Born (1980-04-05) April 5, 1980 (age 39)
Bern, SUI
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for SC Bern
HC Davos
EV Zug
National team   Switzerland
Playing career 1996–2015

Playing careerEdit

Christen began his career as a hockey player in the youth team of SC Bern. In the 1996–97 season he made his senior debut in the National League A, and finished his rookie year as the Swiss champions with Bern. After five years, Christen left Bern in 2001 and moved on to their league rivals HC Davos . With Davos, he won the Spengler Cup in 2001 and 2004, and in 2002 and 2005, the Swiss Championship. In the summer of 2006, Christen moved to EV Zug, for which he remained for the duration of his career.[1]

International playEdit

Christen represented Swiss national team at the Under-18 European Junior Championships in 1997 and 1998, as well as the Under-20 Junior World Championships in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 in part. Furthermore, he was in the squad of Switzerland at the World Championships in 2002, 2003 and 2010, and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City .

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 SC Bern Elite Jr. A 31 25 19 44
1996–97 SC Bern NLA 15 1 0 1 4 8 1 0 1 0
1997–98 SC Bern Elite Jr. A 12 11 9 20 12
1997–98 SC Bern NLA 34 1 6 7 12 6 0 0 0 2
1998–99 SC Bern Elite Jr. A 8 7 9 16 4 3 3 2 5 4
1998–99 SC Bern NLA 33 6 6 12 14 6 0 2 2 2
1999–00 SC Bern NLA 33 6 10 16 10 5 0 0 0 0
1999–00 SC Bern Elite Jr. A 7 4 4 8 14
2000–01 SC Bern NLA 43 6 11 17 28 3 0 0 0 0
2001–02 HC Davos NLA 41 14 10 24 36 14 8 3 11 10
2002–03 HC Davos NLA 44 12 9 21 59 17 6 1 7 6
2003–04 HC Davos NLA 19 2 4 6 10 6 3 0 3 6
2004–05 HC Davos NLA 18 1 6 7 10 15 7 2 9 4
2005–06 HC Davos NLA 43 4 13 17 30 15 4 2 6 20
2006–07 EV Zug NLA 43 17 11 28 36 12 1 4 5 8
2007–08 EV Zug NLA 44 16 13 29 32 7 1 1 2 10
2008–09 EV Zug NLA 43 8 8 16 46 1 0 0 0 0
2009–10 EV Zug NLA 49 14 20 34 48 13 4 3 7 6
2010–11 EV Zug NLA 44 17 17 34 51 10 2 5 7 14
2011–12 EV Zug NLA 49 15 24 39 50 9 2 3 5 10
2012–13 EV Zug NLA 27 2 7 9 12 10 5 1 6 8
2013–14 EV Zug NLA 50 8 14 22 22
2014–15 EV Zug NLA 43 2 12 14 33 6 0 0 0 0
NLA totals 715 152 201 353 543 163 44 27 71 106

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bjorn Christen retires at end of season". EV Zug. 2014-10-08. Retrieved 2014-10-08.

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