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Hockey Club Davos is a professional Swiss ice hockey club based in Davos, Switzerland. Davos plays in the National League (NL). The team is usually a strong force in the league and often bolster their roster with Swiss national team players and players who once played for National Hockey League teams. HC Davos also has hosted the annual Spengler Cup tournament, an invitational competition, since 1923.

HC Davos
2018–19 NL season
HC Davos logo.svg
CityDavos, Switzerland
LeagueNational League
Founded1921
Home arenaVaillant Arena
Colors         
General managerRaeto Raffainer
Head coachChristian Wohlwend
CaptainAndres Ambühl
Websitewww.hcd.ch

It is generally referred to by its abbreviation "HCD" by the fans.

The team had the lowest attendance of the National League for the 2016–17 season, averaging 4,792 spectators over their 25 regular season home games.[1]

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HistoryEdit

HC Davos was founded in 1921 and was quite successful, dominating the Eastern Swiss championship for over three decades from 1926 to 1960. However, the team was relegated into 1. Liga in 1990, one of the lowest points in its history. After a new beginning, the club moved into the Swiss League, and two years later returned to the NL. Davos has been among the best teams in the league since, with recent league championships in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2015.

In 1923, Davos presented the first Spengler Cup, one of the oldest tournaments in sports still being played. As the local team, Davos plays in this tournament as well, although they are usually strengthened by players from Class A clubs.

HonorsEdit

ChampionsEdit

  • NL Championships (31): 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1958, 1960, 1984, 1985, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2015
Invitational
  • Spengler Cup (15): 1927, 1933, 1936, 1938, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1951, 1957, 1958, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2011

Runners-upEdit

  • NL Championship (12): 1924, 1925, 1928, 1936, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1982, 1986, 1998, 2003, 2006
  • Spengler Cup (25): 1924, 1925, 1926, 1929, 1930, 1935, 1937, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1960, 1969, 1981, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2009, 2012

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated 6 July 2019.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
19   Marc Aeschlimann C L 23 2013 Lugano, Switzerland
29   Sandro Aeschlimann G L 24 2019 Zäziwil, Switzerland
10   Andres Ambühl (C) RW R 35 2013 Davos, Switzerland
77   Thierry Bader C L 21 2018 Winterthur, Switzerland
57   Davyd Barandun D L 19 2017 Sumy, Ukraine
98   Benjamin Baumgartner C L 19 2018 Zell am See, Austria
25   Dominic Buchli D R 21 2017 Davos, Switzerland
70   Enzo Corvi C R 26 2012 Chur, Switzerland
62   Félicien Du Bois (A) D R 35 2014 La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
22   Nando Eggenberger LW L 19 2019 Chur, Switzerland
96   Chris Egli C/LW L 23 2014 Sursee, Switzerland
93   Yannick Frehner RW R 21 2017 Chur, Switzerland
92   Lorenzo Glarner C L 20 2018 Davos, Switzerland
23   Samuel Guerra D L 26 2019 Sorengo, Switzerland
38   Oliver Heinen D L 19 2018 Visp, Switzerland
61   Fabrice Herzog RW L 24 2019 Frauenfeld, Switzerland
13   Luca Hischier C L 24 2018 Naters, Switzerland
90   Sven Jung D L 24 2014 Oberthal, Switzerland
9   Tino Kessler C R 23 2013 Weesen, Switzerland
16   Lorenz Kienzle D R 31 2019 Schaffhausen, Switzerland
17   Perttu Lindgren C L 31 2013 Tampere, Finland
88   Dario Meyer RW L 22 2018 Bern, Switzerland
94   Florian Niedermaier C L 24 2019 Davos, Switzerland
27   Magnus Nygren D R 29 2017 Karlstad, Sweden
11   Aaron Palushaj RW R 29 2019 Livonia, Michigan, United States
71   Claude-Curdin Paschoud D L 25 2011 Davos, Switzerland
97   Jerome Portmann LW L 22 2015 Davos, Switzerland
75   Lukas Stoop D R 29 2018 Flums, Switzerland
21   Mattias Tedenby LW L 29 2019 Vetlanda, Sweden
30   Joren van Pottelberghe G L 22 2016 Zug, Switzerland
56   Dino Wieser (A) LW L 30 2006 Scuol, Switzerland
65   Marc Wieser RW R 31 2014 Küblis, Switzerland


Notable alumniEdit

Franchise scoring leadersEdit

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed NL/SL/MySports League/ regular season.

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swiss lead attendance study". www.iihf.com. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Hockey Club Davos: 1. Mannschaft" (in German). www.hcd.ch. Retrieved 6 July 2019.

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