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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 managerSwitzerland Gaudenz F. Domenig
Head coachSwitzerland Arno del Curto
CaptainSwitzerland Andres 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 June 3, 2015.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
19   Marc Aeschlimann C L 23 2011 Lugano, Switzerland
10   Andres Ambühl (C) RW R 35 2013 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
29   Beat Forster D L 36 2009 Herisau, Switzerland
27   Samuel Guerra D L 25 2010 Isone, Switzerland
61   Fabian Heldner D R 22 2014 Visp, Switzerland
90   Sven Jung D L 24 2014 Oberthal, Switzerland
47   Simon Kindschi D L 23 2013 Davos, Switzerland
17   Perttu Lindgren C L 31 2013 Tampere, Finland
71   Claude-Curdin Paschoud D L 25 2011 Davos, Switzerland
68   Sven Ryser C R 28 2012 Zürich, Switzerland
32   Noah Schneeberger D R 31 2012 Langenthal, Switzerland
18   Gregory Sciaroni RW R 30 2009 Bellinzona, Switzerland
91   Gilles Senn G L 23 2014 Visp, Switzerland
22   Lukas Sieber LW L 25 2010 Widnau, Switzerland
23   Samuel Walser C L 26 2014 Olten, Switzerland
56   Dino Wieser (A) LW L 29 2006 Küblis, 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 2 August 2014.

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