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Lino Martschini (born January 21, 1993) is a Swiss professional ice hockey forward for EV Zug of the National League (NL) and the Swiss national team. He played his junior hockey for the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

Lino Martschini
Lino Martschini 19th October 2014.jpg
Born (1993-01-21) January 21, 1993 (age 26)
Lucerne, Switzerland
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight 143 lb (65 kg; 10 st 3 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
NL team EV Zug
National team   Switzerland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

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Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

Prior to coming to Peterborough, Ontario, to play for the Peterborough Petes, Martschini was a successful player with many teams in Zug, playing in Top Mini, Elite Novizen, Elite Jr. A, and Top Junioren leagues with teams varying from under-15 to under-20. He also represented his country, Switzerland, in various junior world championships, before being drafted in the 2010 CHL Import Draft by the Petes.[1]

When he arrived in the OHL for the 2010–11 season, Martschini was a top player for the Petes, notching 20 goals and 38 assists for a total of 58 points in 61 games, just shy of a point-per-game. He had only 12 penalty minutes, but was a -35. He was one of the Petes' top players and put out an excellent showing as a rookie on a team that boasted players like Matt Puempel and Ryan Spooner. Both were selected in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, by the Ottawa Senators and Boston Bruins, respectively, but Martschini was passed over.

He returned to Peterborough for 2011–12. Playing in 63 games as a 19-year-old, he notched 21 goals and 35 assists for 56 points, along with eight penalty minutes and a -13. This would be his last year playing in the OHL.

ProfessionalEdit

Martschini left for his native country to play for EV Zug in the National League A, for the 2012–13. He played well in his limited time (39 games), putting up 17 goals and 13 assists for a total of 30 points. He had only 4 penalty minutes and was a +5 rating, for an excellent rookie season.

In the 2013–14, Martschini played more games, but was only able to score 27 points in 50 games (15 goals, 12 assists) in his sophomore year, with just two penalty minutes and a +3.

Prior to the 2015–16 season, Martschini agreed to a four-year contract extension with EV Zug worth CHF 2.5 millions. At the end of the 2015-16 season, he was selected to play in the 2016 World Championship with the Swiss national team. He played 4 of the team's 7 games, tallying only 1 assist.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 EV Zug Elite Jr. A 3 0 0 0 0
2009–10 EV Zug Elite Jr. A 17 14 13 27 2 7 7 2 9 8
2010–11 Peterborough Petes OHL 61 20 38 58 12
2011–12 Peterborough Petes OHL 63 21 35 56 8
2012–13 EV Zug Elite Jr. A 1 0 0 0 0
2012–13 EV Zug NLA 39 17 13 30 4 14 4 10 14 0
2013–14 EV Zug NLA 50 15 12 27 2
2014–15 EV Zug NLA 50 23 24 47 2 6 1 4 5 0
2015–16 EV Zug NLA 50 26 28 54 6 4 0 5 5 0
2016–17 EV Zug NLA 50 23 26 49 6 16 1 9 10 4
2017–18 EV Zug NL 46 15 17 32 6 5 1 1 2 6
2018–19 EV Zug NL 50 22 22 44 6 14 7 10 17 0
NL totals 335 141 142 283 32 59 14 39 53 10

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Switzerland WJC18 5th 6 1 2 3 2
2011 Switzerland WJC18 7th 6 2 4 6 0
2012 Switzerland WJC 8th 6 0 1 1 0
2013 Switzerland WJC 6th 6 1 5 6 0
2016 Switzerland WC 11th 4 0 1 1 0
2019 Switzerland WC 8th 8 1 6 7 0
Junior totals 24 4 12 16 2
Senior totals 12 1 7 8 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Starkman, Randy (12 November 2010). "Tiny, speedy Swiss hockey player has big NHL dream". Toronto Star. Retrieved 15 February 2015.

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