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Severin Blindenbacher (born March 15, 1983 in Zurich, Switzerland) is a Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for and is an alternate captain of the ZSC Lions of the National League (NL). He previously played for EHC Kloten, Farjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).

Severin Blindenbacher
Severin Blindenbacher (l), Jeff Tambellini (c) and Patrick Geering (r) – 17.04.2012.jpg
Born (1983-03-15) March 15, 1983 (age 36)
Zürich, Switzerland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 189 lb (86 kg; 13 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NL team
Former teams
ZSC Lions
EHC Kloten
Färjestads BK
Texas Stars
National team   Switzerland
NHL Draft 273rd overall, 2001
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2000–present

Internationally Blindenbacher has played for the Swiss national team at multiple World Championships, and three Winter Olympics.

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Playing careerEdit

A junior with the Swiss National League A club, Kloten Flyers, Blindenbacher was drafted 273rd overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. Unsigned by the Coyotes, Severin remained with the Flyers for the first five years of his professional career before joining fellow NLA club, ZSC Lions. In his fourth year with the Lions, Blindenbacher broke out offensively scoring 13 goals for 35 points in 47 games.

He left the NLA prior to the 2009–10 season and signed with the Swedish club, Färjestads BK of the Elitserien.[1] In his one season with Färjestads, Severin led defensemen in scoring with 8 goals and 19 points in 48 games.

On July 1, 2010, Blindenbacher signed as a free agent to a one-year entry level contract with the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL).[2] He spent the 2010–11 season with their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Texas Stars, before returning to ZSC Lions.

On April 29, 2016, he agreed to a three-year contract extension worth CHF 2.7 million with the Lions.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Kloten Flyers Jr. Swiss Jr. 5 0 2 2 4
1999–00 Kloten Flyers Jr. Swiss Jr. 30 8 10 18 18 4 1 1 2 8
2000–01 Kloten Flyers Jr. Swiss Jr. 4 3 1 4 8 1 0 0 0 4
2000–01 Kloten Flyers NLA 27 0 2 2 17 9 0 0 0 10
2001–02 Kloten Flyers NLA 38 1 3 4 22 10 0 2 2 10
2001–02 Kloten Flyers Jr. Swiss Jr. 1 0 1 1 2
2002–03 Kloten Flyers NLA 43 4 19 23 52 5 1 0 1 4
2003–04 Kloten Flyers NLA 34 4 10 14 58
2004–05 Kloten Flyers NLA 41 10 15 25 66
2005–06 ZSC Lions NLA 44 2 7 9 68
2006–07 ZSC Lions NLA 39 6 12 18 54 7 0 1 1 8
2007–08 ZSC Lions NLA 47 10 8 18 77 16 2 2 4 16
2008–09 ZSC Lions NLA 47 13 22 35 68 4 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Färjestads BK SEL 48 8 11 19 44 7 1 1 2 6
2010–11 Texas Stars AHL 26 1 9 10 10
2011–12 ZSC Lions NLA 40 5 17 22 77 15 0 4 4 16
2012–13 ZSC Lions NLA 35 1 7 8 36 10 2 1 3 29
2013–14 ZSC Lions NLA 50 1 12 13 44 18 1 3 4 16
2014–15 ZSC Lions NLA 46 3 11 14 22 18 1 4 5 12
2015–16 ZSC Lions NLA 46 3 22 25 28 4 1 1 2 0
2016–17 ZSC Lions NLA 43 8 15 23 54 5 0 0 0 27
2017–18 ZSC Lions NL 10 0 2 2 4
NL totals 630 71 184 255 745 128 9 19 28 154
 
Medal record
Men's Ice hockey
Representing    Switzerland
World Championships
  2013 Sweden/Finland

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2001 Switzerland U18 7 2 3 5 10
2001 Switzerland WJC 7 0 0 0 10
2002 Switzerland WJC 7 0 0 0 4
2003 Switzerland WJC 6 2 3 5 4
2005 Switzerland WC 6 1 1 2 12
2006 Switzerland OG 6 0 1 1 6
2006 Switzerland WC 5 0 2 2 12
2007 Switzerland WC 7 0 1 1 2
2008 Switzerland WC 6 0 3 3 2
2009 Switzerland WC 6 0 2 2 6
2010 Switzerland OG 5 1 1 2 4
2012 Switzerland WC 7 0 3 3 2
2013 Switzerland WC 10 0 1 1 12
2014 Switzerland OG 4 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 34 4 6 10 40
Senior totals 62 2 15 17 60

  • All statistics taken from NHL.com[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Blindenbacher ready for Färjestads in 09/10" (in Swedish). Färjestads BK. 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  2. ^ "Stars Sign Pair of Defensemen To Entry-Level Deals". NHL.com. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-08-09.
  3. ^ "ZSC Lions verlängern mit Blindenbacher, Schäppi und Herzog". watson.ch (in German). April 29, 2016. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  4. ^ NHL.com (2009). "Severin Blindenbacher's NHL Profile". NHL.com. Retrieved 2009-04-22.

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