Sven Baertschi

Autographed Upper Deck hockey card signed via TTM by Sven Baertschi of the Vancouver Canucks
Autographed Upper Deck hockey card signed via TTM by Sven Baertschi of the Vancouver Canucks

Sven Baertschi has been a pleasant surprise for many Canucks fans.  He was casted away from the Calgary Flames for a 2015 2nd round draft pick (Rasmus Andersson) in a trade that drew mixed reviews.  Of course, the debate of whether Vancouver should have kept the second round pick and pick Rasmus themselves will still require a handful more years to evaluate the quality of the trade.  Considering the talent that Vancouver requires on the backend, that may not have been a bad decision.

Sven has yet to really produce this season, scoring all three points in a single game recently although the entire line of the “Killer B’s” require to be better.  At this point in the season, Horvat, Boeser and Baertschi have a total of seven points as of October 11, 2018.  As a comparison, rookie sensation Elias Pettersson has 6 points himself.  Of course, he’s a rookie sensation for a reason.

I’d hope that things do look up as Sven can be a very serviceable player in the future for the Canucks.  He’s young and fits right into the mix of players that will bring this organization to better days.

Gettin’ the auto

A great signature from one of the players fitting in nicely to the Vancouver organization.  I had sent Sven a request for an autograph earlier in the year, January 1st to be exact via the Vancouver Canucks.  I thought this card was possibly long gone as I’d figure that half a season is good enough for a player to respond.  Clearly I was wrong and sent my mail back to me at the end of September.

Signature Links

Sven had a bit of a tough start to the season – having been sick but now he’s back and had a great game vs the Hurricanes on October 9, 2018.

[ 1 ] Sven Baertschi posts three points against Carolina

[ 2 ] Canucks’ Sven Baertschi: Back practicing

[ 3 ] Ed Willes: Dawn of a new season brings fresh optimism, at least for now

A video review of Sven Baertschi

Nice highlight pack of Sven’s goals in 2016/17 NHL season.


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