Sven Baertschi
Sven Baertschi
26-Year-Old Left WingLW
Vancouver Canucks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Baertschi was limited to 14 goals and 29 points in 53 games last season due to injury, an unfortunate circumstance considering he was on pace to score at least 40 points. Even though he re-signed for three years in the summer, Baertschi's long absence seems to have cost him his usual spot on Bo Horvat's left wing. The good news is Baertschi has enough sandpaper in his game to be a very good third-liner, but his fantasy potential is obviously a lot higher on a scoring line. He'll be ranked lower than usual on fantasy lists due to his injury but he certainly has some upside if he can win a top-six job. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $10.08 million contract extension with the Canucks in July of 2018.
Scores twice in defeat
LWVancouver Canucks
January 11, 2019
Baertschi lit the lamp twice Thursday, but it wasn't enough in a 4-3 overtime loss to Arizona.
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This isn't how it's supposed to go for the Canucks. Baertschi is their assist man, not their goal scorer, and when he's scoring goals, things have either gone really well or really far off-script. Don't count on these types of nights moving forward from Baertschi, but know that his assists occasionally make up for his general lack of goals.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:12
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:22
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:01
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
15:53
1:54
0:16
2017–18
15:36
2:02
0:00
2018–19
16:12
3:22
0:01
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After a decent debut campaign with Vancouver in 2015-16, Baertschi took another step forward in 2016-17, finishing third on the team with 18 goals. The former Flame discovered some great chemistry with rising star Bo Horvat and delivered in the clutch with five game-winning tallies. He isn't known for being a massive point producer, as his 35 points last season were a career high, but Baertschi is proving he’s a very capable goal scorer who can contribute on the power play. A potential second line of Baertschi, Horvat and youngster Brock Boeser could make 2017-18 another successful campaign for the Swiss forward.
Baertschi impressed in 69 games with the Canucks last season, notching 15 goals and 28 points. The 23-year-old could play alongside Bo Horvat or Brandon Sutter in 2016-17 and be in for a breakout campaign. The youngster has great speed and a terrific shot and will likely slot in on Vancouver’s second or third line, in addition to seeing power-play time. While he’s only got 138 NHL games under his belt, the Canucks inked him to a two-year contract extension and are confident in his abilities moving forward. The former 34-goal scorer in the WHL has the potential to make a strong impact in fantasy hockey, but he may need just a little more time.
Baertschi has had an up-and-down few years with Calgary, as he has struggled with the immense pressure and overwhelming expectations of being the 13th overall pick. The winger has, at times, had trouble adapting to the speed and toughness of the NHL, but keep in mind he is still only 21 years old. He is more of a finesse player, which can clash with team president Brian Burke's expectations of the Flames, so it's a mystery what Baertschi's role will be in 2014-15. He will certainly get a shot at making the Flames' roster in the fall, but he has to display an improved maturity and work ethic. We're not drafting until we see where things settle.
Baertschi struggled to adjust to the expectations and workload of the NHL early in 2012-13, as the highly prized prospect scored only one point in his first 13 games and he was sent down to the AHL. However, Baertschi caught fire down the stretch upon his recall, scoring at least a point in each of his last seven games. His demotion to the AHL seems to have sparked Baertschi and put a chip on his shoulder, which bodes well for his future. If he can continue his torrid pace from the end of last year, Baertschi could certainly (and quickly) become the best scorer for Calgary. He's likely a future star in the league and should put up 50 to 60 points in 2013-14.
Rarely has a five-game stretch of play excited a city like Baertschi’s in 2011-12. An emergency call-up in March, Baertschi scored three goals and had a plus-2 ratingin those five games and showed why he’s the Flames’ best prospect. It would be a big surprise to not see Baertschi start the season in a Flames uniform, as he tore up the WHL last season and did not look overmatched in the NHL. While it may take him a season or two to fully pick up the nuances of the NHL, he could be a burgeoning superstar and may be worth a flyer in late rounds.
The 13th overall pick in this past year's draft, Baertschi inked an entry-level deal in July. Turning 19 in early October, he has plenty of potential and will likely get a run with the big club during training camp. Keep an eye on this gritty winger with offensive upside, as the Flames are high on him.
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Slated to return Saturday
LWVancouver Canucks
Concussion
December 29, 2018
Coach Travis Green indicated Saturday that Baertschi (concussion) is ready to return to the lineup against the Flames,
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Could return Saturday
LWVancouver Canucks
Concussion
December 28, 2018
Coach Travis Green indicated Friday that Baertschi (concussion) could return Saturday against the Flames. "We'll see how they (Baertschi and Troy Stecher) feel in the morning," said Green.
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Still unavailable
LWVancouver Canucks
Concussion
December 27, 2018
Baertschi (concussion) will not be in action against the Oilers on Thursday.
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Out until after Christmas
LWVancouver Canucks
Concussion
December 18, 2018
Baertschi (concussion) won't return to the lineup prior to the Christmas break, as coach Travis Green told reporters, "I don't expect him to play in the next week before the break."
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Continuing recovery
LWVancouver Canucks
Concussion
December 15, 2018
Baertschi (concussion) participated in Saturday's morning skate, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver.
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