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.
Set to return Saturday
LWVancouver Canucks
March 22, 2019
Baertschi (concussion) is in line to play versus Calgary on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Baertschi figures to slot into a bottom-six role out of the gate after missing the last 22 games due to his concussion. Injuries have limited the 25-year-old to a mere 22 outings this season, which could see him miss the 20-point mark for the first time since 2014-15 when he was with Calgary.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:38
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:09
  • 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
15:38
3:09
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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Activated off injured reserve
LWVancouver Canucks
March 20, 2019
Baertschi (concussion) has been activated from injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
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Takes huge recovery step
LWVancouver Canucks
Concussion
March 17, 2019
Baertschi (concussion) has been cleared for contact, but he won't be in action against the Stars on Sunday.
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Continues to skate
LWVancouver Canucks
Concussion
March 17, 2019
Baertschi (concussion) accompanied the team to Dallas and was present for another morning skate Sunday, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
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Spotted at morning skate
LWVancouver Canucks
Concussion
March 13, 2019
Baertschi (concussion) was a full participant at Wednesday's morning skate, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.
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Not ready yet
LWVancouver Canucks
Concussion
February 25, 2019
Baertschi (concussion) won't play in Monday's game versus the Ducks, Patrick Johnston of The Vancouver Sun reports.
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