March 8, 2012
Kostopoulos-Nemisz-BaertschiBaertschi will start his NHL career on the third line.
#NHLFlames have recalled Sven Baertschi from the #AHLHeatBaertschi has 10 goals and 16 assists in 32 AHL games this season. He has just one assist in 10 games with the Flames this season.
The Flames have assigned Sven Baertschi to Abbotsford (AHL).Baertschi struggled in his 26 games with the Flames. He registered only two goals and nine assists with a minus-4 rating. He was the 13th overall pick in 2011 after he ripped up the Western Hockey league, but he has not developed into the scoring threat the Flames envisioned when they selected him. However this is common with young players and Sven is only 21-years-old and still has a bright future ahead of him. He heads to Abbotsford to develop his game and could find himself back in Calgary soon.
Assests: Possesses amazing puck skills and offensive instincts. Works extremely hard at his game, and he’s also not afraid of playing in high-traffic areas. Is equally successful at playmaking and sniping.Flaws: Doesn’t have ideal size for the National Hockey League game, though he has time to fill out. Also needs to up his physical game to keep opponents honest, while remaining vigilent with hits against him.