Louis Robin was the highest-drafted Swiss player this year, as he was selected tenth overall by the Rimouski Océanic in the QMJHL.

The teams of the CHL have made their choices.

Robin, 18, is a product of EV Zug's organization, which he joined three years ago from Lausanne. This season, Robin recorded 55 points in 47 games for the U20 squad of the Bulls. Moreover, he also participated in the U18 World Championships.

Two other forwards, both 16-year-old, have been selected by teams in the QMJHL: Jonas Taibel (13th overall, Moncton Wildcats), and Julien Rod (28th overall, Drummondville Voltigeurs). Taibel is part of the SC Rapperswil-Jona Lakers and holds also an Austrian passport. For his part, Rod grew up in Fribourg, where he captained the U17 squad of the Dragons this season, recording 40 points.

Selected 18th overall, the defenseman of SC Bern Rodwin Dionicio will play in the OHL with the Niagara IceDogs. The 17-year-old put up twelve points for the U20 squad of SC Bern this season and also took part in the U18 World Championships.

Finally, two Swiss youngsters are committed to teams of the WHL: GCK Lions U20's teammates Liekit Reichle (23rd overall, Prince George Cougars) and Maximilian Streule (65th overall, Winnipeg Ice). Reichle, 18, averaged 1.74 points per game this season, collecting 75 points. Defenseman Streule, 17, recorded 13 points in 28 games and played four games at the U18 World Championships.

On a side note, three Swiss players have been selected in the 2021 USHL Entry Draft that took place at the end of May: goaltender Kevin Pasche (43rd overall, Omaha Lancers), and forwards Ray Fust (63rd, Sioux Falls Stampede) and Kevin Lindemann (88th, Muskegon Lumberjacks).

( 30 June 2021 | lle | Report an error )