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Former First Round Pick Unexpectedly Announces Retirement


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Tom Banks
August 2, 2023  (3:49 PM)
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The Calgary Flames have made many first-round picks that haven't panned out over the past few decades, but perhaps none have fallen short like Sven Baertschi.

A first-round choice by the Flames

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Baertschi was taken with the 13th overall pick by Calgary back in 2011, and at one point was seen as the franchise's top prospect, but unfortunately, it didn't quite work out.
The Swiss forward played in just 66 games for Calgary, but went on to solid success after that, playing in 292 games mainly with the Vancouver Canucks, tallying 138 points over a 10-year career.

Concussion issues

Unfortunately, concussion issues have played a big role in his career, and now, he has seemingly had to announce his retirement after last playing with Vegas back in 2021-22.
Sounds like Sven Baertschi has retired from pro hockey. Battled concussions during his time with the #Canucks

Perhaps he will be known most to Flames and Canucks fans as being the player traded for a second-round pick that eventually became potential Flames captain Rasmus Andersson, but we wish him all the best in his post-playing career.
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