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NHL draft: Huge talent Lian Bichsel chosen in the first round

Lian Bichsel was chosen as the tenth Swiss in the first round of the NHL draft. The defender, who left Biel last season to make his way in Sweden with Leksand, was already drafted in 18th place by the Dallas Stars.

The most successful Swiss in draft history

  • 1. Nico Hischier (2017, New Jersey Devils)
  • 5. Nino Niederreiter (2010, New York Islanders)
  • 9. Timo Meier (2015, San Jose Sharks)
  • 11. Kevin Fiala (2014, Nashville Predators)
  • 13. Sven Bärtschi (2011, Calgary Flames)
  • 14. Michel Riesen (1997, Edmonton Oilers)
  • 18. Lian Bichsel (2022, Dallas Stars)
  • 18. Mirco Mueller (2013, San Jose Sharks)
  • 19. Luca Sbisa (2008, Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 24. Luca Cereda (1999, Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 34. Tobias Stephan (2002, Dallas Stars)
  • 38. Roman Josi (2008, Nashville Predators)
  • 39. Tim Ramholt (2003, Calgary Flames)
  • 53. Noah Rod (2014, San Jose Sharks)
  • 57. Jonas Siegenthaler (2015, Washington Capitals)
  • 60. Janis Moser (2021, Arizona Coyotes)

In 2017, Nico Hischier was drafted #1 by the New Jersey Devils.

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  • 1. Nico Hischier (2017, New Jersey Devils)
  • 5. Nino Niederreiter (2010, New York Islanders)
  • 9. Timo Meier (2015, San Jose Sharks)
  • 11. Kevin Fiala (2014, Nashville Predators)
  • 13. Sven Bärtschi (2011, Calgary Flames)
  • 14. Michel Riesen (1997, Edmonton Oilers)
  • 18. Lian Bichsel (2022, Dallas Stars)
  • 18. Mirco Mueller (2013, San Jose Sharks)
  • 19. Luca Sbisa (2008, Philadelphia Flyers)
  • 24. Luca Cereda (1999, Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 34. Tobias Stephan (2002, Dallas Stars)
  • 38. Roman Josi (2008, Nashville Predators)
  • 39. Tim Ramholt (2003, Calgary Flames)
  • 53. Noah Rod (2014, San Jose Sharks)
  • 57. Jonas Siegenthaler (2015, Washington Capitals)
  • 60. Janis Moser (2021, Arizona Coyotes)
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The Solothurn flew to Montréal on Wednesday accompanied by his agent. “I’ll enjoy it,” he said before departure. And at 3.33 a.m. Swiss time, the 1.97 meter tall and 102 kilo heavy chunk beamed when his name was called.

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