List of Olympic men's ice hockey players for Switzerland

Men's ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Olympic Games since 1920; after its introduction at the 1920 Summer Olympics, it was permanently added to the Winter Olympic Games in 1924.[1] Switzerland has participated in 16 of 23 tournaments, sending 27 goaltenders and 187 skaters.

The Olympic Games were originally intended for amateur athletes, so the players of the National Hockey League (NHL) and other professional leagues were not allowed to compete.[2] Many of Canada's top players were professional, so the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) pushed for the ability to use professional and amateur players. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) refused, and Canada withdrew from the 1972 and 1976 Olympics in protest.[3] In 1986, the IOC voted to allow all athletes to compete in Olympic Games, starting in 1988.[4] The NHL did not allow its players to participate in 1988, 1992 or 1994, because doing so would force the league to halt play during the Olympics. An agreement was reached in 1995 that allowed NHL players to compete in the Olympics, starting with the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan.[5] The Swiss national team is co-ordinated by the Swiss Ice Hockey Association and players are chosen by the team's management staff.

Switzerland has won two bronze medals in men's ice hockey, in the 1928 Games and 1948 Games;[6] Bibi Torriani is the only player who won medals with both teams. Four players have been inducted into the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame – Torriani, brothers Ferdinand Cattini and Hans Cattini,[7] and Jakob Kölliker. Three players – Martin Plüss, Mathias Seger, and Mark Streit – have played in four tournaments; Streit was captain for the first three of his appearances.[8][9] Plüss, Seger, and Streit all have played in 19 games, the most of any Swiss player. Ulrich Poltera holds the record for most goals (21) and most total points (24), while five players have six assists each.

Key

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Player Olympics Tournament(s) GP W L T Min SO GA GAA Medals Notes Ref(s)
David Aebischer 2 2002, 2006 61132810132.77 [11]
Olivier Anken 1 1988 42102201102.73 [12]
Hans Bänninger 2 1948, 1952 96305003232.76  Bronze (1948) [12]
Reto Berra 1 2014 101059011.02
Richard Bucher 1 1988 3120140083.43 [13]
Christian Conrad 1 1956 30201630186.63 [14]
Charles Fasel 1 1928 4211155141.55  Bronze (1928) [15]
Edouard Filliol 1 1924 101059099.15 [15]
Martin Gerber 2 2002, 2006 63203181152.83 [16]
Jonas Hiller 2 2010, 2014 84404952151.82 [17]
Arnold Hirtz 1 1936 110045100.00 [18]
Andre Jorns 1 1976 42202400164.00 [19]
René Kiener 1 1964 20201200178.50 [19]
Albert Künzler 1 1936 202090053.33 [20]
Arnold Martignoni 1 1928 30107001714.57  Bronze (1928) [21]
Alfio Molina 2 1972, 1976 30121770113.73 [22]
Reto Pavoni 1 1992 101060088.00 [23]
Reto Perl 1 1948 43102400153.75  Bronze (1948) [23]
Martin Riesen 1 1956 31201370167.00 [24]
Gérald Rigolet 2 1964, 1972 80704220496.97 [25]
René Savoie 2 1920, 1924 504020107722.99 [25]
Renato Tosio 2 1988, 1992 62403590244.01 [26]
Paul Wyss 1 1952 41202200236.07 [27]

Reserve goaltenders

These goaltenders were named to the Olympic roster, but did not receive any ice time during games.

Reserve goaltenders
Player Olympics Medals Ref(s)
Marco Bührer 2006 [28]
Ronnie Rüeger 2010 [29]
Tobias Stephan 2010, 2014 [29]
Lars Weibel 2002 [30]

Skaters

Skaters
Player Olympics Tournaments GP G A P PIM Medals Notes Ref(s)
Jean-Jacques Aeschlimann 1 2002 43362 [31]
Peter Aeschlimann 1 1972 40002 [31]
Andres Ambühl 3 2006, 2010, 2014 100000 [32]
Mezzi Andreossi 1 1928 20004  Bronze (1928) [33]
Fred Auckenthaler 1 1924 20000 [34]
Bernhard Bagnoud 1 1956 56286 [35]
Samuel Balmer 1 1992 73030 [35]
Gian Bazzi 1 1952 83030 [36]
Jürg Berger 1 1976 51346 [37]
René Berra 1 1972 40000 [38]
Franz Berry 2 1956, 1964 120118 [38]
Sandro Bertaggia 1 1992 70222 [38]
Andreas Beutler 1 1992 701114 [38]
Goran Bezina 1 2006 60220 [39]
Matthias Bieber 1 2014 40000
Alfred Bieler 1 1948 55050  Bronze (1948) [40]
François Blank 1 1952 50000 [41]
Severin Blindenbacher 3 2006, 2010, 2014 1512312 [39]
Simon Bodenmann 1 2014 31010
Heinrich Boller 1 1948 53030  Bronze (1948) [42]
Gaetan Boucher 1 1988 60118 [43]
Patrice Brasey 2 1988, 1992 1110137 [44]
Robert Breiter 1 1928 42020  Bronze (1928) [44]
Mario Brodmann 1 1992 72248 [45]
Damien Brunner 1 2014 40000
Urs Burkart 1 1988 50220 [46]
Ferdinand Cattini 2 1936, 1948 91010  Bronze (1948) IIHFHOF (1998) [10][47]
Hans Cattini 2 1936, 1948 91010  Bronze (1948) IIHFHOF (1998) [10][47]
Bixio Celio 1 1952 41010 [47]
Manuele Celio 2 1988, 1992 132130 [47]
Roger Chappot 1 1964 70008 [47]
Björn Christen 1 2002 40006 [48]
Flavien Conne 2 2002, 2006 71016 [49]
Gian-Marco Crameri 1 2002 40114 [50]
Rodolphe Cuendet 1 1920 20000 [51]
Luca Cunti 1 2014 40000
Pietro Cunti 1 1988 21122 [51]
Patric Della Rossa 2 2002, 2006 100336 [9]
Reto Delnon 1 1952 70220 [9]
Thomas Déruns 1 2010 50000 [52]
Raphael Diaz 1 2010, 2014 90008 [52]
Rolf Diethelm 1 1964 61010 [53]
Paul DiPietro 1 2006 63030 [53]
Hnat Domenichelli 1 2010 51234 [54]
Gérard Dubi 1 1972 40110 [55]
Guy Dubois 2 1972, 1976 92244 [55]
Louis Dufour 2 1920, 1928 63030  Bronze (1928) Team Captain (1928) [8][55]
Hans Dürst 1 1948 75050  Bronze (1948) [56]
Walter Dürst 2 1948, 1952 128080  Bronze (1948) [56]
Walter Dürst 1 1976 43250 [56]
Jörg Eberle 2 1988, 1992 13751212 Team Captain (1992) [8][56]
Keith Fair 1 1992 72576 [57]
Patrick Fischer 2 2002, 2006 102138 [58]
Beat Forster 1 2006 60006 [59]
Ratus Frei 1 1956 50000 [60]
Elwyn Friedrich 1 1964 70000 Team Captain (1964) [8][60]
Philippe Furrer 1 2010 50112 [59]
Gaston Furrer 2 1964, 1972 1101112 [61]
Ryan Gardner 1 2014 30000
Albert Geromini 1 1928 41013  Bronze (1928) [62]
Émile Golaz 2 1952, 1956 133142 [63]
Patrick von Gunten 2 2010, 2014 61010 [64]
Emil Handschin 3 1948, 1952, 1956 184152  Bronze (1948) Team Captain (1956) [8][65]
Otto Heller 1 1936 30000 [66]
Charles Henzen 2 1972, 1976 80006 Team Captain (1976) [8][67]
Steve Hirschi 1 2006 60004 [68]
Paul Hofer 2 1952, 1956 100002 [69]
Ueli Hofmann 1 1976 50114 [69]
Martin Höhener 1 2002 40000 [69]
Denis Hollenstein 1 2014 30112
Felix Hollenstein 1 1988 61122 [69]
Max Holzboer 1 1920 10000 [70]
Renzo Holzer 1 1976 52354 [70]
Doug Honegger 1 1992 20000 [70]
Patrick Howald 1 1992 74374 [71]
Ernst Hug 1 1936 30000 [72]
René Huguenin 1 1972 30110 Team Captain (1972) [8][72]
Marius Jaccard 2 1920, 1924 40000 [73]
Ernest Jacquet 1 1924 10000 [73]
Peter Jaks 2 1988, 1992 133366 [73]
Sandy Jeannin 3 2002, 2006, 2010 151234 [74]
Marcel Jenni 2 2002, 2006 80004 [74]
Heinz Jenni 1 1972 41010 [75]
Oskar Jenny 1 1964 30002 [75]
Roman Josi 1 2014 40000 [75]
Hans Keller 1 1972 40000 [76]
Olivier Keller 2 2002, 2006 1001112 [76]
Ruedi Keller 1 1956 10000 [76]
Walter Keller 1 1956 52132 [76]
Charles Kessler 1 1936 31010 [77]
Dino Kessler 1 1992 700010 [77]
Herbert Kessler 1 1936 30000 [77]
Jakob Kölliker 2 1976, 1988 112688 Team Captain (1988)
IIHFHOF (2007)
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Fritz Kraatz 1 1928 30000  Bronze (1928) [79]
André Künzi 2 1988, 1992 90004 [80]
Peter Lehmann 1 1972 31010 [81]
Romano Lemm 2 2006, 2010 1140410 [82]
Marc Leuenberger 1 1988 60000 [83]
Sven Leuenberger 1 1992 71018 [83]
Bruno Leuzinger 2 1920, 1924 10000 [83]
Paul Lob 1 1920 20000 [84]
Heini Lohrer 1 1948 7110110  Bronze (1948) [85]
Werner Lohrer 1 1948 32020  Bronze (1948) [86]
Alfred Lüthi 2 1988, 1992 1326818 [87]
Ernst Lüthi 1 1976 41012 [87]
Adolf Martignoni 1 1936 10000 [88]
Nando Mathieu 1 1976 53252 [89]
Georg Mattli 1 1976 50000 [89]
Fausto Mazzoleni 1 1988 63032 [90]
Heini Meng 1 1928 31014  Bronze (1928) [91]
Andreas Meyer 1 1976 50114 [91]
Thibaut Monnet 1 2010 50110 [92]
Gil Montandon 2 1988, 1992 111236 [93]
Anton Morosani 1 1928 41010  Bronze (1928) [94]
Simon Moser 1 2014 41012
Ernest Mottier 1 1924 30000 [94]
Paul Müller 1 1924 30000 [95]
Fritz Naef 1 1956 56284 [96]
Bernhard Neininger 1 1976 52026 [97]
Anton Neininger 2 1972, 1976 96286 [97]
Philipp Neuenschwander 1 1988 60332 [98]
Nino Niederreiter 1 2014 40002
Hans Ott 1 1956 51014 [99]
Hans Pappa 1 1956 40000 [100]
Pio Parolini 1 1964 73030 [100]
Thierry Paterlini 2 2006, 2010 1111212 [101]
Kurt Peter 1 1956 50002 [102]
Kurt Pfammatter 1 1964 71122 [103]
Willy Pfister 1 1952 81230 [104]
Thomas Pleisch 1 1936 10000 [105]
Martin Plüss 4 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 1936910 [106]
Gebhard Poltera 2 1948, 1952 1465110  Bronze (1948) [107]
Ulrich Poltera 2 1948, 1952 14213240  Bronze (1948) Team Captain (1952) [8][107]
Jacques Pousaz 1 1972 40220 [108]
Paul Probst 1 1972 40000 [109]
Francis Reinhard 1 1972 41230 [110]
Georg Riesch 1 1956 400010 [111]
Andreas Ritsch 1 1988 61124 [112]
Bruno Rogger 1 1988 631410 [113]
Kevin Romy 1 2014 40110
André Rötheli 2 1992, 2002 111346 [114]
Mario Rottaris 1 1992 72134 [114]
Luzius Rüedi 1 1928 30002  Bronze (1928) [114]
Beat Rüedi 1 1948 52020  Bronze (1948) [114]
Max Rüegg 1 1964 70000 [114]
Ivo Rüthemann 3 2002, 2006, 2010 153362 [115]
Edgar Salis 1 2002 20000 [116]
Walter Salzmann 1 1964 70002 [116]
Raffaele Sannitz 1 2010 51128 [115]
Luca Sbisa 1 2010 50000 [117]
Peter Schlagenhauf 1 1988 62020 [118]
Otto Schläpfer 2 1952, 1956 132028 [118]
Oskar Schmidt 1 1936 20000 [118]
Otto Schubiger 2 1948, 1952 98190  Bronze (1948) [119]
Mathias Seger 4 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 1904422 Team Captain (2014) [117]
Marcel Sgualdo 1 1972 30115 [120]
Walter von Siebenthal 1 1924 30000 Team Captain (1924) [8]
Max Sillig 1 1920 20000 Team Captain (1920) [8][121]
Julien Sprunger 1 2010 52022 [122]
Peter Stammbach 1 1964 70330 [123]
Martin Steinegger 1 2002 40006 [124]
Mark Streit 4 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 193698 Team Captain (2002, 2006, 2010) [8][125]
Alfred Streun 1 1952 40000 [126]
Reto Suri 1 2014 30112
Patrick Sutter 1 2002 40226 [127]
Andreas Ton 1 1992 60002 [128]
Bibi Torriani 3 1928, 1936, 1948 113030  Bronze (1928)
 Bronze (1948)
Team Captain (1936, 1948)
IIHFHOF (1997)
[8][10][128]
Morris Trachsler 1 2014 30002
Hans-Martin Trepp 2 1948, 1952 14183210  Bronze (1948) [129]
Herold Truffer 1 1964 71122 [129]
Rolf Tschiemer 1 1976 53362 [130]
Michel Turler 1 1972 44046 [131]
Donald Unger 1 1924 21010 [132]
Julien Vauclair 3 2002, 2006, 2014 1410110 [133]
André Verdeil 1 1924 31010 [134]
Reto Von Arx 1 2002 20110 [135]
Thomas Vrabec 2 1988, 1992 1326818 [135]
Roman Wäger 1 1988 61014 [135]
Yannick Weber 2 2010, 2014 90008 [64]
Sepp Weingärtner 1 1956 10000 [136]
Peter Wespi 1 1964 71012 [137]
Adrian Wichser 1 2006 60002 [137]
Roman Wick 2 2010, 2014 92358 [64]
Daniel Widmer 1 1976 51230 [137]
Otto Wittwer 1 1964 70002 [138]
Aldo Zenhäusern 1 1976 51010 [139]
Thomas Ziegler 1 2006 51018 [140]
Jürg Zimmermann 1 1964 52022 [141]

See also

Notes

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