With the 25th overall selection in the National Hockey League Draft, Future Considerations selects…
Though he has just 25 games to his credit, Baertschi has shown — at times — that he has the makeup of being an impact player for the Calgary Flames. After a brief audition as an emergency recall last season, the Swiss forward had an up-and-down rookie campaign in Calgary but finished with points in his final seven games of the season.
That streak has sparked optimism that the 20-year-old is able to parlay that into a strong start for the Flames next year.
FC’s 25th Ranked Players By Year
2008: Luca Sbisa (PHI, 19th overall)
2009: Dylan Olsen (CHI, 28th overall)
2010: Jaden Schwartz (STL, 14th overall)
2011: Sven Baertschi (CGY, 13th overall)
2012: Oscar Dansk (CBJ, 31st overall)
2013: Andre Burakovsky
For six seasons, Future Considerations has been bringing you the best in NHL Draft eligible content. To celebrate the NHL Draft — our sixth, we’re going back through our previous rankings to identify who was the best of the best at each pick, starting with all our 30th overalls and working to our top picks.