Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Michel Riesen
Michel Riesen was born April 11, 1979 in Oberbalm, Switzerland. The first round, 14th overall selection of the Edmonton Oilers in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Riesen played with Davos in the Swiss Elite League before making his North American debut.

A two-time member of Switzerland's World Junior team (1997, 1998) and a member of its World Championship team (1998) Riesen made his North American debut with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs in 1998-99. An offensively gifted player, Riesen went on to play three seasons in Hamilton with his best season being in 1999-00 when he registered 60 points (29G-31A). It wasn't until his final year with Hamilton that Riesen was given the opportunity to showcase his talents with the parent club in Edmonton. Riesen went to play a dozen games with the Oilers in 2000-01, registering a single assist before deciding to head back to Switzerland for the 2001-02 season.

After a three year journey in North America, Riesen returned to his homeland and to his club team in Davos where he has played over the past two years.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 12 0 2 2 0 6 2 0 2 0
1995-96 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss-2 34 9 6 15 2 3 1 0 1 0
1995-96 Switzerland WJC-A 6 1 0 1 0
1996-97 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss-2 38 16 16 32 49
1996-97 Switzerland EJC-A 6 6 1 7 2
1996-97 Switzerland WJC-A 6 4 1 5 8
1997-98 HC Davos Swiss 32 16 9 25 8 18 5 5 10 4
1997-98 Switzerland WJC-A 7 4 1 5 0
1997-98 Switzerland WC-A 2 0 1 1 0
1998-99 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 60 6 17 23 6 +1 3 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 73 29 31 60 20 -7 10 3 5 8 4
1999-00 Switzerland WC-A 1 1 0 1 2 -1
2000-01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 12 0 1 1 4 +2
2000-01 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 69 26 28 54 14 -13
2000-01 Switzerland WC-A 6 3 1 4 0 +2
2001-02 HC Davos Swiss 35 12 12 24 28 16 7 8 15 52
2002-03 HC Davos Swiss 44 17 17 34 32 17 3 6 9 8
2003-04 HC Davos Swiss 47 16 13 29 14 6 1 2 3 4
2004-05 HC Davos Swiss 44 19 14 33 10 15 3 5 8 6
2005-06 HC Davos Swiss 39 17 12 29 18 15 9 4 13 8
2006-07 HC Davos Swiss 44 37 14 51 70 15 5 4 9 37
2007-08 HC Davos Swiss 39 13 17 30 18 11 6 3 9 8
2008-09 HC Davos Swiss 50 24 17 41 32 21 9 3 12 4
2009-10 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss 41 11 18 29 12
2010-11 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss 46 9 10 19 16 10 4 0 4 4
2011-12 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss 35 7 11 18 4
2012-13 Rapperswil-Jona Lakers Swiss 47 13 10 23 30 12 1 2 3 4
NHL Totals 12 0 1 1 4


Best Forward at EJC-A (1997)
EJC-A All-Star Team (1997)
WJC-A Second All-Star Team (1998)
Swiss Elite League Rookie of the Year (1998)
Traded to St. Louis by Edmonton with Doug Weight for Marty Reasoner, Jochen Hecht and Jan Horacek, July 1, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), October 2, 2001.
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