Thomas Ziegler (ice hockey)

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Thomas Ziegler
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Thomas Ziegler in 2010 with ZSC Lions
Born (1978-06-09) June 9, 1978 (age 41)
Zürich, SUI
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg; 13 st 6 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
NHL, NLA team
Former teams
SC Bern
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
HC Ambri-Piotta (NLA)
National teamFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
NHL Draft 263rd overall, 2000
Tampa Bay Lightning
Playing career 19972012

Thomas Ziegler (born June 9, 1978) is a Swiss professional ice hockey player.

Professional person who is paid to undertake a specialized set of tasks and to complete them for a fee

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Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team.

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Biography

Ziegler was born in Zürich, Switzerland. As a youth, he played in the 1992 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a team from Zürich. [1] He later played five games in the National Hockey League with the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2000–01 NHL season, but did not score any points. He later won the National League A championship with SC Bern in the 2003–04 NLA season.[ citation needed ]

Zürich Place in Switzerland

Zürich or Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 409,000 inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million and the Zürich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zurich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.

Switzerland Federal republic in Central Europe

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state situated in the confluence of western, central, and southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament

The Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament is an annual minor ice hockey event in Quebec City. The event was founded in 1960 to coincide with the Quebec Winter Carnival, and give an opportunity to players under 12 years of age to have international competition. The tournament raises funds for the local Patro Roc-Amadour foundation, and is mostly run by volunteers and a few staff. The event takes place each year in February at the Videotron Centre, and previously spent 56 seasons at the Quebec Coliseum. As of 2018, the event has showcased the talent of over 1,200 future professionals in the National Hockey League or the World Hockey Association.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1997–98 Zurich NLA 100002
1998–99 Ambri-Piotta NLA3924618
1999–00 Ambri-PiottaNLA45771424
2000–01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 50000
2000–01 Detroit Vipers IHL 678192740
2001–02 Springfield Falcons AHL 30114
2001–02 Bern NLA2535824
2002–03 BernNLA384162063
2003–04 BernNLA461222341091515616
2004–05 BernNLA324913591110112
2005–06 BernNLA395121710360004
2006–07 BernNLA414111560
2007–08 BernNLA474111528
2008–09 BernNLA49391244
2009–10 BernNLA1011212
2010–11 ZurichNLA47471183
2011–12 ZurichNLA3602210
NHL totals50000

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References

  1. "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-03.