The Vancouver Canucks have come a long way since Sven Baertschi was considered the team’s best left-winger. Just a year removed from a concussion riddled season that sent him on a depth chart free fall, it seems that the 27-year-old native of Switzerland has been forgotten by Canucks management altogether. But why?
Before missing 56 games of the 2018-19 season, three years prior to that, Baertschi started to become a consistent point producer in the NHL. Stapled to the wing of Bo Horvat, the two created a unique chemistry that continued into the following seasons.