The honors keep coming for Capitals’ defensive prospect Tobias Geisser, who recently was part of the Swiss National League Champion squad, EV Zug. On Sunday May 9, The Swiss National team coach, Patrick Fischer, announced that Geisser would be one of 32 players to be part of the next phase of preparation for the 2021 IIHF World Championships in Riga, Latvia (May 21 to June 6).
Coach Patrick Fischer announced his lineup for the third week of preparation, which take place from May 11-15. It include’s Capitals defensive prospect Tobias Geisser and five of his teammates from EV Zug.
Along with Geisser, Fischer also selected the following teammates of his: goaltender Leonardo Genoni, fellow defenders Santeri Alatalo and Raphael Diaz and forwards Grégory Hofmann and Dario Simion.
Additional players were also added to the team, including one player from Geneve-Servette, EV Zug’s opponent in the finals, and several NHL players, including former Washington Capital Jonas Siegenthaler, whose teams did not qualify for the playoffs. 32 players in all are on the current squad.
❗️ Patrick Fischer hat sein Aufgebot für die nächste Phase der Vorbereitung auf die @2021iihfworlds bekanntgegeben. Vier Spieler aus der NHL und acht Spieler der Playoff-Finalisten @official_EVZ und @officialGSHC stossen nächste Woche zur 🇨🇭 Nati: https://t.co/TzXTMLxiLs pic.twitter.com/PcYSQGZ4bU
— Swiss Ice Hockey (@SwissIceHockey) May 9, 2021
The 2021 IIHF World Championships will take place in Riga, Latvia from May 21 to June 6.
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