Team Switzerland announced on Thursday their roster for the upcoming 2022 IIHF World Championship beginning this weekend in Helsinki and Tampere, Finland. Washington Capitals defensive prospect Tobias Geisser has been added to the team’s roster. Geisser concluded his 2021-22 campaign with the Hershey Bears on Monday.
Former Washington Capitals defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler and former Capitals prospect Damien Riat have also made the team.
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ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals prospect Tobias Geisser will represent Switzerland at the 2022 IIHF World Championship, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.
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The 6’5″, 217-pound defenseman recorded 13 points (3g, 10a) in 68 games with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season. Geisser, 23, recorded AHL career highs in goals, assists and points in 2021-22 and ranked second among Hershey defensemen in plus/minus (8) and tied for second in games played (68). The Stans, Switzerland, native appeared in all three games of Hershey’s First Round Calder Cup Playoffs series, recording one assist.
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In 116 career AHL games with Hershey, Geisser has recorded 14 points (3g, 11a).
Geisser spent the 2020-21 season on loan to EV Zug of the National League (Switzerland), where he recorded 22 points (5g, 17a) in 50 games. Geisser ranked third among the team’s defensemen in goals and points and tied for second in assists in 2020-21. Geisser also represented Switzerland at the 2021 IIHF World Championship, appearing in six games.
The Capitals selected Geisser with their fourth-round pick, 120th overall, in the 2017 NHL Draft.
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