3 players to watch on Team Switzerland at the 2023 World Juniors
Lian Bichsel, D
A six-foot-five monster of a man who really appreciates the physical element of the game. Opponents will be acutely aware of when he’s on the ice. The 18th pick in the 2022 draft by Dallas hasn’t played a ton in the SHL, but that will change as he’s expected to be Switzerland’s top defenceman.
Brian Zanetti, D
The Swiss’ only other NHL drafted player, the 19-year-old Flyers prospect is a slick puck-moving defenceman who has spent the last two seasons with OHL Peterborough.
Attilio Biasca, C/LW
Biasca will play in his third world juniors after spending the last two seasons going undrafted while with the Halifax Mooseheads. It’s not often a European player is the captain of a CHL team, a testament to the leadership skills of this 19-year-old.