Yannick Rathgeb
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Yannick Rathgeb

Yannick Rathgeb
Born (1995-10-24) October 24, 1995 (age 24)
Langenthal, Switzerland
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defenseman
Shoots Right
NL team
Former teams
EHC Biel
HC Fribourg-Gottéron
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
National team   Switzerland
Playing career 2015–present

Yannick Rathgeb (born October 24, 1995) is a Swiss professional ice hockey defenseman who is currently playing with EHC Biel of the National League (NL). He previously played with HC Fribourg-Gottéron in the NL and with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing career

Rathgeb played his junior hockey with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), appearing in 91 regular season games (37 points) and 1 playoffs game over 2 seasons.

On March 19, 2015, at the conclusion of his junior career, he returned to Switzerland and joined HC Fribourg-Gottéron of the National League (NL). He made his NL debut during the 2015-16 season, playing a full season of 50 games and racking up an impressive 27 points. At the conclusion of the season, Rathgeb received the NL best rookie award. In his second season with Fribourg, Rathgeb agreed to a two-year contract extension with an NHL-out clause on December 12, 2016.[1]

He went on to play a total of 133 regular season games (89 points) with Fribourg over 3 seasons, before agreeing to a two-year entry level contract with the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL) on April 6, 2018.[2][3] Rathgeb was assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL) to begin the 2018-19 season. He was limited to 32 regular season games in his first year with the Islanders organization and he was released at the end of the season.[4]

On May 20, 2019, Rathgeb joined EHC Biel of the NL on a three-year deal.[5][6]

International play

Rathgeb served as captain of Switzerland's national junior team at the 2015 World Junior Championships.

Rathgeb made his debut with Switzerland men's national team in February 2016.[7]

Personal life

Rathgeb was born in Langenthal, Switzerland and played most of his junior hockey with SC Langenthal's various junior teams before moving to North America in 2013.


  1. ^ "Yannick Rathgeb reste fidèle à FR-Gottéron". Planète Hockey.
  2. ^ "Rathgeb Agrees To Terms". NHL.com.
  3. ^ Islanders, New York. "New York Islanders sign Yannick Rathgeb to two-year deal". swisshockeynews.ch.
  4. ^ "New York Islanders Waive Yannick Rathgeb". Eyes On Isles. May 15, 2019.
  5. ^ "Yannick Rathgeb wechselt zum EHC Biel!". www.ehcb.ch.
  6. ^ "Yannick Rathgeb: Inks three-year deal". CBSSports.com.
  7. ^ "La sélection suisse pour la Slovakia Cup". Planète Hockey.

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