Mirco Müller
Born (1995-03-21)21 March 1995,
Winterthur, Switzerland
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
New Jersey Devils
Kloten Flyers
San Jose Sharks
Ntl. team Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2013
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2012–present

Mirco Müller (also spelled Mirco Mueller; born 21 March 1995) is a Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). Müller was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the first round, 18th overall, of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

As a youth, Müller played in the 2008 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Swiss Eastern team.[1]

Müller played for the Kloten Flyers organization between 2010 and 2012, mostly playing at junior level. During the 2011–12 season, Müller played seven games in the National League A.[2]

Müller was selected 11th overall by the Everett Silvertips in the 2012 Canadian Hockey League import draft. "Over the last few years, a couple Swiss players played in North America and they told me how high the playing level is there[3] and I’ve always been interested to play in another country, so I was very happy to be picked by Everett," said Müller.[4]

Müller was selected in the first round, 18th overall, by the San Jose Sharks in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, and on 22 September 2013, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Sharks, and returned to Everett.[5] He did not play any exhibition games with the Sharks in 2013 due to an injury.[6]

On 17 June 2017, Müller (along with a fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft) was traded to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a second- and a fourth-round pick in the same draft.[7] On 27 February 2019, Müller was stretchered off the ice due to an injury sustained in a New Jersey home game against the Calgary Flames.

International play[edit | edit source]

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver 2018 Denmark

Müller played for Switzerland in the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Ufa, Russia. Ahead of the tournament, Müller said, "I'm looking forward to playing against the best players in junior hockey, especially the Canadians, Americans, Swedes and the other top nations. It's in a new country that I've never been to before and I'm excited to see what it's like over there."[8]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Müller is the older brother of hockey player Alina Müller, a forward who plays internationally for the Switzerland women's national ice hockey team.[9]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Kloten Flyers Elite Jr. A 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Kloten Flyers Elite Jr. A 26 3 3 6 8 4 1 2 3 2
2011–12 Kloten Flyers NLA 7 1 0 1 0
2012–13 Everett Silvertips WHL 63 6 25 31 57 6 0 1 1 6
2013–14 Everett Silvertips WHL 60 5 22 27 31 5 1 1 2 4
2013–14 Worcester Sharks AHL 9 0 2 2 2
2014–15 Worcester Sharks AHL 3 1 0 1 4
2014–15 San Jose Sharks NHL 39 1 3 4 10
2015–16 San Jose Barracuda AHL 50 1 10 11 35 4 0 0 0 4
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 11 0 0 0 7
2016–17 San Jose Barracuda AHL 62 2 18 20 22 15 0 5 5 6
2016–17 San Jose Sharks NHL 4 1 1 2 0
2017–18 New Jersey Devils NHL 28 0 4 4 4 3 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Binghamton Devils AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2018–19 New Jersey Devils NHL 53 1 10 11 17
2019–20 New Jersey Devils NHL 50 2 5 7 23
NHL totals 185 5 23 28 61 3 0 0 0 0

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Switzerland IH18 7th 4 0 2 2 0
2013 Switzerland WJC18 6th 5 1 2 3 2
2013 Switzerland WJC 6th 6 0 2 2 6
2014 Switzerland WJC 7th 5 1 1 2 14
2015 Switzerland WJC 9th 6 0 1 1 6
2018 Switzerland WC Silver medal icon.svg 10 1 5 6 8
Junior totals 26 2 8 10 28
Senior totals 10 1 5 6 8

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA (2018).
  2. Kloten Flyers team status. Eliteprospects.com (2012-06-03). Retrieved on 2012-06-04.
  3. Specifically, Nino Niederreiter and Sven Bärtschi, who also played in the WHL.
  4. Mueller, Mirco (2 November 2012). Future Considerations. Future Considerations. Retrieved on 15 May 2013.
  5. Yerdon, Joe (22 September 2013). Sharks sign '13 first-round pick Mueller, send him to juniors. NBC Sports. Retrieved on 22 September 2013.
  6. Pollak, David. "Sharks' Mueller, Goldobin will see first NHL action", 23 September 2014. Retrieved on 23 September 2014. 
  7. Devils acquire D Mirco Mueller and pick No. 143 from San Jose (17 June 2017). Retrieved on 18 June 2017.
  8. Mueller to Play for Swiss at World Juniors - Junior Hockey News 7 December 2012
  9. "Alina Muller, sister of NHL's Mirco, shines in Switzerland's rout at Winter Olympics", USA Today, 10 February 2018. Retrieved on 14 February 2018. 

External links[edit | edit source]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tomáš Hertl
San Jose Sharks first round draft pick
2013
Succeeded by
Nikolay Goldobin
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