Vincent Praplan
Born (1994-06-10)June 10, 1994,
Sierre, Switzerland
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NL team
F. teams
SC Bern
EHC Kloten
San Jose Barracuda
Springfield Thunderbirds
Ntl. team Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Vincent Praplan (born June 10, 1994) is a Swiss professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing for SC Bern of the National League (NL).

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Praplan played youth hockey with HC Sierre and EHC Visp before joining the EHC Kloten organization as a 15-year old. He opted to play major junior hockey in North America, skating with the North Bay Battalion in the Ontario Hockey League for the 2013–14 season. Despite scoring 19 goals and 53 points in 61 games, Praplan went undrafted before returning to the NL with EHC Kloten for the following 2014–15 season.

In the midst of his second full season with Kloten in 2015–16, Praplan agreed to a two-year contract extension with Kloten on October 20, 2015.[1]

Praplan participated in the Chicago Blackhawks' development camp in July 2017 and was invited to the San Jose Sharks prospect camp in September 2017.[2]

On August 29, 2017, with one year remaining on his contract, Praplan agreed to a one-year contract extension with Kloten to stay with the team through the 2018–19 season. Both contracts contained NHL-out clauses for both the 2017–18 and 2018–19 seasons.[3] On March 2, 2018, Praplan signed a one-year, entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).[4] His contract with Kloten was immediately terminated once the team got relegated to the Swiss League at the end of the season.

After attending the San Jose Sharks 2018 training camp, Praplan was reassigned to make his North American debut with AHL affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda, to begin the 2018–19 season.[5] While limited through injury to 27 games approaching the trade deadline, Praplan contributed with 16 points for the Barracuda, before he was traded by the Sharks to the Florida Panthers for future considerations on February 22, 2019.[6]

On May 17, 2019, as an impending free agent from the Panthers, Praplan returned to his native Switzerland, joining SC Bern of the NL on a four-year deal through the 2022–23 season.[7]

International play[edit | edit source]

Praplan first represented Switzerland at the junior level at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament and later at the World Junior Championships in 2014.

Praplan was added to the Swiss national team at the senior level in preparation for the 2017 IIHF World Championship. He would make the final squad and make his full international debut in the round-robin stage. Praplan helped Switzerland past the round-robin stage and contributed with 4 goals and 7 points in 8 games to finish in 6th place.[8]

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 11 1 1 2 6 4 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Kloten Flyers Elite Jr. A 36 16 14 30 24 9 6 5 11 10
2012–13 Kloten Flyers Elite Jr. A 34 33 29 62 83 8 4 8 12 4
2012–13 Kloten Flyers NLA 5 0 0 0 0
2013–14 North Bay Battalion OHL 61 19 34 53 16 21 2 2 4 6
2014–15 Kloten Flyers NLA 46 4 4 8 8
2015–16 Kloten Flyers NLA 50 18 15 33 4 4 1 1 2 0
2016–17 EHC Kloten NLA 50 15 27 42 18
2017–18 EHC Kloten NL 47 15 24 39 31
2018–19 San Jose Barracuda AHL 27 4 12 16 14
2018–19 Springfield Thunderbirds AHL 14 2 5 7 4
2019–20 SC Bern NL 50 10 18 28 18
NL totals 248 62 88 150 79 4 1 1 2 0

International[edit | edit source]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2011 Switzerland IH18 7th 4 1 0 1 0
2014 Switzerland WJC 7th 5 0 1 1 6
2017 Switzerland WC 6th 8 4 3 7 2
2018 Switzerland OG 10th 4 0 0 0 0
2019 Switzerland WC 8th 7 1 5 6 4
Junior totals 9 1 1 2 6
Senior totals 19 5 8 13 6

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Extensions for Praplan and Leone (German). Kloten Flyers (2015-10-20). Retrieved on 2015-10-20.
  2. Vincent Praplan and Noah Rod to participate in San Jose Sharks' prospect showcase tournament. swisshockeynews.ch (2017-08-23). Retrieved on 2017-08-23.
  3. EHC Kloten signs Vincent Praplan to early contract extension. swisshockeynews.ch (2017-08-29). Retrieved on 2017-08-29.
  4. Sharks Sign Forward Vincent Praplan (March 2, 2018). Retrieved on March 5, 2018.
  5. Sharks reduce training camp roster by 16 players. San Jose Sharks (September 24, 2018). Retrieved on September 24, 2018.
  6. Sharks trade Vincent Praplan to Panthers. CBS Sports (February 22, 2019). Retrieved on February 22, 2019.
  7. Vincent Praplan has signed a four-year contract with the Bears. swisshockeynews.ch (May 17, 2019). Retrieved on May 17, 2019.
  8. 2017 World Championship roster. International Ice Hockey Federation (2017-05-05). Retrieved on 2017-05-05.

External links[edit | edit source]


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