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David Aebischer | Goalie

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (40) / 2/7/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 188
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 6 (161) / COL

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Winnipeg confirmed the signing of David Aebischer to an AHL contract on Wednesday.
The team also announced that he had been assigned to the minors. The move was expected with Ondrej Pavelec and Chris Mason expected to tend to the Jets' crease this year. Thu, Oct 6, 2011 06:28:00 AM

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David Aebischer inked an AHL contract with Winnipeg's minor-league affiliate in St. John's on Monday.

He had the option of returning to Lugano of the Swiss league, but chose to remain within the Jets organization after attending camp on a tryout basis. Aebischer practiced with the team on Tuesday, but he is expected to be assigned to minors soon.
Wed, Oct 5, 2011 06:54:00 AM

David Aebischer will attend Winnipeg's training camp on a tryout.

He is coming over on loan from Switzerland after playing the last four years with HC Lugano. Aebisher is unlikely to land on the Jets' roster for this coming season, with Ondrej Pavelec and Chris Mason in the fold. It will also be tough for him to earn a spot in the AHL with St. John's. Aebisher hasn't appeared in the NHL since 2007-08 with the Phoenix Coyotes.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 08:34:00 PM

It appears that David Aebischer will leave the Phoenix Coyotes organization and play in Europe the rest of the season.

Aebischer signed with the Coyotes in the off-season and was expected to challenge for the number one spot in the Phoenix net this season. But he got off to a poor start and was sent to San Antonio of the AHL where he played in five games with a 2-3 record, a GAA of 2.58 and a save percentage of .898. The Coyotes claimed Ilya Bryzgalov and that set off a chain reaction that sent Alex Auld to the minors and Aebischer back to Europe. Aebischer may return to the NHL next season or it is possible that the rest of his career could be spent in Europe.
Wed, Nov 21, 2007 07:38:00 AM

David Aebischer has been sent down to the AHL.

Aebischer stopped 30 of 33 shots in his only start this season. His career has been in a downward spiral since the lockout. The backstop can only hope to perform well in the minors and show that he can regain some of his 2003-04 success.
Wed, Oct 24, 2007 03:42:00 PM

The Phoenix Coyotes have waived David Aebischer.

Aebischer was thought to have been the number one goaltender when he signed in the off-season, but he was quickly passed by Mikael Tellqvist and Alexander Auld. Should Aebischer pass through waivers, which seems likely, he will either stay with Phoenix or be sent to the minors. Either way, he has no fantasy value at this time.
Wed, Oct 24, 2007 09:27:00 AM

David Aebischer stopped 30 of the 33 shots his faced against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

With his team spending twice the amount of time in the box, Aebischer was at a great disadvantage. Not the start he wanted for his first game of the season.
Wed, Oct 10, 2007 10:39:00 PM

David Aebischer will start his first game of the season between the pipes for Phoenix on Wednesday night.

Aebischer watched the first two games of the season from the press box, as Mikael Tellqvist started both contests to begin the year, while Alex Auld served as his backup.
Tue, Oct 9, 2007 08:20:00 AM

The starting goaltender for the Phoenix Coyotes opener on Thursday is still undecided.

There is a three-way battle between David Aebischer, Alexander Auld and Mikael Tellqvist for the job. Coach Wayne Gretzky said that he will decide on Wednesday as to who will start on Thursday. "I talked to the three goalies (Tuesday), and I told them that ideally, it's not great for everyone, but the three of them have worked hard," Gretzky said. "It's kind of like the Cardinals football team. The two quarterbacks seem to be working, and these three guys have all played well enough that they all deserve to be here." Phoenix has a very poor team this season and whoever wins the number one job in the desert, could be shellshocked before Christmas.
Wed, Oct 3, 2007 09:29:00 AM

David Aebischer is battling Alexander Auld and Mikael Tellqvist for the number one goaltending job in Phoenix.

Aebischer looks to have the inside track at this point, but coming off a poor 2006/07 season, anything is possible. "He's still relatively young and everybody who's played the game has gone through a tough time in their careers," head coach Wayne Gretzky. "Looking at his track record, he seemed to be a guy who worked hard and he had success in the past. Montreal is a hard place to play for a goalie. So here's a new opportunity." Use caution when picking any Coyote goaltender as they should be the worst team in the NHL.
Wed, Sep 26, 2007 10:59:00 AM

David Aebischer stopped 17 of 18 shots en route to a Phoenix win over Anaheim in a shootout.

Josh Tordjman also impressed by stopping all 10 shots thrown at him during regulation time. Aebischer is hoping to regain some of pre-lockout success with the one-year deal he signed with Phoenix. He is worth keeping an eye on as things progress, but he is not worth putting your faith in until he breeds results.
Mon, Sep 17, 2007 12:30:00 AM

David Aebischer secures the starting position in net for preseason opener against Anaheim, says coach Wayne Gretzky.

While Aebischer may start he will only be in net for half of the game, to be replaced by back-up goalie Josh Tordjman. Gretzky has said both will play about half of the game and this could be Tordjman's time to impress the staff and fans. However, the real focus will be on the ailing goaltender Aebischer coming out of an abysmal season with the Habs in 2006-07. Playing 32 games and only winning 13, Phoenix hopefuls (and anyone with Aebischer in their pool for that matter) hopes he has worked out the kinks in the off-season.
Sun, Sep 16, 2007 11:24:00 AM

David Aebischer is looking to have a big season in goal for the Phoenix Coyotes.

Aebischer signed a deal with the Coyotes last month for only $600,000 and is looking to get his career back on track. He has undergone rigorous training during the off-season. "I signed with the Coyotes to start most of the games and play the way I can play . . . and the year in Montreal was just a bump in the road. It was a disappointing season for me last year personally and, of course, I want to bounce back from that. I think I have a great opportunity in Phoenix, and I want to make an impact on that team," Aebischer said. While the Coyotes look like they will struggle a lot just to be in playoff contention, a big year by Aebischer will go a long way to getting Phoenix closer to its goal of making the post-season.
Fri, Aug 10, 2007 06:36:00 AM

David Aebischer's deal with Phoenix is worth only $600,000.

This is a no-brainer move by the Coyotes. It doesn't kill their cap, and it brings a goalie that has plenty to prove. Prior to the lockout, Aebischer had a 2.09 GAA and an impressive .924 save percentage. While he will not repeat those numbers in Phoenix, he should put up respectable statistics. And, if it doesn't work out, it is only a one-year deal. He will be pushed early on by Mikael Tellqvist and David LeNeveu, but should emerge as the starter in the desert.
Sun, Jul 22, 2007 11:48:00 AM

The Phoenix Coyotes have signed David Aebischer to a one-year deal on Thursday.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Aebischer had a rough season last year when he was relegated to backup duty behind Cristobal Huet. He collected only 13 wins to go along with a pedestrian .900 save percentage and an undesirable 3.17 GAA. He joins a crowded crease in Phoenix with Mikael Tellqvist and David LeNeveu already under contract. It's anyone's guess as to how this will turn out.
Thu, Jul 19, 2007 09:53:00 PM

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