Valentin Nussbaumer

Arizona Coyotes
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Fantasy Summary

A skilled player who hasn’t really stood out since coming to the QMJHL, he still has sleeper potential.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 2.5
Country SUI
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 25, 2000
Height 5‘11”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 7; Overall: 207

Observations

December 2019 – Nussbaumer will play in his now third World Junior Championship for Switzerland. As a veteran of the tournament, he’s expected to be a leader and a top player offensively for the Swiss. Before the 2018-19 season started, Nussbaumer was a highly regarded prospect, considered by many to possibly be picked near the top of the 2019 draft. At just 17 years old, he’d already debuted with the top league in his home country of Switzerland and played in both the U18 and U20 tournaments. Taken fourth overall in the CHL Import Draft, Nussbaumer looked primed to take over the QMJHL with the talent-starved Shawinigan Cataractes. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned with Shawinigan still struggling, winning just 14 games and Nussbaumer not really tearing it up as hoped offensively, 17 goals and 38 points in 58 games. Playing for the first time outside of Switzerland, the Coyotes considered last season a “transition year” and drafted Nussbaumer in the seventh-round of the 2019 draft. Taken that late in the draft, Nussbaumer has the potential to possibly be a steal as the Swiss is a very skilled and smart playmaker who is dangerous inside the offensive zone. He’s skating isn’t the best though with a awkward short stride and his play away from the puck needs work. After a strong rookie camp with the Coyotes a bigger year was expected from Nussbaumer but so far this season his point totals haven’t been huge with seven goals and 25 points in 31 games. Keith Duggan 


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Ajoie U15 U15-Elit 1 1 1 2 0 |          
  Moutier U15 U15-Top 5 4 4 8 0 |          
  Leysin Sport Academy QC Int PW 4 1 1 2 2 |          
 2013-2014 Ajoie U15 U15-Elit 27 11 13 24 28 |          
  Ajoie II U15 U15-Top 8 13 10 23 4 |          
 2014-2015 Ajoie U15 U15-Elit 25 37 20 57 28 |          
  Ajoie U17 U17-Top 2 1 1 2 0 |          
  Biel-Bienne U17 U17-Elit 7 1 4 5 2 | Relegation 4 2 1 3
 2015-2016 Biel-Bienne U17 U17-Elit 31 21 21 42 24 | Playoffs 2 2 2 4
  Biel-Bienne U20 U20-Elit 12 3 8 11 4 | Relegation 7 5 6 11
  Switzerland U16 (all) International-Jr 16 10 4 14 10 |          
 2016-2017 Biel-Bienne U17 U17-Elit 6 6 4 10 4 | Playoffs 4 2 1 3
  Biel-Bienne U20 U20-Elit 29 11 17 28 18 | Playoffs 5 0 3 3
  Switzerland U17 (all) International-Jr 13 4 2 6 6 |          
  Switzerland U18 (all) International-Jr 9 3 2 5 4 |          
 2017-2018 Biel-Bienne U20 U20-Elit 20 7 11 18 32 | Playoffs 8 3 3 6 10 
  Biel-Bienne NLA 26 5 1 6 2 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Ajoie NLB 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Switzerland U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 1 3 4 2 |          
  Switzerland U18 WJC-18 6 1 3 4 0 |          
  Switzerland U18 (all) International-Jr 19 4 11 15 4 |          
  Switzerland U20 WJC-20 5 1 0 1 0 |          
  Switzerland U20 (all) International-Jr 9 1 4 5 2 |          
 2018-2019 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 58 17 21 38 16 | Playoffs 6 1 3 4
  Switzerland U20 WJC-20 7 2 1 3 6 |          
  Switzerland U20 (all) International-Jr 14 4 3 7 6 |          
 2019-2020 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 31 7 18 25 14 |          
  Biel-Bienne NLA 13 1 2 3 2 |          
  Switzerland U20 WJC-20 5 2 5 7 0 |          
  Switzerland U20 (all) International-Jr 5 3 2 5 6 |          

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