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Fantasy Summary

Rathgeb should bring an interesting mix of supporting the rush and chippy behavior. With the organization in flux, versatile players should be kept on watch lists – as he can play both forward and defense.


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June 2018 – The Islanders signed Yannick Rathgeb to a two-year entry-level contract. Rathgeb left the OHL to play pro in the Swiss League after not getting drafted into the NHL. After putting up much better point totals as a pro than he did as an import pick, the Isles brought him on board. It remains to be seen what style of game Rathgeb will play in North America – he has some chippiness to his game but also some ability to join the rush. He has experience at both forward and defense and he owns a plus shot. The Isles lack a lot of right-handed defense help down the lines and this signing may help to alleviate some of that pain.  Michael Farkas

Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 3.5
Country SUI
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 24, 1995
Height 6‘1”
Weight 200 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2005-2006 Langenthal U15U15-Elit- - -- -|        
 2007-2008 Langenthal U15U15-Top2 0 00 0|        
 2008-2009 Langenthal U15U15-Elit28 15 1328 62|        
 2009-2010 Langenthal U15U15-Elit16 23 1639 72|        
  Langenthal U17U17-Top14 4 59 34|        
  Langenthal U20U20-Top5 3 03 0|        
 2010-2011 Langnau U17U17-Elit26 9 918 71|Playoffs2 1 01
  Langenthal U20U20-Top6 2 46 2|Playoffs2 0 00
  Switzerland U16 (all)International-Jr13 6