Mirco Müller

Last updated on 7 October 2017

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.

Mirco Müller
Born 21 March 1995
Winterthur, Switzerland
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
New Jersey Devils
Kloten Flyers
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2013
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2012–present

Playing career

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.[1]

Müller was selected 11th overall by the Everett Silvertips in the 2012 CHL 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[2] and I’ve always been interested to play in another country, so I was very happy to be picked by Everett," said Müller.[3]

Müller was selected in the first round, 18th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, and on 22 September 2013, he signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Sharks, and returned to Everett.[4] He did not play any exhibition games with the Sharks in 2013 due to an injury.[5]

On 17 June 2017, Müller, along with a 2017 fifth-round pick, was traded to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a second and fourth-round picks in 2017.[6]

International play

Müller played with Team 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."[7]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

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 San Jose Sharks NHL 39 1 3 4 10
2014–15 Worcester Sharks AHL 3 1 0 1 4
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
NHL totals 54 2 4 6 17

International

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
Junior totals 26 2 8 10 28

References

  1. ^ "Kloten Flyers team status". Eliteprospects.com. 2012-06-03. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  2. ^ Specifically, Nino Niederreiter and Sven Bärtschi, who also played in the WHL.
  3. ^ Mueller, Mirco. "Future Considerations". Future Considerations. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  4. ^ Yerdon, Joe (22 September 2013). "Sharks sign '13 first-round pick Mueller, send him to juniors". NBC Sports. Retrieved 22 September 2013.
  5. ^ Pollak, David (23 September 2014). "Sharks' Mueller, Goldobin will see first NHL action". Contra Costa Times. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Devils acquire D Mirco Mueller and pick No. 143 from San Jose". NHL.com. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  7. ^ Mueller to Play for Swiss at World Juniors - Junior Hockey News 7 December 2012

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

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