Ice hockey player
| April 28, 1965 (age 50)
Neuchatel, SUI (1965-04-28) |
SC Bern (NLA)
Gil Montandon Wikipedia
Gil Montandon (born April 28, 1965 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland) is a Swiss former professional ice hockey centre. He played in the National League (NL) for HC Fribourg-Gottéron and SC Bern.
He is currently working as a hockey analyst for the Francophone Swiss television station, RTS.
Montandon made his professional debut during the 1984-85 National League season, playing for HC Fribourg-Gottéron. He went on to play 5 seasons with the team before joining SC Bern in the summer of 1989. He played 11 seasons with Bern, winning 3 Swiss championships. In the summer of 2000, Montandon returned to his former team, HC Fribourg-Gottéron, to play 9 more seasons in the National League. He eventually retired from professional hockey at age 43. He played a total of 1,069 games in the National League, tallying 416 goals and 444 assists.1991 - NL Champion with SC Bern
1992 - NL Champion with SC Bern
1997 - NL Champion with SC Bern
He is the first player to have played 1000 games in the Swiss National League.
Gil Montandon played a total of 156 games for the Swiss national team.
He participated in the following tournaments:3 A-World Championships: 1991, 1992, 1993
3 B-World Championships: 1989, 1990, 1994
2 Olympic Games: 1988 in Calgary and 1992 in Albertville
Prior to the 2011-12 MySports League season, Montandon was named head coach of HC Université Neuchâtel. He stayed at the helm of the team for 4 seasons before being named General Manager of Swiss League (SL) team, EHC Visp at the beginning of the 2015/16 SL season. He was then named head coach of the team ad interim, before being replaced by Scott Beattie on December 28, 2015.