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Retired Numbers

In tribute to truly great names and unique accomplishments, the RETIRED NUMBERS are no longer awarded and are immortalized as a sign of appreciation with a banner under the stadium roof.

#20 Philip Neuenschwander

15 Seasons with EVZ (1980/81-1985/86, 1988/89-1996/97)
EVZ Topscorer 1983

The prolific winger scored 222 goals for EVZ in 546 games. During his two years with HC Davos (1986-88), the Zug native earned a spot in the national team, playing a total of 51 international matches. From 2001 to 2004, the longtime captain served as the sports director for EVZ.

#21 Patrick Fischer

10 Seasons wtih EVZ (1992-1997, 2003-2006 und 2007-2009) 
2 x EVZ Topscorer

The national forward, who grew up in the EVZ youth system (181 international games), won championships with Lugano (1999) and Davos (2002) but remains a legend for EVZ. Simultaneously with Sean Simpson (from Hamburg), he returned to Zug in 2003, became the top scorer twice, and achieved the historic feat of being the first EVZ player to join the NHL (2006, Phoenix Coyotes) and KHL (2007, St. Petersburg). From 2013 to 2015, he embarked on his second career as an NLA head coach with HC Lugano and has been serving as the national team coach since 2016.

#33 André Künzi

12 Seasons with EVZ (1990-2002) 
Swiss champion with EVZ in 1998

The longtime national defenseman came to Zug from Bern in 1990 and was a key figure in the EVZ defense for over a decade. After winning his first title in 1989 with SC Bern, he secured his second championship with EVZ in 1998. In 2001, he had to retire from active sports due to chronic issues.

#57 Fabian Schnyder

17 seasons with EVZ (2003-2020)
Swiss champion with EVZ Elite Juniors in 2003 and 2004
Swiss runner-up with EVZ in 2017 and 2019
Swiss Cup winner with EVZ in 2019

Fabian Schnyder joined EVZ in 1996 from Küssnachter SC. As a youth player, he won two championships with EVZ Elite Juniors (2003 and 2004). In 2004, he participated in the World Championship in Finland with the Swiss U20 national team. During the 2003/04 season, he made the transition from Elite Juniors to the Zug National League team. Over 17 seasons and 873 championship appearances, he scored 125 goals, provided 151 assists, and accumulated 276 points for EVZ. He remained loyal to the club until his retirement. With his exemplary attitude, exceptional skating and fighting qualities, the power forward remained a key player until the end. Thanks to his open and humble nature, he was also an ambassador for the club both on and off the ice.

Player Number

To retire a player number, four out of the following five criteria must be met:

  • 10 years with the EVZ 1st team
  • Start of professional career with the EVZ
  • End of professional career with the EVZ
  • Swiss champion with the EVZ
  • 50 games with the A-national team"
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