The captain of the first team of theHockey Club Lugano for the 2023/24 season will be Calvin Thürkauf.
By agreement with Mark Arcobello, who has worn the C on his jersey for the past three championships, the coaching staff of Luca Gianinazzi has designated the 26-year-old forward number 97 new team captain.
Landed at the Cornèr Arena in the 2021/22 season, Thürkauf he quickly demonstrated in Lugano his qualities technical, athletic and character.
After five seasons spent in North America between youth leagues, the AHL and his NHL debut with the Columbus Blue Jackets., Calvin has collected and won with courage the challenge of leaving his comfort zone in Zug to carve out a central role for himself in the HCL.
His disruptive energy, imposing physique. (188 cm. x 96 kg.) and his innate leadership have transformed him in a short time into a key player on the ice and in the locker room. Even abeyond what they tell the soli numbers (116 games, 31 goals, 34 assists).
Sopecially, Calvin has chosen with conviction to marry long-term sports strategy and the world of theHockey Club Lugano where he has perfectly integrated, renewing llast August agreement with the company until the end of the 2028/29 season.
Over the course of his career Thürkauf, recovering from his spall injuryaright suffered during last May's World Cup in Riga., he has also illustrated himself at the international level, participating with the Swiss national team in three world championshipsyouth (U18, U20), at the Beijing Olympic Games 2022 e at the last two world championships.
The society and the fans wish to Calvin a long and successful journey as captain bianconero in the groove of great players and great people who have had this honor and who have contributed to writing memorable pagesi nethe eighty-two years of the history of theHockey Club Lugano.