David Aebischer was born on February 7, 1978 in Geneva, Switzerland and is a retired National Hockey League goaltender. David was drafted in the sixth round, 161st overall, by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. David made his National Hockey League debut on October 18, 2000 and posted his first career shutout on October 26, 2000 in his second career start. David was a member of the 2001 Stanley Cup Champion Colorado Avalanche team where he became the first Swiss player to ever win the Stanley Cup. Internationally, David represented Switzerland on a variety of occasions, including the 1997 and 1998 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, five separate IIHF World Championship tournaments, and the Winter Olympics in 2002 and 2006. After playing in the NHL for the Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadiens, and the Phoenix Coyotes, David retired from professional hockey in 2015.
What was the most memorable moment of your hockey career?
Winning the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 2001
What advice would you give to future professional hockey players?
Be ready to work hard, be persistent and consistant in your attitude and work ethic. And always remember to enjoy the game, if you get to the pro level and make a living playing hockey, you’re pretty darn lucky.
What are you doing now since retiring from professional hockey?
I have been working as goalie coach for my hometown team, Fribourg, in the Swiss A League. Day to day work with professional and youth U17 and U20 goaltenders.