Bottini commits to Penticton for next season

Swiss goal scorer to Vees

Forward Stefano Bottini has committed to Penticton for the 2020/21 season.

Bottini, 17, comes to the Vees with a vast amount of experience playing in his native country of Switzerland. The six foot, 176-pound forward is coming off of his first full season with the HC Lugano under-20 team in the U20-Elite league, the highest level of junior-aged hockey in the country.

Bottini was the second leading scorer on his team with 12 goals and 28 assists for 40 points in 43 games.

The Lugano native has played all of his hockey with the HC Lugano club. He captained his team a year ago and completing the 2019/20 season with the U-20 team.

“I can’t wait to start my new journey in Penticton,” said Bottini, “I will give everything I’ve got to help the team.”

Bottini is a dual citizen of Canada and Switzerland — his mother was born in Canada. 

He has represented the Swiss on a national stage many times, including this past season at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, and has 33 career games of International play.

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