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Niklas Etter


Niklas Etter was Canada’s leading scorer at the 2011 Pan Am Games, recording 24 goals on 34 shots for a scoring percentage of 71. He did that despite being fifth on the team in minutes played, as Canada finished fifth in Guadalajara. He currently plays for HS Biel of the Swiss Liga.


Family: Parents Daniel and Yvonne Etter… Younger sister Nina… Getting into the Sport: Started playing handball at age 6 because his father used to play… Outside Interests: Is in his final year at Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften for physiotherapy… Graduated from Seelandgymnasium Biel in 2009 where he studied biology and chemistry… Enjoys beach volleyball, going to the beach, hanging with friends… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “If you want to be successful you must not be afraid of losing”… Role model is Sidney Crosby because he does his job on and off the ice, giving 120% and he loves it… Has a good luck heart image on his finger… Always travels with his pink pillow… Nickname: Niki…


PAG: 2011 – 5th