After five years in the Swiss NLA, Tim Braillard moves to Mullsjö. What will he bring to the Swedish top club?
The 25-year-old has been playing at Alligator Malans all his life. His NLA debut was in 2013, his first of five NLA seasons in total. We’ll have a look at his statistics from this period and from his national team experience with Switzerland. In his first season, which started in 2013, Braillard played 22 games in which he gained 19 points (12+7). From this moment, the only way was up for the small, but fast center. In his second season, Braillard gained 1,65 points per game with his 56 points (23+33) in total, helping his team to the Swiss Superfinal! However, the most important game of the season was lost against Wiler-Ersigen.
Another Superfinal was played in season 2016/2017, but this time, GC Zürich was too strong. However, Braillard had another impressive season with 54 points and an average of 1,93/game. During his last season, Braillard had a back injury and couldn’t play as many games as he wanted. In his nineteen games played, he still scored thirteen times and gave 23 assists though. Malans ended up at fifth place in the ranking and lost the quarterfinal series against GC Zürich 4-1.
Five NLA seasons in summary: Braillard played 135 games and gained 223 points (1,65/game). He scored 85 goals and gave 138 assists.
Internationally, Braillard has played quite some games too. His first Euro Floorball Tour was in 2009, although he only played two games. His first World Championships were in 2016, when he won bronze with Switzerland by beating the Czech Republic 8-5. Braillard gained six points during the tournament (3+3). During the WFC Qualifiers 2018, Switzerland beat Latvia, Russia and three other teams. Braillard became fifth on the top scorers ranking with his fifteen points – of which eleven were assists.
Based on Braillard’s statistics, it’s clear Mullsjö has gotten itself a strong player, who’s always able to find the free man. With Switzerland, he’s played some great games against Sweden and Finland, so one can say Braillard is ready for the SSL. In a couple of months, we’ll find out if he really is!