Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
Reto Berra
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHDATE: 01/03/1987
AGE: 28
DRAFTED: STL: 2006-106 overall
Traded to Calgary by St. Louis with Mark Cundari and St. Louis' 1st round choice (Emile Poirier) in 2013 Entry Draft for Jay Bouwmeester, April 1, 2013. Traded to Colorado by Calgary for Colorado's 2nd round choice (Hunter Smith) in 2014 Entry Draft, March 5, 2014.
2014-15 SEASON
Appeared in 19 games (12 starts) for Colorado, posting a 5-4-1 record with a 2.65 goals-against average, .918 save percentage and one shutout…Earned a 2-1 victory in his first start of the season on Oct. 13 at Boston, stopping 27-of-28 shots…Left early in the first period on Oct. 16 at Ottawa due to injury (neck), forcing him to sit out on Oct. 18 at Montreal…Started a season-high three straight games for Colorado from Nov. 20-25…Was sent to Lake Erie (AHL) on a conditioning assignment, Jan. 10, and returned to Colorado on Jan. 24…Appeared in five games for the Monsters, posting a 3-1-1 record with a 2.57 GAA and .914 Sv%…Became the 11th goaltender in the AHL’s 79-year history to be credited with scoring a goal on Jan. 16 at Chicago Wolves…Stopped all 41 shots and turned aside both shootout attempts to record his first NHL shutout on April 9 vs. Winnipeg…Following the season, Berra competed for Switzerland at the 2015 IIHF World Championship held in the Czech Republic.

2013-14: Appeared in 31 combined games between the Avalanche and Flames, posting a 9-18-3 record with a 3.07 goals-against average and .893 save percentage…Saw action in two games after joining Colorado, going 0-1-1 with a 5.83 GAA…Was acquired from Calgary at the trade deadline on March 5…Made his Avalanche debut on March 19 at Winnipeg, stopping 22 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss…Signed a three-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season on March 13…Appeared in 29 games for the Flames, posting a 9-17-2 record with a 2.95 goals-against average…Began the year with Abbotsford of the American Hockey League, compiling a 4-3-1 record with a 2.66 GAA and a .908 Sv% in nine games…Recalled by Calgary on Nov. 2, Berra stopped 42 shots in a 3-2 OT victory over the Blackhawks in his NHL debut on Nov. 3 at Chicago…Represented his country at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, posting an 0-1 record with a 1.02 GAA in one start for the Swiss…Also competed for his nation at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Belarus following the season.

2012-13: Was named NLA Goaltender of the Year for the second straight season in Switzerland’s top professional league…Was 24-25-0 with three shutouts and a 3.01 GAA in 49 appearances with EHC Biel-Bienne…Also saw action in seven playoff games.

2011-12: Was named NLA Goaltender of the Year after posting seven shutouts in 49 games for EHC Biel-Bienne.

2010-11: Saw action 41 games in his second season with EHC Biel-Bienne.

2009-10: Appeared in 40 regular season games and 10 playoff contests in his first season with EHC Biel-Bienne.

2008-09: Played for three different teams in Switzerland: EV Zug, SCL Tigers Langnau and HC Davos.

Spent the season with HC Davos where he was 9-7 with a 2.73 GAA.

Has competed for Switzerland at one Olympics (2014), four world championships (2012-15) and one world junior championship (2007)…Represented his country at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, posting an 0-1 record with a 1.02 GAA in one start for the Swiss…Stopped 30-of-31 shots in his lone start, a 1-0 loss to Sweden on Feb. 14…Has competed in each of the last four world championships…Appeared in five games for the Swiss at the 2015 IIHF World Championship held in the Czech Republic, posting an 0-5 record with a 3.48 GAA…Saw action in six games at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Belarus, posting a 3-3 record with a .902 Sv%…Helped Switzerland capture the silver medal at the 2013 IIHF World Championship in Stockholm/Helsinki…Posted a 4-0 record with a 1.00 GAA, .967 Sv% and one shutout at that tournament…Stopped all 29 shots in a 3-0 shutout victory over the United States in the semifinal on May 18…Started all six games for the Swiss at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship in Sweden.


Resides in his native Switzerland during the summers…Helped host a practice for the Avalanche’s Pee Wee Team (Boulder Bison) on Feb. 4, 2015 at Pepsi Center…Berra himself participated in the Quebec tournament as a youth hockey player.