Hans "Joe" Cattini

This is Hans "Joe" Cattini. Together with brother Ferdinand (aka Pic) he formed a line with Bibi Torriani, generally regarded as the early legend of hockey in Switzerland. The trio led HC Davos to 18 league championships and the starring role on the national team.

"Joe," who doubled as an electrician, was the most underrated of the three. He did switch to defense towards the end of his career, dulling his statistical output. In 111 games with the national team he scored 54 goals.

Inducted to the IIHF hockey Hall of Fame in 1998, Cattini's greatest accomplishment was helping Switzerland capture the bronze medal at the home Olympics in St. Moritz in 1948.

The Cattini brothers were considered to be very "Canadian" in their style of hockey.

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