Sven Baertschi said he didn't get special treatment from the WHL Portland Winterhawks.
"In Portland, I got treated the exact same way as anybody else on the team," Baertschi said. The WHL recently handed the Winterhawks a massive punishment for multiple player benefit violations. The incidents were reportedly occurring while Baertschi was a member of the team. Baertschi has since moved on to the AHL where he has six goals and 16 points in 18 games this season.