According to a report from Ken Campbell of the Hockey News, the Bruin’s Tyler Seguin has signed a contract with EHC Biel of the Swiss National A League, to play with them during the lockout. Seguin’s agent Ian Pulver confirmed with Campbell that the deal is “all but completed, and that Seguin would join the team soon.”
Pulver reportedly said “I can confirm he will play there and leave it at that. I’m not going into the reasons.” With that meaning that he won’t go into the reasons why Seguin, an NHL All-Star in his second season, decided to play overseas and not in the AHL or any other league.
This particular move is not uncommon for NHL players during a work stoppage and Seguin joins a growing list of Canadian- born player who have signed overseas including Logan Couture, Joe Thornton, Jason Demers, Rick Nash, Jason Spezza, and fello Bruin Andrew Ference.
Seguing had just signed a six year, $34.5 million contract extension with the Bruins as the team made a flurry of resignings before the CBA ran out on saurday