Munich – Kalle is known as history with number 11 in EHC Red Bull Munich. After just 13 – very strong – appearances (five goals, seven assists), guest striker Kalle Kosila’s engagement is over, his regular employer, the Toronto Maple Leafs, ending a loan deal, ordering Finn to return to the NHL .
Therefore it was difficult to find a replacement for replacement. bright. It has already been found. The EHC secured the services of Canadian attacker Andrew Abbate. The 38-year-old signed a contract until the end of the season.
Andrew Abbett: 243 NHL-Spiel
Munich coach Don Jackson said ahead of the game on Wednesday (8.30pm), “Andrew is perfectly suited to replace Kosila. He brings a lot of valuable experience and has proven many times that he has a winning mentality.” . ” Hardcore rival Augsburg Panther.
Abbett’s Vita is impressive. The striker has contracted with traditional Swiss club SC Bern since 2015 (253 games, 70 goals, 141 assists), and has also played 243 games in the NHL, the best league in the world (27 goals, 47) for the Pittsburgh Penguins , Assists for the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, Phoenix Coyotes and Vancouver Canucks. He also played 367 games in the AHL (115 goals, 237 assists).
“I’ve only heard good things about the Red Bulls’ organization and I’m glad that I can play for a championship again this season,” said Abbett, “I’m already proud to be part of this team Feeling it. “
Andrew Abbett contemplates retirement
And the team he is now proud of knows what a 1.75-meter man (80 kg) capacity, from a painful experience. In autumn 2017, Abbate netted twice for Bern in two rounds of 16 against EHC in the Champions League, with him being the three-time Swiss champion. “I’m sad that things broke up with Bern, but I’m looking forward,” said Abbett, who helped shape an era in SC. After his contract was not renewed for this season, he thought about retiring. But then the offer came from Munich.
And there he meets some friends. Because: Ebbett played for Canada at the 2018 Olympic Games on behalf of long-injured EHC striker Derek Roy. There it was for the Ahorblatt wearers in the semi-final against the German national team with EHClern Patrick Hager, Birken to Danny, Daryl Boyle, Frank Mauer, Yassin Ihliz and Yannick Seidenberg. Germany won 4: 3, eventually taking silver. Abbett came home from Canada as a bronze male – and now in Munich.