Jul 19, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT
Journeyman defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron will play overseas next season.
Bergeron, 32, has signed a deal with Zurich ZSC of the Swiss National A League, where he will skate under longtime NHL head coach Marc Crawford, who took the Zurich job last season.
Bergeron spent the 2013 campaign with Tampa Bay and Carolina, racking up 1G-8A in 25 games.
Prior to that, he carved himself a reputation as an offensive defenseman and power play specialist, scoring a career-high 46 points in 2006-07 as he split time between the Oilers and New York Islanders organizations.
It wouldn’t be surprising for Bergeron to get a call from an NHL club at some point during the season, as an injury replacement, stopgap PP solution or for depth as the playoffs draw close.
He does have extensive postseason experience, going to the Stanley Cup Final with Edmonton in 2006 and the Eastern Conference finals twice (once with Montreal, once with Tampa Bay).
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