It’s finally happened. A vital member of the Blackhawks is heading overseas.
With that, Patrick Kane becomes the fifth Blackhawks player to head overseas, signing with EHC Biel of National League A in Switzerland. Michael Frolik was the first to sign with a European team, going to Piráti Chomutov of the Czech Extraliga. Michal Rozsival then signed with HC Plzeň in the same league. Soon after, Bryan Bickell signed with Orli Znojmo of the Erst Bank Eishockey Liga, also known as the Austria Hockey League. Viktor Stalberg signed with Frölunda of Elitserien.
You know what this means. More fun with Google Translate with the official article from EHC Biel! (Don’t worry — I’ll be posting a real translation later on tonight.)