Pens’ Ebbett signs in Swiss League


Looks like interest from Europe was too much for Andrew Ebbett to pass up.

Ebbett, who split last season between Pittsburgh and AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, has agreed to join Bern of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Wednesday.

Ebbett, 32, just wrapped the last of a two-year, two-way, $1.1M deal that paid $550,000 at the NHL level. He scored six points in 24 games with the Pens and, as he’s done throughout his career, lit up the American League — Ebbett had 44 points in 44 games for the Baby Pens, and another seven in eight playoff appearances.

Back in May, reports surfaced of a potential move to Europe. Ebbett’s agent, Alec Schall, acknowledged there was interest from abroad but said his client’s primary objective — at the time — was to re-sign in Pittsburgh.