Avs lose another to Europe as Will signs in Czech League

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Colorado netminder Roman Will, who made his NHL debut last season, has left the organization to sign with Czech League club Bili Tygri Liberec, the team announced on Tuesday.

Will, 23, went undrafted out of QMJHL Moncton a few years back but, upon wrapping his junior career and playing well in the Czech League, was signed to a two-year deal with the Avs in 2014.

From there, Will spent time in the ECHL and AHL — appearing in 29 games last season for San Antonio — but also made his first and only big-league appearance in January, coming on in relief of Calvin Pickard in a 6-1 loss to San Jose.

As mentioned in the headline, Will — who was set to become an RFA in July — is just the latest Avalanche player to sign overseas recently. Joey Hishon signed with Finnish-based KHL club Jokerit, while Dennis Everberg returned to his native Sweden.

 

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