Viktor Stalberg lands two-year deal in Switzerland


It sounds like Viktor Stalberg‘s NHL days are over (for now), as he signed a two-year contract with Swiss League club EV Zug.

Prior to the start of free agency on July 1st, there were rumblings about EV Zug being interested in his services. It took a few days, but they were finally able to agree on a contract.

The 31-year-old picked up 11 goals and 16 points in 75 games with Carolina and Ottawa during the 2016-17 season.

During his time in the NHL, Stalberg also suited up for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Nashville Predators and New York Rangers.

He managed to pile up 82 goals and 168 points in 488 career games. His best season came in 2011-12 when he had 22 goals and 43 points in 79 games with the ‘Hawks.

Stalberg also won the Stanley Cup with Chicago back in 2013.

The fact that he had to head to Switzerland to get a multi-year deal shows just how difficult it’s been for veteran NHLers this off-season.

With EV Zug, he’ll join former NHLers Josh Holden, Raphael Diaz, Carl Klingberg and Jussi Markkanen.