NLA - As reported yesterday, Simon Moser is still looking for a new contract for the upcoming season that meets his expectations. In an interview with slapshot.ch, he now speaks out about his future.Photo fanny schertzer
"It looks like, I will start the season with SC Bern. I have not given up hope that there will be a spot for me in the NHL, but at the moment the rosters are almost full and as I was told, they do not have enough confidence in me that I could start in the NHL right away," the 25-year-old forward answers, asked about his immediate future.
He wants to take the next step in his career that much he makes clear: "To probably play almost a whole season again in the AHL, I view as a step back, which is why I will surely start in Bern. I will see what is going to happen the next one or two months, maybe an opportunity will arise, but otherwise I am sure I will make progress here in Bern as well."
Moser received a contract offer from the Nashville Predators for the league minimum, meaning he would only earn $70,000 if he plays with the Predators AHL affiliate the Milwaukee Admirals. He was, however, told by the Preds that they think he will be an NHL player, but probably in one or two years: "I know though that they tell that probably to a lot of players and if I look at their roster now, it does not look as if they would trust in me for the upcoming season."