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In an interview with the Tribune de Genève, GSHC's president Laurent Strawson gave some insights on the club's 2019-20 roster planning.

GSHC about to plan their roster and setup for the 2019-20 season
Robert Hradil / RvS.Media

While defender Henrik Tömmernes ((SWE)), forwards Daniel Winnik ((CAN)) and Tommy Wingels ((USA)) are set to stay with the Grenats, Eric Martinsson ((SWE)), Lance Bouma ((CAN)) and Jack Skille ((USA)) will have to look for a new team. As for Swedish defender Johan Fransson, there seems to be some room for him to stay in Geneva.

However, if Genève-Servette HC is going to start the new season with four or five imports on their roster remains an open question: "We will have to determine in consultation with our budget whether to start with four or five foreigners," Strawson told the TdG.

«As part of our philosophy and as far as possible we will try to keep veterans such as Vukovic or Rubin in our club»
Laurent Strawson, GSHC's president

The futures of Goran Bezina, Daniel Vukovic and Daniel Rubin are up in the air: "Whether on or off the ice, we will do everything to keep Goran in the organization. As part of our philosophy and as far as possible we will try to keep veterans such as Vukovic or Rubin in our club," Strawson added. As for netminder Robert Mayer, still according to the same source, the 29-year-old Swiss-Czechian seems to be close to signing a three-year contract extension.

When it comes to Chris McSorley, Strawson ensures that he will not be removed but that the future setup will be discussed in the coming days: "Before we talk about anyone and Chris McSorley in particular, we need to determine what fits best for us. An issue we need to solve is the combination of the two functions of coach and team manager. We are not convinced if it's the right and best solution for one man to wear these two hats, regardless of who he is."

Last but not least, defenseman Eliot Antonietti and forward Juraj Simek, who are both in possession of valid contracts for the 2019-20 season, seem to be no longer in GSHC's future plans and might thus have to leave the club, too.

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( 24 March 2019 | rlu )

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