National League

The 33-year-old says to La Liberté that he is going to hang up his skates at the end of the season and start a new life in Canada.

Ralph Stalder is going to retire.
Robert Hradil / RvS.Media

In fall, HC Fribourg-Gottéron made Ralph Stalder an offer for a new contract, but the defenseman turned it down. Now, the defenseman has made up his mind: "I'm going to quit", he says to La Liberté. "After talking with my family, we decided that it was the right time. I didn't want to extend my career and do one year too many."

«I didn't want to extend my career and do one year too many»
Ralph Stalder

After retiring from hockey, Ralph Stalder is planning to move to Canada with his family. Without giving too much detail, he says that there will be a "completely different challenge" waiting for him. "We've been going there every summer for the last ten years," he says to the same source. "The whole family is looking forward to it."

The 33-year-old is currently in his fifth season with Gottéron. Before his time in Fribourg, he also played for Lausanne HC for seven seasons and helped the team to get promoted to the National League back in 2013.

( 07 February 2020 | tme* )
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