After June 15, players under contract with a Swiss team can no longer be signed by an NHL team. Antti Suomela will thus definitely play his first season in Switzerland come this autumn.
"I'm really looking forward to his arrival here [...]," John Fust, team manager of Lausanne HC, states. "I also hope to be able to give some news about Théo Rochette soon." Rochette just successfully finished his final season with the Quebec Remparts. His team won the Memorial Cup.