National League

HC Fribourg-Gottéron confirms the signing of Canadian netminder Barry Brust. Moreover, the club announces that they have agreed to terms with ex-GSHC captain Jim Slater.​

Photo: Kinseher Michael / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Both Brust (photo) and the 34-year-old American center Jim Slater have signed one-year contracts with HC Fribourg-Gottéron and will thus stay with the Dragons at least until the end of the 2017-18 season.

Barry Brust, 33, suited up for KHL's Medvescak Zagreb, Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk and HC Slovan Bratislava in the past four years and will replace Reto Berra, who recently left Fribourg for another shot in the NHL. Last term, Brust appeared in a total of 42 games for Bratislava, posting a save percentage of .918.

Jim Slater, on the other hand, joined Genève-Servette HC from the Winnipeg Jets in summer 2015 following ten straight seasons in the National Hockey League. In a total of 88 games for the Grenats ever since, the 34-year-old managed to score 56 points (26 goals, 30 assists).

As for Czech forward Michal Řepík, HCFG informs that the club and the player have decided to part ways with immediate effect. Řepík's contract would have been valid for one more season. The 28-year-old winger was recently rumored to be a possible trade candidate in exchange for Barry Brust, and in fact, as HC Slovan Bratislava announces later the day, they have signed him to a one-year contract.

With Jonas Holøs, Roman Červenka, Michal Birner, Jim Slater and Barry Brust, HC Fribourg-Gottéron now has five import-players on their roster for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

Last Update: 21 July 2017, 09:27 PM | rlu