Besides the already known arrivals of Arnaud Schnegg and Thomas Hofmann, HC Ajoie also signed HC Lugano's Marc Camichel. The 20-year-old forward suited up for the HCB Ticino Rockets this past season, recording six goals and five assists in 45 games. All three players signed one-year deals including an option for a second one.
16-year-old Malo Gfeller will also be part of the main roster next season, moving up from Ajoie's youth department. The defenseman already made six appearances in the Swiss League.
A few more players of Ajoie's juniors will be on the extended roster, namely Jonathan Moine, Jimmy Richard, Thibaut Henri, Colin Gfeller and Swen Meusy.
As for departures, besides Julien Privet leaving for HC La Chaux-de-Fonds, Fabio Arnold for EHC Winterthur, Valentin Pilet for EHC Visp and Zaccheo Dotti for HC Ambrì-Piotta, as well as Kevin Ryser retiring, Pierric Pouilly will leave for HC Franches-Montagnes, where he already spent most of the past season and Anthony Staiger will move back to Kloten. Nicolas Thibaudeau's destination is not yet known.
In the case of David Prysi, Ajoie and EHC Biel are still discussing where the 20-year-old will be next season.
( 14 April 2020 | esi* )