Kobel's former team, EHC Dübendorf, had already announced his departure to EHC Winterthur a while ago. Kobel is, however, not the only new addition to the team.
The Lions have also agreed to terms with Yannick Hänggi. The 26-year-old defenseman joins Winterthur on a two-year contract. In 17 regular-season games, he recorded two assists for EHC Olten.
The Swiss League team has also decided to extend the contract of Dario Bartholet. The 22-year-old defenseman, who put up three goals and six assists in 44 regular-season games, has signed a one-year deal.