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The 36-year-old former HC Fribourg-Gottéron forward will return to the States and join the Michigan State University's coaching staff.

Jim Slater puts an end to his professional career
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“We’re thrilled to have Jim Slater join the program as a volunteer assistant,” MSU head coach Danton Cole said. “Jim is coming off an extensive pro career that included 10 years in the NHL as well significant international competition, including the 2018 Olympics. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that makes him an asset for our program and our players are excited to be able to work with him every day.”

The American center moved to Switzerland in 2016 after playing a total of 592 games with the NHL's Atlanta Trashers and the Winnipeg Jets (138 points). In Switzerland, he suited up for Genève-Servette HC and most recently for HC Fribourg-Gottéron, for which he managed to put up 26 goals and 38 assists in 100 games in the past two seasons.

“The program has been a huge part of my life and to be able to come back and be a part of it again is great,” Slater said. “I’m really looking forward to learning from Danton and the rest of the coaching staff. It’s going to be a different experience but one that I’m looking forward to pursuing.”

( 03 September 2019 | rlu )

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