For the first time in his 13-year pro career, former Calgary Flames‘ 1st round pick in the 2001 draft (#14 overall), right wing Chuck Kobasew(12) leaves North American hockey to skate with Bern of the NLA (National League A) through 2016.
The not entirely huge 6′ 198 lbs. forward always skates a speedy, in-your-face style and has learned how to steer clear of the penalty box despite his aggressiveness.
The 32-year old is off to a quick start with his new team overseas, putting up 3 goals and a helper in 5 games.
He could continue to jump around a bit leading up to retirement but could also find himself a good place in Switzerland.