David Aebischer(1) St. John’s IceCaps
Here’s this year’s pro hockey thinker.
33-year old, Swiss-born 1997 Colorado Avalanche 6th round draft pick (#161 overall) David Aebischer(1) is back playing in a league he hasn’t played in for over a decade, the AHL.
He won the Stanley Cup in 2001. Sure he only played in one game, because some goalie named Patrick Roy happened to be the starter.
To his credit he has 214 games of NHL experience and posts a fairly impressive 2.52 GAA and .912 SV%.
During the last four seasons he has been playing net in his native Switzerland for the team he signed with the year of the lockout, HC Lugano.
In 2011/2012 seemingly out of nowhere, Winnipeg Jets offered him a training camp tryout and he was subsequently signed and reassigned to their AHL affiliate, St. John’s IceCaps.
Weirdo fact: he has an action figure of his goaltending likeness with the Avalanche.