David Reinbacher’s contract doesn’t mean he’ll be playing in North America this season. He has a “Europe clause” for the first 2 seasons.
He could play in Montreal, Laval or Kloten. Kloten’s the likely choice. But a few games on NA soil are possible! #CH
– Marc-Olivier Beaudoin (@MOBeaudoin1) July 5, 2023
But in reality, it’s normal to see him sign quickly.
This means Reinbacher is officially eligible to play NHL games. That said, that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen as soon as the first game of the 2023-2024 season.
Why not? Because the same options (Kloten, Laval and Montreal) are still on the table. We’re all expecting it to be Switzerland, but we’ll see when the time comes, after training camp.
What makes it possible for the young man to play in Europe is the “European clause” in his contract.
Please note: this is not a clause allowing him to return to Europe and never come back. He wants to play in the NHL for the long term, that’s for sure.
Note that he could play nine games at the start of the season here anyway, but once in Europe, he’d have to finish the season there. But in any case, he’ll do what the Habs want… whether that’s in Switzerland, Laval or with the big club in Montreal.
While Reinbacher has a European assignment clause over first two years of his deal, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s MTL or send him back immediately after camp. There’s usually a grace period. If and when they do send him back, though, he stays overseas for his season.
– Eric Engels (@EricEngels) July 5, 2023
There’s also a scenario where the Habs decide to have him finish the season in Quebec. After all, the season in Switzerland ends at the beginning of March, and if Kloten, which isn’t a strong team, doesn’t last long in the playoffs, it could happen.
David Reinbacher and Lane Hutson have spent the last few days on the same pair, and according to @PodcastLaReleve, it could be a duo that complements each other very well in the coming years.
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) July 4, 2023
It’s too early to seriously think about it, but why not?
– Signing alert.
The Rocket and Lions agree to terms on a one-season, two-way contract with defenseman Noah Laaouan!👊
Aged 22, the 6’0″, 185 lb. right-hander collected 8 goals and 15 assists in 57 games last season with the Atlanta Gladiators in the ECHL. pic.twitter.com/4O69oClnGu
– Trois-Rivières Lions (@Lions3r) July 5, 2023
Attendance record: broken.
You love to see it. 😍 pic.twitter.com/onBEV1KGgT
– Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 5, 2023
– Not ideal.
In an interview with @anthonymarcotte, Benoît Groulx opened up about the complicated situation he finds himself in with the Lightning organization.
– BPM Sports (@BPMSportsRadio) July 5, 2023
– Crazy stuff.
With nearly $70 million spent on the foursome, this explains some of the team’s woes. https://t.co/yE8qf0IjQa
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) July 5, 2023
– Of note.