EHC Olten has signed former Vernon Vipers defenceman
EHC Olten is a Swiss professional ice hockey team based in Olten, Switzerland, that plays in the National League B, the second best ice hockey league in Switzerland.
After four years at Ohio State University (2010-2014) Gedig signed an amateur tryout agreement with the American Hockey League (AHL) Albany Devils on April 4th 2014. Gedig never played a game with the Devils would sign his first professional contract with the American Hockey League (AHL) Adirondack Flames in October 2014. Gedig attended the Calgary Flames 2014 Training camp before being released-assigned to the Adirondack Flames. Gedig signed to a two-way, AHL contract with the Flames was assigned to the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) Colorado Eagles. Gedig played the 2014-15 season with Colorado before playing last season in Norway with Stjernen. Stjernen is a Norwegian ice hockey team based in Fredrikstad, Norway.
Gedig was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in round 7 #204 overall in the 2009 NHL draft, played parts of one season in Vernon (2009-10) after being acquired from the Cowichan Valley Capitals on November 25th 2009 for Nick Amies, Drew George & future considerations. In 30 games with the Vipers Gedig collected (5-goals-7-assists-12-points).
Curtis Gedig's Player Profile:
This is posted on the EHC Olten website:
The EHC Olten obliges Curtis Gedig
March 23 2016
The Canadian defender Curtis Gedig changes from Norwegian club Stjernen to Olten. In Norway the 24-year-old was the 2-best goal scorer of the uppermost league in this season.
The EHC Olten obliges Curtis Gedig
The EHC Olten places on Canadian power in the defensive. Curtis Gedig will form from the next season together with compatriot Justin Feser the foreign duet with the EHCO. Gedig has signed, just as before forward Feser, for 2 years.
The 190 cm and 93 kg Gedig comes at close range from Vancouver and has the eindrückliches first year on European ice behind itself. With his team Stjernen which has retired on Monday from the Playoffs 26 gates and whole-like 52 Skorerpunkte reach to him in 43 plays. With it he was the most productive defender in the Norwegian Get Ligaen and second-best goal scorer of the whole league.
The Offensiverteidiger with date of birth 14.9.1991 became in 2009 from New Jersey Devils gedraftet, however, did not create the step in the NHL. His abilities fit very well to the European hockey. Curtis Gedig counts as a good skater with hard, exact shot. In addition, his Playmakerqualitäten and a really good eye distinguish him by the attack release. Gedig is convincing not only with his sporty, but also with human qualities. Sports boss Kölliker: ' We are glad very much that we could persuade him to continue his still young career in Olten. Particularly as Curtis was intensely courted and also had various offers from the DEL and Sweden. '
Resignation of Shayne Wiebe
With the obligation of a foreign defender the EHCO ventures a strategy change because in the modern hockey the defenders win more and more in meaning – they do the play and speed up it. ' The shot-immense defenders who can be used especially also in the Powerplay as a best player are rare ', according to Kölliker. Suitably to this profile a läuferisch technically experienced man was found with Curtis Gedig.
This transfer also means that the time of Shayne Wiebe comes to an end in Olten. We thank warmly Shayne for his application in the service of the EHCO and wish Him for his future only the best. (ph)