Thursday, September 9, 2010
Richard Park signs with Swiss team
GENEVA -- NHL veteran Richard Park has signed a three-year contract with Swiss club Geneva-Servette.
Coach Chris McSorley says the 34-year-old winger chose Geneva-Servette over NHL and European teams.
Park has played 722 games in 16 seasons in the NHL, including the past four with the New York Islanders.
McSorley tells The Associated Press he spoke with the Islanders' Swiss defenseman Mark Streit about Park before making him the top offseason acquisition. The club lost to Bern in the Swiss playoff finals last season in game seven.
Park previously played in Switzerland with Langnau in 2004-05 during the NHL lockout season.