Andrew Ebbett To Sign Overseas for 2015-16 Season

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Andrew Ebbett is the first AHL Penguins free agent to sign overseas this summer.
Former Pittsburgh Penguins and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Andrew Ebbett has decided to take his talents overseas, a source close to the situation told Highland Park Hockey early Wednesday morning. The details of the contract - including the length of the deal and the club he has signed with - won't be announced until July 1st, the source added when reached for comment.

UPDATE: SC Bern of the Swiss A League has confirmed what you already knew if you follow/read here. Ebbett has signed a one-year contract to play overseas with former WBS teammate Chuck Kobasew.
Less than a month ago, Ebbett's agent Alec Schall told NBC Sports via email that although Ebbett had drawn interest in Europe that they were focused on "returning to the Pittsburgh Penguins organization". For whatever reason, they opted to sign Ebbett to a contract in Europe for the 2015-16 season.

Ebbett tallied 44 points (17G-27A) in 44 regular season AHL games with the Pens this season while also appearing in 24 NHL games with Pittsburgh (1G-5A). The 32-year-old also added seven points (1G-6A) in eight AHL postseason contests this spring.

UPDATE: Where might Andrew Ebbett be heading for the 2015-16 season?

Back on May 20th, a German language daily newspaper in Switzerland reported Ebbett's name with ties to SC Bern of the Swiss A League.
According to the Berner Zeitung, forward Andrew Ebbett is supposed to fill the third of four import-spots on SC Bern's roster next season. The first two are already taken by the forwards Chuck Kobasew and Cory Conacher, the same source reports.
Kobasew was a former teammate of Ebbett with the AHL Penguins in the 2013-14 season before Kobasew signed a two-year contract with SC Bern last summer. Utica Comets Director of Communications Mark Caswell Jr. reported today that Conacher has indeed signed with SC Bern for next season and won't be back in 2015-16.


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