While the season remains suspended in both the NHL and the AHL, that doesn’t mean that some players may not be thinking about their future. According to dagenshockey, former NHL defenseman Zach Redmond has committed to signing a contract overseas with the DEL’s EHC Red Bull Munich for the 2020-21 season.
The 31-year-old defenseman has spent the last two seasons with the Rochester Americans on an AHL contract after playing 133 games with the Winnipeg Jets, Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres. Redmond battled through several injuries throughout his career, including a significant injury back in 2013 while with the Jets when a teammate accidently skated over his thigh in a drill, forcing emergency surgery. Regardless, he worked his way back into the lineup and eventually played most of a full season with the Avalanche back in 2014-15 season as well as a depth player for many years after that.
He has had a critical role, however for the Amerks as a leader and veteran. He posted a 21-goal, 50-point season in 2018-19. He started strong this season as well, but struggled in the second half as he has five goals and 30 points in 59 games.