Rangers UFA Nick Ebert returned to North America last summer in the hopes of getting an NHL opportunity. That never materialized so he has decided to head back overseas as Orebro of the SHL announced that they’ve signed Ebert to a two-year contract.
Ebert spent the majority of the season with New York’s AHL affiliate in Hartford where he had five goals and 11 assists in 46 AHL contests this season. He also played in one game with Ottawa’s affiliate as it was the Senators who initially brought him over but moved him early in the year to the Rangers as part of the Vladislav Namestnikov deal.
The 26-year-old previously played with Orebro in 2018-19 as well as a handful of games the year before. It was his performance with them last season that helped get him back on the North American radar even though it didn’t amount to an NHL chance in the end.
Orebro’s press release states that Ebert’s actual arrival date is unknown which seemingly paves the way for him to be a part of New York’s postseason roster if they so desire. Considering he wasn’t recalled during the season. it seems unlikely that they’ll do so in which case he’d be able to join them in August in advance of training camp.