After more than 500 games in the NHL, Colton Sceviour is headed overseas. The veteran forward has signed a one-year contract with SC Bern of the Swiss National League, ending his time in North America for now.
Sceviour, 33, found himself back in the minor leagues last season for the first time in nearly a decade, playing 22 games for the Edmonton Oilers’ AHL affiliate. He added 35 appearances for Edmonton as well but failed to suit up in a single playoff game and will now try his luck in Switzerland.
Probably underrated for most of his career, Sceviour was a solid bottom-six contributor for many years with the Dallas Stars and Florida Panthers. In 535 regular season games, he tallied 66 goals and 156 points, while contributing in all situations. A useful penalty-killer, he racked up nine short-handed points over the years, and rarely took penalties of his own.
At 33, it isn’t out of the question that Sceviour will make a return at some point but it also isn’t very likely. His NHL career may be over, though another stint in the AHL may happen eventually.