It was reported earlier by The Hockey Writers that Jonas Hiller is on his way back to Switzerland. He recently signed a 3-year deal to play in the National League A for the EHC Biel.
Flames’ Hiller Headed to Swiss Team EHC Biel https://t.co/Z3iFjBuzuL #THW— The Hockey Writers (@TheHockeyWriter) April 19, 2016
Hiller, the 6'2" goaltender, was signed, undrafted, by the Anaheim Ducks in 2007. In his first season, he earned a .926 save percentage and a GAA of 2.06. By 2009, he replaced Giguere as starting goalie and in 2010 he was re-signed to a 4-year contract with the Ducks. During his time in Anaheim, Hiller was plagued with Vertigo symptoms, which cost him a lot of ice time in 2011.
Once his contract was expired in Anaheim, the Calgary Flames signed him to a 2-year deal. During his first year with the Flames, Hiller started out strong with a save percentage of .918 and a GAA of 2.36. During the 2015-2016 season, he played a mere 26 games, posting a .879 save percentage and GAA of 3.51.
Now 34, Hiller has signed with the EHC Biel team in Switzerland, where he will be closer to family and friends. As posted by Darren Haynes on twitter, Hiller seems content to be moving closer to home.
Thoughts from ex-Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller, quoted on EHC Biel's website today after signing a three-year deal. pic.twitter.com/WyqWXnvzJ2— Darren Haynes (@DarrenWHaynes) April 19, 2016
Good luck to Jonas Hiller in his new adventure in Switzerland!