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Philippe Furrer will definitely leave HC Lugano at the end of this term. The 32-year-old defender and HC Fribourg-Gottéron have agreed on a three-year deal through to the 2020-21 season.

Photo: Monika Majer / RvS.Media

The Dragons were not the only team interested in the Swiss international. While EHC Biel's CEO Daniel Villard recently confirmed on-going negotiations, Genève-Servette HC supposedly made a substantial contract offer. The SCL Tigers were, according to Blick, also interested.

Furrer made his National League debut with his youth team SC Bern in the 2001-02 season. Since then, the defenseman has appeared in 625 games in Switzerland's highest league, scoring 49 goals and 150 assists. After 14 straight seasons with the Bears and three Championship titles, he finally moved to the shores of lake Lugano in 2015.

This term, Furrer has suited up in 16 games for the Bianconeri and put up one goal and eight assists. He currently has a team-high plus-12 rating.

Last Update: 26 October 2017, 09:01 AM | rlu/jca
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