National League

Klaus Zaugg (Watson) reported at the end of November that the Finnish goaltender would return to Finland next summer.

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While EHC Kloten did not comment on the report at the time, CEO Anjo Urner provided an update on the situation in the 189th episode of "Puck off!":

"It is very matter-of-fact for us, which is why we haven't commented on it: Juha told us last summer that he would play one more year for us and then return to Finland due to family reasons."

Whether Juha Metsola will join Tappara Tampere, as Zaugg reported, or sign with a different team is, on the other hand, not yet clear. It thus remains to be seen where in Finland the goaltender, who has posted a .904 save percentage in 23 games this season, will play next season.
Puck Off! Episode 189

( 05 December 2023 | mso )