The former youth player of EHC Kloten has no intention of returning to Switzerland before his second year in Saint John is over.

Saint John Sea Dogs

While the Saint John Sea Dogs won the Memorial Cup last week, the 19-year-old Swiss defender did not receive much ice time in the later stages of the season. Vincent Despont, however, is optimistic about the future: "Next season, I will be one of the leaders of the team and I will have more playing time," he says to La Liberté.

A return to EHC Kloten, his youth team with which he still has a contract until 2023, is out of the question for now: "Four months ago, Kloten's team manager called me," Despont says. "He didn't call again. I think he knew that I would stay another year in Saint John. I feel good there and I get along great with the Sea Dogs' GM."

( 05 July 2022 | tme )