For Nelo Surdez it is a return to the club with which he spent his first years in hockey before he joined HC La Chaux-de-Fonds' youth organization. Almost ten years after he left, he will thus again wear the jersey of HC Franches-Montagnes.
Last season, he appeared in a total of 46 games with HC Sierre in the Swiss League. The forward scored five goals and added three assists. He also played four games on loan with the Düdingen Bulls (one assist).