Reinbacher and another young defender as reinforcement

Reinbacher and another young defender as reinforcement?

Montreal Canadiens 2023 first-round pick David Reinbacher finished his season in Switzerland and the next stop for him could be across the Atlantic.

The 19-year-old defender's team, EHC Kloten, played its final 2023-2024 regular season game on Monday. The team lost 4 to 0 against HC Ambri-Piotta.

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Reinbacher's team finished a miserable season with a record of 17-29-6. They finished 13th out of 14 places in the National League.

The right-back could therefore join the Montreal organization and move to North America after the relegation series four out of seven against HC Ajoie. However, the results of the qualifying games in the second Swiss league could ensure that it does not take place.

In fact, only two clubs have the financial means to join the National League. If these teams are eliminated in the semi-finals, there will be no relegation.

In the 2023–2024 season, EHC Kloten was led by three different head coaches and finished last in terms of goals scored and conceded in their season. For his part, Reinbacher scored one goal and provided 10 assists in 34 games, for a total of 11 points. He also maintained a -12 differential.

Engström too?

The fifth overall pick in the last NHL amateur auction might not be Sainte-Flanelle's only hope of making the jump to North America soon.

According to The Athletic journalist Arpon Basu, CH wants defender Adam Engström to join the Laval Rocket at the end of the season in Sweden.

There are still four games left in the 2022 draft in the battle for the third-round pick (92nd overall). The Ängelholm Rögle BK flag bearer has scored three goals and 15 assists for 18 points in 47 games so far.