ZSC Lions of Switzerland’s National League A announced today that they've signed Phantoms defenseman Christian Marti to a three-year contract.
Funny thing about that, though: Marti has another year remaining on the entry-level deal he signed with the Flyers a year ago.
Marti, 23, had a rough season in the American Hockey League this year -- his first and what appears will be his only season as a player in North America. He wound up playing just 27 games for the Phantoms after recurring problems with his shoulder and never really had a great shot at becoming a standout player.
Marti apparently came to North America with the sole purpose of trying to make a go of an NHL career, but even when healthy Marti was stuck among a log jam of defenseman in Lehigh Valley.
Swiss national D Christian Marti has an out-clause for europe, should he not be in the #NHL by december. @LVPhantoms— Nicola Berger (@nbrnzz) May 15, 2016
The Flyers could place Marti on unconditional waivers for purposes of terminating his contract, and that’ll be the end of his time in the organization.
h/t General Fanager