Former Tiger defenseman Brian Salcido has left after three years with the Finland A league’s SaiPa and signed with Amur Khabarovsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. The transfer from SaiPa was confirmed on May 13.
Khabarovsk is located in eastern Siberia northeast of China and west of the Kamchatka peninsula.
Jimmy Kilpatrick has signed with Neumarkt of the Italy league. He played last season in Germany for the Hannover Indians, recording 28 points (18 assists) in 33 games.
His new team will open league play against Ritten Sport (Gabe Guentzel‘s new team) on Aug. 31.
Here is an interview piece written by the team and translated from German to English by Google:
The new hope in the storm of wild geese has a name: Jimmy Kilpatrick. The 28-year-old center from the U.S. changes from the Hannover Indians into the lowlands. We have conducted an interview with Kilpatrick in advance and asked him about his transfer to HC Neumarkt Riwega.
Can you tell us briefly your impressions from last season in Hanover?
Hanover is a great city and the Indians have really loyal fans. The hockey in the Bundesliga is a very good level. The whole season for us was a roller-coaster ride, we finally have missed the playoffs.
I’ve heard good about the HC Neumarkt only. I have been told of a small village with great enthusiasm Hockey, a new stadium and a very well-run club. I love the mountains and already looking forward to my first trip to Italy.
Honestly, I do not know really what to expect. The fact that Neumarkt take part in the INL, will certainly raise the level and simultaneously provide viewers with spectacular hockey.
With what objectives you start into the new adventure?
I have only one goal: to celebrate with the team as many victories as possible. Of course I would love to play the playoffs, especially happen in this championship phase everything and everyone can beat anyone. Personally, I will continue to develop on the ice and at the same time absorb everything new. Starting from contact with the fans, new acquaintances and a foreign culture for me.