Matt D'Agostini signs with Switzerland's Geneve-Servette for 2014-15
JUL 19, 2014 8:01p ET
National League A's Geneve-Servette Hockey Club announced the signing of Matt D'Agostini to a one-year deal on Friday.
"I am very excited at the prospect of a new experience in Europe and especially in Geneva," D'Agostini said, according to Swiss team's website (translated from French). "I also wait for the season begin! My goal is clearly to serve the team by contributing as much as possible to the group's success. My family is also very happy to discover a new culture and is excited to join Geneva as soon as possible."
D'Agostini previously played overseas during lockout that shortened the 2012-13 NHL season, logging 10 games with SC Riessersee of DEL2, Germany's second-tier league. National League A is Switzerland's most competitive league.
D'Agostini appeared eight games for the Penguins and 49 for the Sabres last season, recording five goals and seven assists along with a minus-15 rating. He became an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
The 27-year-old winger was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the sixth round of the 2005 draft. He has played 324 games in the National Hockey League, accumulating 52 goals and 55 assists.