Tavares signs with Swiss club Bern
BERN, Switzerland (AP)
Tavares will join Islanders captain Mark Streit, arguably Switzerland's best export to the NHL, at the club. Bern says the 22-year-old Canadian will arrive in Switzerland Tuesday and start training the next day.
Tavares was the first pick of the 2009 NHL draft and earned his first All-Star Game selection last season, in which he earned 81 points in 82 games.
Bern, one of the best supported teams in Europe, says it got financial backing from a benefactor to help pay for Tavares' contract.