So he leads the Manchester Monarchs two years running then he runs off to the Elitserien (SWE) where he ends up as the the 5th leading scorer in the regular season and breaks the scoring record in the playoffs. I have since read that he plans on returning to the Skellefteå for next season unless he gets a one way contract from LA, which is not likely. Is he doing this because he has already played 3 pro seasons in Manchester without seeing 80 games of NHL time and will be a 25 by next March (2013), so he'll end up being a Group VI UFA and can sign with anyone? Can anyone tell me if this is correct?
I know he would have seen some time up in the NHL this season, but he would have ended up just like Matt Moulson was used (or not used). This way he'll be able to make a break from LA free and clear and I'm sure there will be some interested teams, especially if he keeps ripping up the Elitserien (SWE). I'm surprised other players haven't attempted this or maybe they have and just weren't successful.
Hopefully, someone can give me some more info. If he does become a UFA, he might be worth stashing on my farm team in my league come March or April of next year