Jonas Hiller is going home.
The Flames goaltender for the last two seasons has signed a three-year deal to play for EHC Biel of the Swiss League.
Jonas Hiller über seinen Wechsel zum EHC Biel! pic.twitter.com/nHMwcG1MM6
— EHC Biel-Bienne (@ehcbiel) April 19, 2016
After a reasonably successful first season in Calgary where he helped his team to a playoff berth, Hiller struggled mightily in his second season with the Flames. His save percentage of .879 was the worst of any NHL regular this season.
The former all-star goaltender is now 34 and clearly not an NHL starting goaltender anymore. Hiller never seemed to regain his form after suffering from vertigo following the 2011 NHL All-Star Game.
The nine-year NHL veteran hasn’t played in the Swiss league since leaving HC Davos for the NHL in 2007.
Thoughts from ex-Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller, quoted on EHC Biel's website today after signing a three-year deal. pic.twitter.com/WyqWXnvzJ2
— Darren Haynes (@DarrenWHaynes) April 19, 2016
Hiller leaves the NHL having appeared in 404 games, posting a record of 197-140-37, 2.55 GAA and .914 SV%.