Teemu Hartikainen continues his career in Switzerland.

    Teemu Hartikainen celebrated Olympic gold and World Championship gold in the Lions’ shirt. PETRI SAARELAINEN / AOP

    Teemu Hartikainen is moving to the ranks of HC Geneve-Servette, reports the Swiss website Watson.

    The website says, relying on its sources, that Hartikainen has signed a one-year contract with the club.

    Hartikainen, 32, played the previous nine seasons in the KHL in the shirt of Salavat Yulayev Ufa and was one of the star players of the series. Hartikainen played a total of 472 regular season matches in Salavat with an output of 157+198=355.

    The power forward won the Olympic gold last February in the Leijonien shirt and the World Championship gold at the home games in May.

    Hartikainen has played not only in the KHL but also in the NHL. He represented the Edmonton Oilers organization for three seasons from 2010 to 2013. Hartikainen was able to play 52 NHL regular season games, where the results were 6+7.

    There will be other Finnish players playing in the Geneva-Servette team next season, as the club will be represented by defender Sami Vatanen and forward Valtteri Filppula in the upcoming season. Vatanen and Filppula also played in the club last season.

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