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Zdeno33Lucic* 10-31-2011 07:23 PM

playing hockey in europe and getting paid
 
I know people who do it, but dont have enough info

i know they get paid their trips and almost everything and get paid to play

i believe i am good enough to make a team, where do i have to go, who do i contact etc etc ?

thanks

leoleo3535 10-31-2011 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dougie27Seguin19 (Post 38779129)
I know people who do it, but dont have enough info

i know they get paid their trips and almost everything and get paid to play

i believe i am good enough to make a team, where do i have to go, who do i contact etc etc ?

thanks

1) how old are you?
2) what is the highest level you played at?
3) height/weight?
4) stats from your last 2-3 years at your highest level?

tikkanen5rings* 10-31-2011 07:40 PM

I'm guessing you mean the middle European semipro leagues?
A friend of mine who then played in Finnish 3rd tier received an offer from Belgium. Gear, apartment and 1300 per month iirc. His factory job payed over 3k so needles to say he turned it down :laugh:

Harv 10-31-2011 08:11 PM

Have you played Canadian Jr. A hockey in the CHL or NCAA Div 1 within the last year?

If the answer is no, then a team won't even look at you. I don't care how good you are at stick and puck. Teams want experience and pedigree, not underdog stories.

alko 11-01-2011 03:48 AM

but when you will be looking for a job in for example Romania, Croatia, Italy... there you will have bigger chance. And bigger money. Here in Slovakia is the situation a little bit crazy. Many teams have big money issues, but many of them are looking for old, above 30 Czech players. And they are not so cheap.

Ciccarelli 11-01-2011 07:42 AM

You'd pretty much have to be at least a pretty good AHL'er to be certain to make a good living playing hockey in Europe. There is a handfull of ECHL'ers who have made the bigger leagues in Europe but not many (mostly the ones in DEL). Then again if your goal is to make some of the lesser leagues (Italy, Great Britain and such) you don't necessarily have to be a junior star or even a really good ECHL'er. For example (if you're a forward) a PPG record from the OHL or 0.5 PPG from the ECHL should do. Although with stats like that you'd only get paid very little, as in McDonald's little.


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