“It just went away!” The Bietigheim Steelers of Germany’s DEL are terrified. Your player Avery Peterson has secretly escaped.
Peterson came in from the Milwaukee Admirals at the North American AHL earlier this month. Since then, the American has played two games for his new employer. Before the match at Iserlohn Roosters on December 17, the striker announced that he was no longer able to play because he was ill, had difficulty sleeping and wanted to return to the United States immediately, Bettgheim-Steelers wrote in a letter.
We wanted to send him to the doctor for an examination – he refused. For several days we tried to keep him under medical care – he always refused to do this,” he also did not accept psychological support. “We did all this in close coordination with his agent,” the club said. This in turn tried to influence his pupil.
Bietigheim Steelers Examining a Compensation Claim
Peterson, a six-round draft pick for the Minnesota Wild NHL from 2013, booked his trip without a permit and flew back to the States. “All his equipment was hanging in the cabin, his car was parked in front of the apartment and the apartment key was on the desk – he just disappeared!”
Meanwhile, they decided the 26-year-old had another agent and had already joined a team from the ECHL North American League without the Steelers’ approval.
“Such fraudulent behavior has no place in professional sport,” says the letter from Swabians. You are now examining the legal actions against Avery Peterson regarding breach of contract and potential claims for damages that can be asserted. This was reported to DEL and the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB) – and DEB in turn to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
Even with Peterson’s ancestor, there was a theater
The Bietigheim Steelers are shocked. They knew Peterson well and there were also players from the club’s current squad who knew him from the past, who could recommend the striker as a good ice hockey player and describe him to good people.
After arriving at the beginning of December there was no sign of any problems and he initially integrated well into the team. Peterson also requested early booking of the trip to Germany for his wife, as stipulated in the contract. Until he was suddenly called sick on December 17th.
Even with Peterson’s predecessor, Mitchell Heard, the Bittgheim Steelers family had some turmoil. Due to the Canadian violating the club’s values of dealing with each other on the team, he was suspended twice before the contract was terminated by mutual consent. With Avery Peterson, everything should improve at the bottom of the current DEL schedule.
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