Report: Paul Ranger signs 2-year deal with Swiss club Genève-Servette

by Jul 15, 8:58 AM

Former Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Marlies, and Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with a hockey team based in Geneva, Switzerland - most likely Genève-Servette HC of the NLA - per TSN's Darren Dreger.

The 29-year-old returned to professional hockey in 2012 with the Toronto Marlies after a mysterious three-year absence. He secured a one-way contract with the Maple Leafs last summer, appearing in 53 games for the Leafs. Though his relative shot attempt differential was in the black last season, Ranger faced tertiary competition, was prone to taking minor penalties, and the Leafs were outscored when he was on the ice.

Ranger managed six goals and 14 points for the Leafs last season, but his most memorable sequence in his NHL return was easily his creative 'foot of god' shootout attempt in the preseason.