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Richard Park signs three-year deal with Swiss team

The Canadian Press

9/9/2010 9:17:26 AM

GENEVA - NHL veteran Richard Park has signed a three-year contract with Swiss club Geneva-Servette.

Coach Chris McSorley says the 34-year-old winger chose Geneva-Servette over NHL and European teams.

Park has played 722 games in 16 seasons in the NHL, including the past four with the New York Islanders.

McSorley tells The Associated Press he spoke with the Islanders' Swiss defenceman Mark Streit about Park before making him the top off-season acquisition. The club lost to Bern in the Swiss playoff finals last season in game seven.

Park previously played in Switzerland with Langnau in 2004-05 during the NHL lockout season.