Kitchener Ranger grad, Boyd Devereaux has left the NHL behind and has found a new home in Switzerland with HC Lugano. The team’s official website has an English language option but it just uses translation software so the wording is pretty sketchy. Devereaux continues his role as a checker and has 4 points in 16 games with the squad so far this season.
Devereaux played for the Rangers for two seasons, 1995-96 and 1996-97 before moving on to the Edmonton Oilers organization. Along the way, Boyd made stops in Detroit, Phoenix and Toronto, as well. Highlighting his OHL career was being selected to Team Canada for the World Junior Tournament in 1997. He also holds a Stanley Cup ring from stint in Detroit.
Lugano is a city with a metro population of 130,000 located in the south of Switzerland near the border with Italy. Generally, Lugano is an Italian speaking city. Nestled in the mountains and surrounded by lakes, Lugano is a very popular tourist spot and has been dubbed the ‘Monte Carlo of Switzerland’.
Lugano HC is currently in seventh place in the twelve team Swiss league. The top eight teams make the playoffs.