Jonas Siegenthaler: “I Wanted To Get Out Of Washington Because I Didn’t Play”


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Jonas Siegenthaler has lastly made his method again to his residence in Zurich, Switzerland. After ending up the the NHL’s common season with the New Jersey Devils, the previous Capitals defenseman joined the Swiss Nationwide staff for this yr’s World Championship held in Riga, Latvia.

Whereas serving his quarantine previous to the beginning of the World Championship, Siegenthaler held an Instagram stay Q & A for Swiss media outlet SRF. He was requested in regards to the commerce from Washington and his new state of affairs in New Jersey.

“It hurts somewhat to not be with a title aspirant (Washington) anymore. However the Devils are a younger staff and possibly somewhat immature. In two or three years we will likely be a prime staff that may battle for the cup.”

Siegenthaler mentioned he needed out of Washington, and was dissatisfied that it didn’t work out with the Capitals.

“I needed to get out of Washington as a result of I didn’t play. In fact, that’s a little bit of a disgrace, as a result of I had it excellent with my teammates and located Washington as a metropolis was cool,”added Siegenthaler, wanting again on the commerce.

Siegenthaler mentioned the state of affairs in Washington modified for him when the Capitals signed veteran defenseman Zdeno Chara.

“He took my place away from me. It was tough for the coach to inform Chara that he wouldn’t play,” mentioned Siegenthaler.

Siegenthaler mentioned the transition from Washington to New Jersey went relatively easily, thanks partly to a buddy and fellow countryman on the Devils staff.

“I moved in with Nico Hischier on the day of my commerce from Washington to the New Jersey Devils. We already know one another from the junior nationwide staff, had been on trip collectively and are on the identical wavelength,” mentioned Siegenthaler. “It isn’t but clear whether or not we are going to stay collectively within the new season, in any case, it’s sensible to have a visitor room on all visits from abroad.”

By Jon Sorensen
Comply with @nova_caps

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first sport on the Capital Centre in 1974. His ardour for the Caps has grown over the many years, which has included time as a season ticket holder, social media and group organizer, and most not too long ago led to the founding of NoVa Caps in 2014. Jon earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering at Previous Dominion College, and is a Methods Engineer throughout intermissions, which has been instrumental in supporting his Capitals behavior.


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