Despite two more years under contract with Geneve-Servette in Switzerland’s National League, Romy announced yesterday to finish his career after thorough thinking. One reason were injuries that plagued him although he played most of the games last season.
“After 19 years of professional hockey I took the decision to end my career now. It was a difficult, very difficult decision. But the increasing number of injuries during the past two seasons didn’t allow me to play at 100 per cent for the team,” he said in a statement through his club.
In 840 games in Switzerland’s National League for La Chaux-de-Fonds, Geneve-Servette and Lugano he scored 177 goals and had 257 assists. He won a Swiss championship with HC Lugano in 2006 and back-to-back Spengler Cup titles with Geneve-Servette in 2014 and 2015.
The former draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers played 151 games for the men’s national team in which he scored 11 goals and had 30 assists. He made the roster of the last Olympics with NHL participation in Sochi 2014 and played for Switzerland in seven World Championships between 2005 and 2015.