Linus Omark tweeted a couple of hours ago that he’s off to Zug of the Swiss League.
Zug is a German speaking city in Switzlerland. We were JUST talking about this in the previous thread! The name ‘Zug’ comes from the middle ages, apparently meaning right to fish and right to pull up fish nets. Typical German word, economy and that guttural sound. The French and Italians may know about love, wine and poetry, but the Germans get their point across.
The city’s name is pronounced “Z-oh-G” according to Wikipedia. 26,045 people live in Zug, or about half the size of St. Albert. The Zug hockey club won a championship in the late 90′s and Jussi Markkanen played for the team in 09-10. He’s listed on their current Wiki roster along with a few former NHL fringe players. They play their games in the very nice Bossard Arena.
Best of luck, Linus Omark. I sincerely hope you get the opportunity to fulfill your dream of playing in the NHL.
Update: Martin Lundén of Swedish Oil has more on the story here. Martin also tells us the Oilers own his rights for two more seasons.