The leaders of Genève-Servette Hockey Club are proud to announce that 29-year old Swiss-Canadian defender Daniel Vukovic has extended his contract for another three years, until the end of the 2018-2019 season, as he still had a year left on the four-year contract he signed back in 2012.
The defender – a true team player – has had a great year with 14 points in the regular season, despite playoffs being a little more difficult for him due to injury. He nonetheless played on to help his team go as far as possible.
The fact that he has missed only one match over the whole season – the first round of the Swiss cup in Porrentruy where the Servette coaches decided to rest him – is proof of his unwavering commitment to GSHC.
Chris McSorley: “Daniel Vukovic is an iconic player for GSHC: he is a warrior who always gives 100% on and off the ice. He will give his life and soul for the team. He is an essential factor in the success we have known in the past few years. Daniel is a vital element of this team. We are very happy to be able to count on him for three more seasons. When I recruited him back in 2008, I told him Geneva was a lovely place and that he would meet his wife and start a family here. And that’s what happened! We are very proud to count Daniel among our leaders and to have him with us for the years to come.”
Daniel Vukovic: “I am very excited to continue this adventure with Genève-Servette Hockey Club. After seven seasons, Geneva has become my home. It has been incredible for me to stay in this beautiful city for so long and to wear the team’s colours for such an extended period. It is all the more important for me that my wife and our newly born son Benjamin are well settled here. For the moment, my main concern is to recover from the injury I contracted in the playoffs. I want to thank the medical team at GSHC, as I was able to carry on playing thanks to their amazing work. They are also helping me recover in time for the beginning of the season. I think I’ll probably have to miss games in August but I’ll do everything I can to be in shape for the National League A in September and to have another great season with GSHC.“