Sami Tavernier, who graduated from Merrimack this past spring, has signed a contract with Chamonix in Ligue Magnus, the top pro division in France.
Tavernier began his pro career on an ATO with the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) following his senior season at Merrimack last March.
According to a release from the team, Tavernier plans to return to the United States and play on an AHL deal once health restrictions are lifted and he’s allowed to return to the U.S.
Tavernier made his debut in an exhibition game this week against Grenoble, scoring two goals and adding an assist. Tavernier finished his Merrimack career appearing in 139 games, scoring 26 goals and adding 50 assists for 76 points.
A chart of where former Merrimack players are playing in the 2020-21 season is listed below:
|Ryan Cook||Kansas City Mavericks||ECHL|
|Mathieu Foget||Indy Fuel||ECHL|
|Chris LeBlanc||Orlando Solar Bears||ECHL|
|Aaron Titcomb||Reading Royals||ECHL|
|Stephane Da Costa||Ak Bars Kazan||KHL|
|Sami Tavernier||Chamonix||Ligue Magnus|
|Ludvig Larsson||Mora IK||Allsvenskan|
|August Von Ungern||Rostock Piranhas||Germany-3|
|Evan Bell||Penn State||NCAA|
|Joe Cannata||IK Oskarshamn||SHL|