"I came here hoping to play somewhere in North America. I'm happy to be here and have a chance to play in North America again. Right now I have a chance to come here and have a tryout and see what happens." -- David Aebischer
The 33-year-old is in camp with the Winnipeg Jets with no guarantee beyond an opportunity to earn his way back into an NHL organization.
It has been 14 years since Aebischer has found himself in an NHL training camp without a contract, but he is willing to take his chances. Aebischer could find a spot in the Winnipeg organization in a depth role at the American League level, plus there are 29 other NHL organizations with eyes to open and impress this preseason.