Luca Sbisa entered the 2009-10 season not really knowing where he might end up playing.
There was a shot at making the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks. If that didn't work he would end up back in junior hockey with the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League. In that case there would be a chance he would be able to play for his native Switzerland at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship. And then there was the faraway goal of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
So where did Sbisa play that season? The answer is all of the above.
Since NHL players started going to the Olympics, only Sbisa and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin in 2006 have represented their countries in the World Junior Championship and the Olympics in the same season. Malkin, though, didn’t add a stop in the NHL that season.