According to Swedish sports media outlet Expressen, Hershey Bears forward Shane Gersich has an agreement in place to play for Allsvenskan Västerås in Sweden next season.
— EP Transfers (@ep_transfers) June 22, 2023
In 2017-2018, Gersich appeared in three regular season games and two playoff games for the Washington Capitals. Since he participated in the playoffs, he’s got a Stanley Cup title on his record. That’s in addition to a Calder Cup as well as an NCAA title in 2016 with the University of North Dakota.
Glad we could help our old friend @shane_gersich9 jump start his truck today! Apparently he was gone for a little while playing for a giant cup or something. @Capitals #CongratulationsChamp #StanleyCup #BestCopsAround pic.twitter.com/0FkyylKuVO
— University of North Dakota Police (@UNDPoliceDept) June 18, 2018
Gersich was on an AHL-only deal for the 2022-23 season with the Bears and is currently an unrestricted free agent. He totaled 113 points in 277 career AHL games over five seasons.
Gersich was a solid contributor for the Bears over his first few seasons in Hershey, but was a frequent healthy scratch towards the end of this season and in the playoffs.
Västerås IK is currently playing in the second-tier league in Sweden, Hockeyallsvenskan.
Gersich joins fellow Bears teammate Henrik Borgstrom in the exodus to Sweden. It was reported back in May that Borgstrom will leave the AHL for HV-71 in the Swedish Hockey League next season.
By Jon Sorensen