Stevie Moses joined the Rochester Americans with hopes of fulfilling his NHL dream. After it didn't work out, he headed back to the place that made him a scoring star.
Moses, who was suspended indefinitely by the Amerks in late December for breach of contract, has resurfaced with Jokerit of the Kontinental Hockey League. Moses played for the Finnish team from 2012 to 2015, and he led the KHL with 36 goals during his final season.
Moses has agreed to a three-year deal with Jokerit and has one goal in two games.
"I have maybe my best memories in hockey here," he told the team website. "Since I left I've always been thinking about how I could get back or how it might work out. For a number of reasons, it hasn't up until now.
"The time was right."
The timing seemed less-than-ideal for the Amerks, who made a point of surrounding their young prospects with established veterans. Moses had seven goals and 16 points in 29 games with Rochester, who signed the 28-year-old to a one-year American Hockey League contract.
It is the second time Moses has left North America for Europe. He signed with Nashville following his big year with Jokerit. After getting sent to the minors and playing 16 games in Milwaukee, he joined St. Petersburg of the KHL for two seasons.
He watched former Milwaukee teammates play for Nashville in the Stanley Cup final last season and got the NHL itch. He played in two preseason games with the Buffalo Sabres but didn't earn a big-league contract.
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