HC La Chaux-de-Fonds (HCC) has announced, via a communiqué, the arrival of a new foreigner for the 2022-2023 season in the Swiss League. This is young Canadian Kyle Topping (22 years, 180 cm, 88 kg) floating in the center of the attack.
The hockeyeur natif de Ganges (Colombie-Britannique) or Canada came from the origin of l’équipe de San José Barracuda (AHL). In 48 games lors de la saison 2021-2022, he compiled 19 points (4 buts, 15 assists) and 48 games. He also excelled in ECHL with the Orlando Solar Bears in 10 games (12 points, 2 goals).
During his junior career, he had evolved in the Canadian Junior Major League (WHL) with the Kelowna Rockets. In four seasons, he had a total of 202 personal points (73 goals, 129 assists) in 245 matches, play-offs included.
A camp with the San Jose Sharks
In 2018, he had been ranked 59th in the draft by NHL Central Scouitng. I had then participated in the training camp of the San José Sharks, an NHL franchise, in 2019.
He seems endowed with a certain talent, a good sense of purpose and placement. In this video, we note that it is comfortable in digital superiority. According to the HCC statement, this player “works harder on defense than on attack”. He will take No. 24 at the Melèzes next season.
Kyle Topping is the number 24 player on this video.