The former EHC Biel Goaltender, Reto Berra, is currently having a difficult time in North America with no NHL games played until now. Above you can see Reto Berra’s first and only goal scored by the Swiss back in 2014, where he played for the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) and waited for his start with the Colorado Avalanche. But where is Berra now and how could his near future look like?
After three seasons of being signed by the Colorado Avalanche, the Swiss has been traded to the Florida Panthers this summer and currently has to play for the Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL). Business as usual for the Swiss goaltender, who has been spending most of his time in the AHL over the past few years. With Springfield he had five starts this season and an average save percentage of 91,6%. Still it seems difficult for Berra to return into the NHL, as he never really had the confidence of any of his NHL coaches, even with solid efforts like last season, where he had an average save percentage of 92,2 with the Avalanche.
Bottom line it will be hard for Berra to return into conservative league like the NHL it is, but he might still get his chance with Florida. His opponents currently are Roberto Luongo and James Reimer, who also are solid goaltenders and he probably would have to hope for an injury to get a chance in Florida. And if Berra would get his chance in net, he would have to play his best game in order to be considerd for staying in the line up. We @swisshockeytrolls think that he should return to Switzerland, where his efforts would be valued!