Beloved former Capital, Daniel Winnik, left the NHL this past summer and is currently playing in the Switzerland-based National League for Genève-Servette HC. Winnik currently has 13 points in 21 games this season.
In mid-December, Winnik was named to Team Canada’s Spengler Cup roster, which consists of some of the best Canadian players outside of the NHL. Winnik is an alternate captain. Five other club teams are playing in the 92nd edition of the holiday tournament, including HC Davos, the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers, Kalevan Pallo, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, and HC Oceláři Třinec. The event is hosted by the Swiss team HC Davos and played each year in Davos, Switzerland, from December 26 to 31.
On Christmas Day, Team Canada held an outdoor practice in front of the Swiss Alps. One of Winnik’s bulldogs, Sonny, joined dad out on the ice for an impromtu skate.