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NLA - HC Fribourg-Gottéron has presented former player Christian Dubé as their new team manager at today's press conference. Furthermore, they have officialised the signing of Kari Martikainen as new assistant coach.

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Christian Dubé played his last professional hockey game for HC Fribourg-Gottéron last Saturday against the Kloten Flyers and has now made the decision to move to the Dragons' front office as of next season and signed a four-year deal.

The 37-year-old forward has played a total of 816 NLA games with HC Lugano, SC Bern and HC Fribourg-Gottéron, in which he scored 829 points (251 goals, 578 assists).

HCFG's new assistant coach, Kari Martikainen, has already played in Switzerland during his playing career for the Rapperswil-Jona Lakers and the ZSC Lions. The former defenseman is set to work intensively with Fribourg-Gottéron's defensive corps during the next season.

Additionally the Dragons' have announced the signing of Yannick Rathgeb to a two-year contract. The 19-year-old defenseman joins them from the Plymouth Whalers in the OHL. HCFG also signed their youngster David Wildhaber to a professional contract, which will last until the end of the 2015-16 season.

Head coach Gerd Zenhäusern also informed that the fourth import player for the upcoming season will be a forward. Who this will be, is not yet known.

The club also indicates that they are close to signing a partnership-agreement with an NLB team. (lcu)

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