Former Kelowna Rockets’ forward Cody Almond will play in next month’s Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.
The 28-year-old Calgary native, who plays pro hockey in Switzerland, will suit up for the Swiss national team in Pyeongchang.
Almond, whose grandmother was born in Switzerland, has dual Canadian-Swiss citizenship.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound centre played 25 NHL games with the Minnesota Wild, before signing with Geneve-Servette in Switzerland’s elite league for the 2012-13 season.
Almond is in his sixth season with Geneve-Servette and has played internationally at the Spengler Cup in Davos.
Almond played four seasons with the Rockets, helping lead Kelowna to the WHL title in 2009.
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