It appears that forward Jason Tejchma, whom the Reign acquired from the Mississippi Sea Wolves in June, will play overseas in 2009-10. Tejchma was expected to bring some offense after notching 19 goals and 49 points in 70 games last season.
According to a recent report out of England, he’ll instead be suiting up for the Newcastle Vipers of the Elite Ice Hockey League:
Also American forward Jason Tejchma, who comes to the UK from Mississippi Sea Wolves of the ECHL and is taking advantage of the Vipers’ links with north east Universities to study for a Masters degree.
Tejchma was selected as the player to be named later in the trade that sent goaltender John Murray to Mississippi, and the Reign would still hold his ECHL playing rights.
Two Reign alumni are already playing in Europe. Goaltender Kellen Briggs (Dresdner Eislöwen) defenseman P.J. Atherton (Bietigheim Bissigen) are both playing in the German 2nd Bundesliga.