NHL’s Tyler Seguin branded as ‘slob’ in Switzerland

Tyler Seguin in his Boston Bruins uniform (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

by Malcolm Curtis|The Local, Switzerland|January 8, 2013

Canadian ice hockey star Tyler Seguin wowed fans while playing in Switzerland’s top league during the NHL lockout but neat-and-tidy Swiss are also remembering him for his messy habits.

Seguin, top goal getter for the Boston Bruins last season, played for the Biel HC team, scoring 25 goals in just 29 games during the lockout before recently returning to the US.

But Blick.ch, the most-read online news website in Switzerland, calls the 20-year-old a “slob” in an article published this week that mentions his brilliant play in passing while focusing more on his sloppy behaviour off the ice.

The tabloid newspaper contacted the Putzinstitut Lüpold cleaning company hired to clean the three-and-a-half-room apartment Seguin rented while playing for Biel, one of 12 teams in the Swiss A hockey league.

It discovered that staff for the company were confronted with an unsightly mess to clear when the young player headed back to North America during a break in the Swiss hockey season in November.

“The parquet floor was littered with coins worth 220 francs,” Blick reported.

Coca-cola bottles, garbage and dirty linen lay scattered across the floor, while rotten bananas were left on a table, the newspaper said.

The bathroom was a shambles and the cleaning company spent a full day tidying the apartment.

In December, when Seguin returned to America, the staff were met with a similar stiff challenge.

Blick said the hockey player was “not versed in appliances” and as a result tried to wash his clothes in the dryer.

To read the full article, check TheLocal.ch

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About Malcolm Curtis

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