Boston Blueliner Heads Home after One Season with the Team

Published June 1, 2023 at 6:24 PM
After spending one year in North America, a prospect with the Boston Bruins is headed home. 26-year-old Kai Wissmann has signed on with the Berlin Polar Bears (Eisbaren Berlin), the team he played with for eight seasons before signing with Boston.

His Reasons

Wissman told the Polar Bears' website that he missed playing in Germany.

"During my time in the AHL, I noticed more and more how much I miss the atmosphere in the various DEL arenas. Especially at our home games in the Mercedes-Benz Arena. I'm really looking forward to hearing the whole arena singing our polar bear song again before we skate in through the polar bear head. When I think about it, I'm already motivated again for the upcoming season. It feels like coming home to me. Berlin is a great city."


Wissman signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Bruins at the beginning of the 2022-23 season, but didn't manage to play a regular season game in Boston. He spent the year with the Providence Bruins, scoring one goal and nine points in 31 games.

Making History

After the 2022-23 season ended, Wissman headed home to represent Germany at the World Championships. He won a silver medal with the team, Germany's first medal at the tournament since 1953