The real reason for the mysterious departure of Alexandre Texier is revealed

Published August 28, 2022 at 3:31 PM
BY JEFF DROUIN

A few days ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets organization announced that forward Alexandre Texier, in accordance with the advice and recommendation of the NHL/AJLNH Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program, will not join the club for the 2022-2023 National Hockey League season.

We now know a little more about the reasons behind his decision. According to what Elliotte Friedman reports during his most recent podcast 32 Thoughts, two members of Texier's family have passed away in quick succession in recent months. The latter would be very affected psychologically, to the point of being unable for the moment to continue his professional career in the NHL, far from his family.


It is now easier to understand Texier's decision.


The French-born forward recorded career highs last year with 11 goals and nine assists in 36 games with Columbus, while averaging 14:36. However, he was affected for most of the season by a broken finger. He will play next season with the Zurich Lions in the Swiss league, much closer to home.

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