Once a career ends in the National Hockey League, the majority of players chooses to go to Europe, and play for the Kontinental Hockey League or other professional clubs on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. And their hockey career usually comes to an end because of age or injuries.
However the situation is quite different for Ville Koistinen. The former NHL defenseman, who was never drafted by a team but did play for the Nashville Predators and Florida Panthers, had decided to end his contract with the SC Langnau Tigers in the Swiss League, because he cheated on his wife with a 21-year-old club employee, according to the website SwissHabs.
The team accepted his desire to end his contract and Koistinen has left the organization - probably to work on his marriage. Koistinen is the father of two and had to face the ongoing chatter from the town as the employee discussed her relationship with the hockey player with different individuals.
Koistinen's wife heard of the chatter and decided to intervene to save their marriage.
The 35-year-old veteran faced a lot of criticism from the crowd due to the affair, and he went on to ask management to end his contract and signed another deal with the Ingolstadt ERC in Germany.
Koistinen had been playing for the past three seasons in Switzerland, where he suited up for 122 games and recorded 19 goals in total. In his last season, he tallied seven goals and 18 points, and ended up with a +2 rating, before moving to Germany.
In three games so far with his new team, Koistinen has amassed three assists and a +3 rating.
Let's hope the family can survive this and Koistinen can manage to save his career and his marriage by ending his old contract and focusing on a new team.
Sounds like Chris Pronger?
When star defenseman Chris Pronger left the Edmonton Oilers, many fans and experts started to point the finger at his wife Lauren and the blue liner's infidelity as the reason why he was moved to the Anaheim Ducks.
Pronger himself discussed the sex scandal in a past Edmonton Journal interview, and how it got out of hand.
"I've heard all the nasty stuff, about all my girlfriends ... that I've got more kids than I started with. I must have six kids out there.
"It started off with I slept with so-and-so, and I'm having kids, then it moved to my wife sleeping with some of my teammates. I was supposed to be having a kid with a reporter, then she said, 'I don't know what they're talking about.' Then it went from story to story. Some people even took my rental furniture from my house and burned it."
Though Pronger denied for a very long time the affairs and the girlfriends, fans surely remember the scandal and the controversy around it.
"Getting traded to Edmonton was fine with me at the time," Pronger told the Journal. "At the end of the day, though, you just try to do what's best for you and your family."
And surely that is what Koistinen is trying to do as well...