Former national team member and long-time Podhale Nowy Targ forward Kasper Bryniczka has announced his retirement. The 32-year-old played with Nowy Targ last year, posting 15 points (5G-10A-15PTS) in 35 games. He is a one-time PHL champion with Cracovia Krakow in 2010.
Bryniczka will be most remembered for his time with Podhale Nowy Targ. He was a homegrown product that played in their junior system and became a key forward for the senior team. Outside a single season at United States high school, he spent his entire career with the club until 2018. A career-high season of 33 points and his first IIHF team Poland appearance saw him sign in the offseason with Cracovia. He would play the next three years with Cracovia before returning to Podhale Nowy Targ in 2021. He played in 485 PHL games and recorded 90 goals and 150 assists. He represented Poland at the U18, U20, and senior IIHF levels.
This appears to be more bad news for Nowy Targ, as another team staple has called it a day on their career. At Polish Puck, we want to wish Kasper Bryniczka a happy retirement and the best in his future!
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