Alina Mueller craves a challenge. Anything less won’t do. Need proof? As a rookie in the Swiss Women’s League last season, Mueller amassed 50 goals and 80 points in 23 games. Even on her worst nights, she was a force to be reckoned with who seemingly lit the lamp at will en route to dual scoring crowns, all the while her Zurich Lions cruised to the league championship. Sounds like fun, right? Not for Mueller, whose frank assessment of the 2017-18 campaign was that it was “a little annoying.”
This is who Mueller is. She’s a competitor. She believes that iron sharpens iron. And coming from the men’s game, where she played up until her first full-time foray in the women’s game last season, Mueller was used to the night-in, night-out battles that came with skating in Switzerland’s top-flight ...
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Jared Clinton is a writer and web editor with The Hockey News. He's been with the team since 2014. He was born, raised and resides in Winnipeg, where he can be found missing the net on outdoor rinks all over town.