Confirming news that was out on the interweb yesterday, Milwaukee forward Taylor Beck has been officially recalled by the Nashville Predators.
With the Admirals inching closer to playoff inclusion, their roster continues to be thinned by callups from Nashville. This time its NHL first-timer Beck that is on his way up to the Predators, taking away from Milwaukee the team’s leading scorer and leading power play producer.
The 21-year-old will be making his first visit to the Music City, likely replacing forward Paul Gaustad, who was placed on injured reserve. So far Beck has 11 goals and 41 points in 50 AHL games this season.
Beck joins Chris Mueller, Victor Bartley, Gabriel Bourque, Jonathon Blum and Ryan Ellis as Admirals who started the season in Milwaukee, that are now up in Nashville. And if you are counting at home, the count is up to 13 players that have dressed for the Admirals this season are no longer with the club.
So Roundtable . . . What do you think of the Beck recall? Has his play warranted a shot in the show? Can the Admirals replace his offense?