This morning Simon Moser, a Swiss free agent, officially became a member of the Nashville Predators organization. Moser signed a one-year entry-level contract worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level, after attending Predators training camp under a tryout agreement.
However, Moser’s first professional days will start in the AHL as a member of the Milwaukee Admirals as the 24-year-old was sent down today.
For those Predators/Admirals fans looking for some instant offense, aka another Damien Brunner (see below video), Moser isn’t quite that player:
Moser’s highest production came during the 2011-2012 Swiss-A League season when he scored 18 goals (tied for 12th overall) and 34 points. However, Moser did help Switzerland to a silver medal in the 2013 World Championships, posting three goals and five points. He’s was also a captain with Langnau, the team the Bern native resided with for the past five seasons.
Here’s a nice little set of Simon Moser highlights via swissnlafan on YouTube:
Moser did produce a couple of goals during the preseason with Nashville. Moser’s preseason stat line: 5 GP, 2 goals, 0 assists, roughly 15 minutes of ice per game.
Sept. 16 vs. Florida: 16:45 TOT, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 SOG.
Sept. 19 vs. Tampa Bay: 14:07 TOT, 0 goals, 0 assists, 1 SOG.
Sept. 24 vs. Tampa Bay: 13:50 TOT, 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 SOG. Moser scored a second period goal assisted by Richard Clune.
Sept. 25 vs. Washington: 15:29 TOT, 0 goal, 0 assists, 3 SOG.
Sept. 27 vs. New York Islanders: 15:02 TOT, 1 goal, 0 assists, 2 SOG. Moser scored Nashville’s second goal in the third period, assisted by Ryan Ellis and Nick Spaling. He was also a +1 in the 6-4 loss.
So Roundtable . . . How do you think Moser will fit in on the Admirals’ depth chart? How long do think he will stay? Are you excited about Moser’s potential offensive punch added to Milwaukee’s lineup?