In a shocking turn of events the Nashville Predators announced that Daniel Lavender has been recalled from the Milwaukee Admirals this morning. It will be his first career NHL call up and he is expected to join a line of Jeremy K. Gover and Robby Stanley.
“I was unaware they could actually do this,” said a confused Daniel Lavender at Mitchell Airport. “I wonder if Pekka will remember me.”
Lavender joined the Admirals last season on an ATO as a public relations intern. The team brought him back this season as a member of Admirals Roundtable. In his time there he has produced 256 posts and gained an additional 426 Twitter followers.
“I tried to squeeze Scott Ford into my luggage but he wouldn’t fit,” said Lavender of his flight to Nashville. “I told him it was worth a shot. At least now he can meet up with the team before their bus to Chicago leaves.”
He is a product of the prestigious University of Wisconsin-Parkside. It was there that he led the sports beat for the college’s newspaper, The Ranger News. He was best known for his work with the Parkside Rangers women’s soccer program. At the legendary Wood Rood Field – he not only wrote for the paper but also performed color commentary for the student radio station.
“I had a blast with Parkside soccer,” smiled Lavender. “People always told me I have a face for radio and a voice for newsprint. It was great that I managed to incorporate both into the same sport.”
After his first year with the newspaper his colleagues elevated him to the position of Executive Editor. He would remain in that role up until his graduation in the spring of 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a certificate in Sports Management.
“I still can’t believe this is really happening,” said Lavender. “No, seriously.”
There is no word whether or not the Admirals make a corresponding move from the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. The Cyclones are led by Nick Brunker this season in news reporting and social media. He would be a likely candidate should a move occur shortly after this transaction. For now the Admirals should anticipate major things from the Houghton, Michigan native Jason Karnosky.
What are your thoughts on this move? Did Daniel Lavender deserve to get recalled or should he have remained at the AHL level? Should he have really made an April Fools Day post before tonight’s game? Can I try to fit Scott Ford inside of your luggage?